The mission of the Environmental Compliance Program (ECP) is to ensure lessees/operators subject to BSEE jurisdiction and active on the Outer Continental Shelf comply with all required environmental laws and regulations; environmental standards established by science and found in leases, plans and permits; and applied mitigations and conditions of approval. BSEE advances this mission through the dedicated work of qualified and trained personnel who work collaboratively across regions and programs.
BSEE’s Environmental Compliance Program (ECP) is responsible for ensuring that BSEE complies with all applicable environmental protection statutory and regulatory requirements and that industry complies with all applicable environmental protection requirements. The program has six (6) broad areas of responsibility: (1) Regulatory Program Coordination; (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance; (3) Office Compliance; (4) Field Compliance; (5) Enforcement; and (6) Communication and Engagement.
Environmental Programs and Resource Areas
Scientists and Engineers in ECP carry out their responsibilities as BSEE's Coordinators for the following
- Air Quality
- Archaeological/Cultural Resources
- Marine Ecology
- Marine Trash and Debris (MT&D)
- NEPA Compliance
- Protected Species
- Rigs-to-Reefs (R2R) - Artificial Reef Program
- Seafloor Compliance, Assessment, and Monitoring Program (SCAMP)
- Water Quality