Memo, supra note 3 (stating that federal agency employees must notify supervisor and request recusal where official duty relates to company who employs family or personal friend).
replaced the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) in mid-June, 2010 (less than two months after the Macondo blowout).
Michael Bromwich, Director of the former BOEMRE
, posits that "[t]his accelerated and focused approach to developing the nation's Atlantic wind resources will encourage investment while ensuring projects are built in the right way and in the right place.
section] 1456(c); see also Vann, supra note 101, at 12 ("When a state determines that a lessee's plan is inconsistent with its coastal zone management program, the lessee must either reform its plan to accommodate those objections and resubmit it for BOEMRE
and state approval or succeed in appealing the state's determination to the Secretary of Commerce.
is responsible for determining whether an environmental impact statement is necessary.
Regulation and Enforcement, BOEMRE
to Undertake Conventional Rulemaking Process for Offshore Renewable Energy Rule (Jan.
In September 2010, BOEMRE
adopted two new rules aimed at improving drilling safety, including one that makes mandatory a formerly voluntary program to identify, address and maintain safety hazards and environmental impacts--one of the rules API had fought against.
Prior to BOEMRE
, the Minerals Management Service's (MMS) Offshore Energy and Minerals Management Office oversaw offshore oil and gas activities, while MMS's Minerals Revenue Management Office collected revenues from all oil and gas produced on federal leases.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE
): Frequently Asked Questions, BOEMRE
The purpose of this report is to assist BOEMRE
in assessing the capabilities that are now available to respond to oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Bromwich assumed leadership of BOEMRE
at the personal request of President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, in the midst of the BP oil spill.
101) Later, BOEMRE
was further divided into the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which handles planning and approvals, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which is charged with enforcement and oversight.