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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Agency overview
Formed October 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)
Preceding Agency Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees N/A
Annual budget N/A
Agency executives Brian Salerno, Director
Margaret Schneider , Deputy Director
Parent agency Department of the Interior
Website www.bsee.gov

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is an agency under the United States Department of the Interior, established by Secretarial Order in 2011.[1] The agency exercises the safety and environmental enforcement functions formerly under the Minerals Management Service, including the authority to inspect, investigate, summon witnesses and produce evidence, levy penalties, cancel or suspend activities, and oversee safety, response, and removal preparedness.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Offices 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The Bureau was established in 2011 in response to the regulatory failure of MMS in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to replace the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and MMS, which existed since 1985.[2] As of 2014, it has a $202 million budget and 693 FTE, requesting $204 million and an infcrease to 744 FTE for fiscal year 2015.[3]

Offices

Regional offices are in Anchorage, Alaska, Camarillo, California, New Orleans, and district offices along the Gulf of Mexico coast. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ a b "Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement History". Department of Inetrior. n.d. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ BSEE (10 March 2014). "Budget Justification FY 2015 BSEE". Department of Inetrior. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

External links

  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the Federal Register


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