Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

What is Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement known for?


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B. Hall, "BOEMRE splits -- becomes BSEE and BOEM" ''Oil & Gas Law Brief'' (October 4, 2011). Retrieved February 17, 2012 '''Mars''' is a permanent offshore drilling and production tension-leg (tension-leg platform) oil platform (TLP) operating in Mississippi Canyon blocks 762, 763, 806, 807, 850 and 851 in the Gulf of Mexico and was approved


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accessdate April 17, 2011 With respect to enforcement of regulations and safety, this same publication indicated that the "MMS also funds advanced scientific studies and enforces the highest safety and environmental standards." The Agency's mission statement was put more formally in its 2010 Budget Proposal:


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www.boemre.gov footnotes See Table 1, page 13. Figure for 2008 was ~$297 million; proposal for 2010 was ~$347 million. ref name


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B. Hall, "BOEMRE splits -- becomes BSEE and BOEM" ''Oil & Gas Law Brief'' (October 4, 2011). Retrieved February 17, 2012 '''Mars''' is a permanent offshore drilling and production tension-leg (tension-leg platform) oil platform (TLP) operating in Mississippi Canyon blocks 762, 763, 806, 807, 850 and 851 in the Gulf of Mexico and was approved


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, the industry opposed cash payments (RIV) and planned legal challenges to government efforts to establish regulations for fair market-based royalty payments.

title Mineral Revenues: Cost and Revenue Information Needed to Compare Different Approaches for Collecting Federal and Gas Royalties laysummary http: www.gao.gov products GAO-04-448 url http: www.gao.gov new.items d04448.pdf accessdate April 17, 2011

Require Attention type Testimony Before Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives date March 28, 2007 url http: www.gao.gov new.items d07682t.pdf laysummary http: www.gao.gov products GAO-07-682T


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contactus The '''Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement''' ('''BOEMRE'''), formerly known as the '''Minerals Management Service''' ('''MMS'''), was an agency of the United States Department of the Interior that managed


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contracts with RIK provisions, the program as of 2010 is still winding down. On October 7, 2009, the U.S. House Oversight Committee reported the loss of billions in revenue resulting from MMS mismanagement and cozy relationships with industry officials. According to Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, there may be a conflict of interest for the Minerals

;a dysfunctional organization that has been riddled with conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and a free-for-all atmosphere for much of the Bush administration’s watch."

an energy consulting company that was awarded an MMS contract via a rigged bid. He was convicted along with a former MMS coworker Milton Dial who also came to work at the company. Both were found guilty of felony violation of conflict of interest law.


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Wind Threats: Permit Process publisher Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound year 2007 accessdate 2007-12-05 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20071013142206 http: www.saveoursound.org site PageServer?pagename CapeWind_Threats_PermitProcess archivedate October 13, 2007 Since its inception in 1982 through FY (Fiscal year#United States)2008, the Agency had disbursed approximately $200 million to Federal, state, and American Indian


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gulf_of_mexico offshore_shell operations mars_0308.html#subtitle_1 Shell Oil Company . group1 '''Department of the Interior (United States Department of the Interior)''' list1 National Park Service • Fish and Wildlife Service (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) • Bureau of Indian Affairs • Bureau of Land Management • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement • Bureau of Reclamation (United States Bureau of Reclamation) • Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (Office of Surface Mining) • Geological Survey (United States Geological Survey) • Office of Insular Affairs


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” pervades the agency. According to the report, eight officials accepted gifts from energy companies whose value exceeded limits set by ethics rules — including golf, ski, and paintball outings; meals; drinks; and tickets to a Toby Keith concert, a Houston Texans football game, and a Colorado Rockies baseball game. The investigation also concluded that several of the officials “frequently consumed alcohol at industry functions, had used cocaine and marijuana, and had sexual relationships with oil and gas company representatives.” According to the New York Times, "The reports portray a dysfunctional organization that has been riddled with conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and a free-for-all atmosphere for much of the Bush administration (George W. Bush)’s watch." The MMS then became the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and on October 1, 2010, the collection of mineral leases was split off from the agency and placed under the Department of the Interior (United States Department of the Interior) as the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). On October 1, 2011, BOEMRE was then split into two bureaus, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Keith B. Hall, "BOEMRE splits -- becomes BSEE and BOEM" ''Oil & Gas Law Brief'' (October 4, 2011). Retrieved February 17, 2012 '''Mars''' is a permanent offshore drilling and production tension-leg (tension-leg platform) oil platform (TLP) operating in Mississippi Canyon blocks 762, 763, 806, 807, 850 and 851 in the Gulf of Mexico and was approved by the MMS (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) in December 1992 with production beginning on July 8, 1996 http: www.offshore-technology.com projects mars . The leases were acquired by Shell in 1985 and 1988. The platform is a joint venture between Shell Oil Company and BP, with Shell owning the majority share and operating the facility Shell Oil Company . group1 '''Department of the Interior (United States Department of the Interior)''' list1 National Park Service • Fish and Wildlife Service (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) • Bureau of Indian Affairs • Bureau of Land Management • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement • Bureau of Reclamation (United States Bureau of Reclamation) • Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (Office of Surface Mining) • Geological Survey (United States Geological Survey) • Office of Insular Affairs

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

The '''Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement''' ('''BOEMRE'''), formerly known as the '''Minerals Management Service''' ('''MMS'''), was an agency of the United States Department of the Interior that managed the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources on the outer continental shelf (OCS). accessdate June 28, 2010 url http: www.doi.gov deepwaterhorizon loader.cfm?csModule security getfile&PageID 35872 date June 18, 2010 title Salazar Swears in Michael R. Bromwich to Lead Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement publisher Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement date June 21, 2010 url http: www.mms.gov ooc press 2010 press0621.htm accessdate April 17, 2010 url http: voices.washingtonpost.com federal-eye 2010 06 salazar_swears_in_new_boss_at.html date June 21, 2010 accessdate 2010-06-21 newspaper Washington Post title Salazar swears in new boss at MMS BOEMRE work Minerals Management Service publisher U.S. Department of the Interior accessdate June 10, 2010 archiveurl http: replay.waybackmachine.org 20100701031314 http: www.mms.gov aboutmms archivedate July 1, 2010 work Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement publisher U.S. Department of the Interior accessdate April 17, 2011 The Offshore program, which manages the mineral resources on the OCS, is divided into three regions: Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean.

Effective October 1, 2011, the duties of BOEMRE were split between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Agency received most of its revenue from leasing federal lands and waters to oil and natural gas companies with a profit margin of 98%. It was among the top five revenue sources to the federal government, the IRS being number one. url http: www.politifact.com truth-o-meter statements 2010 may 06 darrell-issa issa-says-oil-royalties-trail-only-taxes-generalti title Issa says oil royalties trail only taxes in generating revenue for the federal government at PolitiFact.com newspaper St. Petersburg Times location St. Petersburg, Florida As the MMS (before transition to BOEMRE), the Agency's signature feature according to an informational trifold was that it had "become our Nation’s leader in offshore energy development and the collection of royalties on behalf of the American Public." url http: www.boemre.gov jobs Assets PDF MMSOverview.pdf title The Minerals Management Service publisher U.S. Department of the Interior format PDF; trifold accessdate April 17, 2011 With respect to enforcement of regulations and safety, this same publication indicated that the "MMS also funds advanced scientific studies and enforces the highest safety and environmental standards." The Agency's mission statement was put more formally in its 2010 Budget Proposal:

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