Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement BSEE works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.
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BSEE is supported by three regional offices: New Orleans, La., Camarillo, Calif. and Anchorage, Alaska. The regional offices are responsible for reviewing Applications for Permit to Drill to ensure all of the recently implemented enhanced safety requirements are met and for conducting inspections of drilling rigs and production platforms using multi-person, multi-discipline inspection teams. BSEE’s inspectors issue Incidents of Non-Compliance and have the authority to fine companies through Civil Penalties for regulatory infractions. Regional and field operations personnel also investigate accidents and incidents. DOI Social Media Policy Regarding Public Comments

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As we celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we recognize the significant ...
05/07/2021

As we celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we recognize the significant contributions by members of the AANHPI community to the BSEE and Department of the Interior missions, and to the strengthening of our nation. #AANHPIM #AAPI

As we celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we recognize the significant contributions by members of the AANHPI community to the BSEE and Department of the Interior missions, and to the strengthening of our nation. #AANHPIM #AAPI

It’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we define offshore terminology, words and phrases.
05/04/2021

It’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we define offshore terminology, words and phrases.

It’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we define offshore terminology, words and phrases.

Understanding offshore terminology can be challenging. Introducing BSEE’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we d...
04/27/2021

Understanding offshore terminology can be challenging. Introducing BSEE’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we define offshore words and phrases.

Understanding offshore terminology can be challenging. Introducing BSEE’s Terminology Tuesday – a weekly post where we define offshore words and phrases.

BSEE’s mission requires an understanding of the latest scientific advances impacting the offshore energy industry. Sound...
04/23/2021

BSEE’s mission requires an understanding of the latest scientific advances impacting the offshore energy industry. Sound #EnvironmentalStewardship is dependent on BSEE’s culture of scientific integrity. Learn More ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/research/scientific-integrity

BSEE’s mission requires an understanding of the latest scientific advances impacting the offshore energy industry. Sound #EnvironmentalStewardship is dependent on BSEE’s culture of scientific integrity. Learn More ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/research/scientific-integrity

Happy Earth Day! Every year this day is celebrated globally to encourage education and stewardship of the planet’s natur...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Every year this day is celebrated globally to encourage education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. BSEE’s #EnvironmentalStewardship commitment to workers and the environment happens every day! Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/tm7R50Ev5au

Happy Earth Day! Every year this day is celebrated globally to encourage education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. BSEE’s #EnvironmentalStewardship commitment to workers and the environment happens every day! Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/tm7R50Ev5au

#EnvironmentalStewardship is at the heart of all we do! #RenewableEnergy projects, like conventional offshore energy act...
04/21/2021

#EnvironmentalStewardship is at the heart of all we do! #RenewableEnergy projects, like conventional offshore energy activities must be safe for workers and the environment. Learn more about BSEE’s efforts here ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/renewable-energy

#EnvironmentalStewardship is at the heart of all we do! #RenewableEnergy projects, like conventional offshore energy activities must be safe for workers and the environment. Learn more about BSEE’s efforts here ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/renewable-energy

Tribal government consultation and open dialogue showcase BSEE’s shared #EnvironmentalStewardship goal with Native Ameri...
04/20/2021

Tribal government consultation and open dialogue showcase BSEE’s shared #EnvironmentalStewardship goal with Native Americans to protect our oceans and marine life for generations to come. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/zHOo50EtaMe

Tribal government consultation and open dialogue showcase BSEE’s shared #EnvironmentalStewardship goal with Native Americans to protect our oceans and marine life for generations to come. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/zHOo50EtaMe

BSEE’s offshore #EnvironmentalStewardship commitment helps fund our national parks through the Great American Outdoors A...
04/19/2021

BSEE’s offshore #EnvironmentalStewardship commitment helps fund our national parks through the Great American Outdoors Act. And it’s #NationalParkWeek. Go enjoy the great American outdoors! See the list of #GAOA projects here: https://www.doi.gov/budget/gaoa

BSEE’s offshore #EnvironmentalStewardship commitment helps fund our national parks through the Great American Outdoors Act. And it’s #NationalParkWeek. Go enjoy the great American outdoors! See the list of #GAOA projects here: https://www.doi.gov/budget/gaoa

BSEE provides specific guidance on offshore facility design to ensure they withstand the effects of severe weather condi...
04/16/2021

BSEE provides specific guidance on offshore facility design to ensure they withstand the effects of severe weather conditions & for the safety of offshore workers. To learn more ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/resources-tools/planning-preparedness/hurricane.

BSEE provides specific guidance on offshore facility design to ensure they withstand the effects of severe weather conditions & for the safety of offshore workers. To learn more ➡️ https://www.bsee.gov/resources-tools/planning-preparedness/hurricane.

BSEE is committed to collaboration with Tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations through open and transparent d...
04/08/2021

BSEE is committed to collaboration with Tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations through open and transparent dialogue. We value our joint interests in protecting our oceans’ resources and marine life. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/8rFz50EjChu.

