Press Release Catalog 2011

December 2011

BOEM and BSEE Update Guidance for Offshore Archaeological Protection

12-29-2011

BOEM Completes Draft Environmental Review for Central and Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

12-29-2011

Salazar Continues to Advance Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands

12-20-2011

BOEM Announces Next Steps for Proposed Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Transmission Line

12-20-2011

BOEM Seeks Public Comment on Review of Proposed Plan to Develop State Leases in California

12-19-2011

BOEM Issues Conditional Approval for Shell 2012 Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan

12-16-2011

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 218 Attracts More Than $337 Million in High Bids

12-14-2011

Secretary Salazar to Open Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 218

12-13-2011

BOEM Seeks Comments on Renewable Energy Auction Process

12-02-2011

Readout from Department of the Interior's Federal Alaska Science Workshop

12-01-2011

 

November 2011

BOEM Calls for Public Input on Proposed 2012-2017 Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

11-17-2011

BOEM Seeks Public Comment to Inform Environmental Assessment and Analysis of Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan

11-16-2011

BOEM Announces Dr. Alan D. Thornhill as First-Ever Chief Environmental Officer

11-15-2011

Salazar, Beaudreau Announce Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

11-10-2011

Secretary Salazar Announces 2012-2017 Offshore Oil and Gas Development Program

11-08-2011

 

October 2011

BOEM Seeks Public Input on Offshore Wind Development's Potential Impacts on Rhode Island, Massachusetts Historic Properties

10-27-2011

BOEM Approves First BP Exploration Plan to Meet New Standards

10-21-2011

Interior Department Selects New Members for BOEM Scientific Committee

10-21-2011

BOEM Seeks Public Input on Offshore Wind Energy Development's Potential Impacts on Historic Properties

10-20-2011

Interior Department Reaffirms Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale

10-03-2011


On October 1, 2011, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), formerly the Minerals Management Service, was replaced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) as part of a major reorganization.

 

 

September 2011

BSEE and BOEM Officially Replace BOEMRE on October 1

09-30-2011

BOEMRE Transitions Conservation Grant Program to Fish and
Wildlife Service

09-29-2011

BOEMRE Announces Regulatory Authorities for New Agencies

09-29-2011

BOEMRE Awards Nearly $500,000 for Technical Study on Arctic Sea Ice

09-21-2011

BOEMRE Awards $5.6 Million for Arctic Environmental Study

09-20-2011

BOEMRE Holds First Post-Macondo Unannounced Spill Drill to Test
Sub-sea Containment Response

09-19-2011

Secretary Salazar Names Michael R. Bromwich and Tommy P. Beaudreau
to Lead New DOI Bureaus

09-16-2011

BOEMRE to Hold Information Sessions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
on Offshore Wind Leasing Process

09-14-2011

Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team Releases Final Report

09-14-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Announce Proposed Rule to Further Strengthen
Workplace Safety in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

09-13-2011

BOEMRE Director Delivers Final Speech Before Agency Reorganization

09-13-2011

BOEMRE Director Bromwich Names Key Career Leadership for
New Agencies

09-12-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 9, 2011

09-09-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 8, 2011

09-08-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 7, 2011

09-07-2011

BOEMRE to Fund Clean-up of 400,000 Pounds of Debris from Alaska Coast

09-06-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 6, 2011

09-06-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 5, 2011

09-05-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Lee Activity Statistics Update: September 4, 2011

09-04-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Depression 13 Activity Statistics Update: September 3, 2011

09-03-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Depression 13 Activity Statistics Update: September 2, 2011

09-02-2011

BOEMRE Invest 93 L Activity Statistics Update: September 1, 2011

09-01-2011

 

August 2011

BOEMRE Continues Focus on Improved Efficiency of Plan and Permit Review Process

08-30-2011

BOEMRE Releases Study on Incorporating Climate Effects into Oil-Spill Risk Analysis

08-29-2011

BOEMRE Awards $400,000 for Rabbit Island Restoration Project

08-25-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Announce Proposed Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

08-19-2011

BOEMRE Releases Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193

08-18-2011

Statement from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

08-18-2011

Interior Launches Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Energy Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts

08-17-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.3 Million for Alabama Coastal Property Purchase

08-15-2011

BOEMRE Awards More Than $480,000 for Louisiana Restoration Projects

08-09-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.6 Million for Alabama Projects

