Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Agency overview
Formed October 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)
Preceding agency
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]


The Bureau was established in 2011 in response to the regulatory failure of Minerals Management Service (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, the BSEE has a $202 million budget and 693 full-time employees (FTE), requesting $204 million and an increase to 744 FTE for fiscal year 2015.[3]


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

See also


  1. 1 2 Salazar, Ken (May 19, 2010), Secretarial Order Nº 3299 (PDF), retrieved May 21, 2010
  2. 1 2 "Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement History". Department of Interior. n.d. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. BSEE (10 March 2014). "Budget Justification FY 2015 BSEE" (PDF). Department of Interior. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

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