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BSEE is committed to collaboration with Tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations through open and transparent dialogue. We value our joint interests in protecting our oceans’ resources and marine life. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/8rFz50EjChu.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-14 lead human resources specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply...
03/25/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-14 lead human resources specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/cTU350E64f6. #governmentjobs #HRjobs #YouBelong

Timeline Photos
03/25/2021

Timeline Photos

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-7/11  offshore operations & safety inspector vacancy in Louisian...
03/24/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-7/11 offshore operations & safety inspector vacancy in Louisiana. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/ljPJ50E5qx0. #governmentjobs #YouBelong

“We are characterizing bubbles to help better predict the ocean environment for U.S. Navy operations,” said Damien Josse...
03/23/2021
NRL Researchers Search for Critical Ocean Sciences Data with Lidar

“We are characterizing bubbles to help better predict the ocean environment for U.S. Navy operations,” said Damien Josset, a NRL oceanographer and principal investigator. “Improvements to ocean modeling and acoustic simulation can be achieved, as propagation can be significantly impacted by rough, bubbly ocean surfaces.”

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Naval Research Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement VXS-1 Warlocks #airborne #oceans #science #technology

Quantifying the oceanic whitecaps and subsurface bubbles is important to the Navy’s oceanographic models to characterize the long-term evolution of the ocean environment.

BSEE inspectors assess the functionality of heater treaters to safely separate oil and water during #offshore #energy pr...
03/23/2021

BSEE inspectors assess the functionality of heater treaters to safely separate oil and water during #offshore #energy production. #TerminologyTuesday

U.S. Department of the Interior
03/22/2021

U.S. Department of the Interior

Each year, Women's History Month offers the Department of the Interior an important opportunity to shine a light on American women who have built, shaped and improved upon our nation. With the addition of Secretary Deb Haaland to the agency, Interior has made history again! http://ow.ly/EeRC50E5p8Y

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-13 emergency management specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply...
03/22/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-13 emergency management specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/OSea50E4UJD. #governmentjobs #YouBelong

U.S. Department of the Interior
03/22/2021

U.S. Department of the Interior

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement remains an environmental steward by fostering initiatives that protect marine life and the nation’s natural resources from pollution. To learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/zUUp50E56BY #PollutionAwarenessMonth #WorldWaterDay

Photo by Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of a rig that now provides surrogate reef habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.

ICYMI: This past weekend commemorated the first day of 🌼Spring🌼. It’s officially time to dust off the bikes, break out t...
03/22/2021

ICYMI: This past weekend commemorated the first day of 🌼Spring🌼. It’s officially time to dust off the bikes, break out the hiking boots and hit the trails to enjoy all that our public lands have to offer.

📷: U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior
03/18/2021

U.S. Department of the Interior

Since 2011, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has been the lead federal agency charged with improving safety and ensuring environmental protection related to the offshore energy industry. Learn more about their efforts to help industry develop and maintain a robust safety culture: http://ow.ly/FF0b50E2dSB

In honor of #StPatricksDay, we are highlighting sea turtles who wear green all year long and call our federal waters the...
03/17/2021

In honor of #StPatricksDay, we are highlighting sea turtles who wear green all year long and call our federal waters their home!

Timeline Photos
03/15/2021

Timeline Photos

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases its Consensus Study Report on BSEE’s #offshore #o...
03/12/2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases its Consensus Study Report on BSEE’s #offshore #oil & #gas inspection program to promote safety & environmental protection. To read the full report ➡️ http://ow.ly/UrMt50DXfHq.

📷: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

💡 Don’t forget to set your clocks forward on Sunday, March 14.
03/12/2021

💡 Don’t forget to set your clocks forward on Sunday, March 14.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-13 HR specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/N...
03/10/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS-13 HR specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/Nny150DV1I4. #governmentjobs #hrjobs #YouBelong

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 14 budget analyst vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/...
03/09/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 14 budget analyst vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/Id1V50DTiaD. #governmentjobs #YouBelong

ICYMI: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported the results from its 2021 High-Risk List report. BSEE co...
03/09/2021

ICYMI: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported the results from its 2021 High-Risk List report. BSEE completed 180 actions to reform offshore #oil and #gas operations to address #safety & #environmental compliance. To learn more read the latest report ➡️ http://ow.ly/EGOk50DU4e7.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 14 supervisory government information specialist (FOIA) vacancy ...
03/08/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 14 supervisory government information specialist (FOIA) vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/uLra50DRbeK. #governmentjobs #YouBelong

For this year’s #InternationalWomensDay, BSEE encourages everyone to #ChooseToChallenge biases & stereotypes and praise ...
03/08/2021

For this year’s #InternationalWomensDay, BSEE encourages everyone to #ChooseToChallenge biases & stereotypes and praise the achievements women have made across the globe 🌎 to advance equity & inclusivity. #IWD2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 12/13 grant management specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ...
03/05/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BSEE is currently seeking to fill a GS 12/13 grant management specialist vacancy in Virginia. To apply ➡️ http://ow.ly/PVsX50DPWGj. #governmentjobs #YouBelong

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1849 C Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC
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It's a six block walk from the Faragut West Metro station down 17th or 18th Street (depending on which exit you use). The E Street entrance is just off of 18th and E, across from Rawlins Park.

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