Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
|Formed||October 1, 2011|
|Preceding Agency||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement|
|Agency executives||Brian Salerno, Director
Margaret Schneider , Deputy Director
|Parent agency||Department of the Interior|
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. 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.
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. As of 2014[update], it has a $202 million budget and 693 FTE, requesting $204 million and an increase to 744 FTE for fiscal year 2015.
- Salazar, Ken (May 19, 2010), Secretarial Order Nº 3299 (PDF), retrieved May 21, 2010
- "Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement History". Department of Inetrior. n.d. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- BSEE (10 March 2014). "Budget Justification FY 2015 BSEE". Department of Inetrior. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
- Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the Federal Register
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