08-08-2011

BOEMRE Issues Conditional Approval for Shell Exploration Plan for Beaufort Sea

08-04-2011

BOEMRE Authorizes Offshore Sand Resources for Florida Shoreline Restoration

08-04-2011

BOEMRE Begins $650,000 Study of Coastal and Marine Archaeological Sites along the Pacific Coast

08-03-2011

BOEMRE to Provide Sand Resources for Shoreline Restoration at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility

08-03-2011

BOEMRE Completes Final Supplemental EIS for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

08-03-2011

BOEMRE Initiates Study on Regulating Worker Safety in Offshore Renewable Energy Operations

08-01-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Don Activity Statistics Update: August 01, 2011

08-01-2011

 

July 2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Don Activity Statistics Update: July 31, 2011

07-31-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Don Activity Statistics Update: July 30, 2011

07-30-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Don Activity Statistics Update: July 29, 2011

07-29-2011

BOEMRE Tropical Storm Don Activity Statistics Update: July 28, 2011

07-28-2011

BOEMRE and Coast Guard Sign Agreement Outlining Roles for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations

07-27-2011

BOEMRE Authorizes Offshore Sand Resources for Shoreline Restoration in Florida

07-22-2011

BOEMRE Awards $3.7 Million for Alabama Facility

07-20-2011

BOEMRE Awards $200,000 for California Ocean Public Awareness Campaign

07-19-2011

BOEMRE Awards More Than $1.9 Million for Mississippi Projects

07-19-2011

BOEMRE Director Delivers Opening Remarks for Renewable Energy Workshop

07-14-2011

BOEMRE Analyzing Proposed Wind Energy Areas Offshore NJ, DE, MD, and VA

07-11-2011

BOEMRE Completes Study of Undersea Power Cables

07-07-2011

BOEMRE Awards $300,000 for Louisiana Coastal Management Plan

07-07-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1 Million for Mississippi Waterfront Land

07-06-2011

BOEMRE Awards $532,000 for Louisiana Projects

07-06-2011

BOEMRE Seeks Public Comment to Inform New Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment

07-05-2011

BOEMRE Releases Report Examining Methods of Locating Gas Hydrate Deposits

07-05-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.3 Million for Louisiana Preservation Project

07-05-2011

NOAA, BOEMRE and Fish and Wildlife Service Advance Nation's Largest Survey of Marine Protected Species

07-01-2011

 

June 2011

BOEMRE Completes Draft Supplemental EIS for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

06-29-2011

BOEMRE Increases Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts

06-29-2011

BOEMRE Announces Second Meeting of Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee

06-24-2011

USGS Arctic Study Evaluates Science and Knowledge Gaps for OCS Energy Development

06-23-2011

BOEMRE Director Delivers Remarks at World National Oil Companies Congress

06-22-2011

Interior Implements Steps to Increase Responsible Domestic Energy Production

06-16-2011

BOEMRE Awards $467,500 for Mississippi Projects

06-15-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.8 Million in Grants to Alabama

06-15-2011

BOEMRE Awards $432,000 for Louisiana Restoration Projects

06-14-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.1 Million to Texas

06-14-2011

BOEMRE Strengthens Offshore Inspections Program

06-13-2011

BOEMRE, NOAA and USGS Launch Maritime Science Expedition Off Mid-Atlantic Coast Aboard the Research Ship Nancy Foster

06-09-2011

BOEMRE Issues Guidelines to Offshore Oil and Gas Operators on Reporting the Effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

06-03-2011

BOEMRE Implements Changes to Improve Efficiency of Permit Review Process

06-03-2011

 

May 2011

BOEMRE Names New Alaska Regional Director

05-25-2011

BOEMRE Releases Report of Investigation into Fire on Mariner Energy's Vermilion 380 A Platform

05-25-2011

BOEMRE and NOAA to Increase Coordination, Collaboration on Offshore Energy Development and Environmental Stewardship

05-23-2011

BOEMRE Awards $530,462 in Grants for California County Projects

05-23-2011

BOEMRE to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Testing Offshore Florida

05-23-2011

BOEMRE Releases Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193

05-20-2011

BOEMRE Scientific Committee Discusses Increased, Improved Use of Science in Offshore Energy Development

05-19-2011

BOEMRE Approves Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Exploration Plan Supported by Post-Deepwater Horizon Environmental Review

05-17-2011

Salazar, Hayes, Bromwich Testify on Safe, Responsible Domestic Oil and Gas Production

05-17-2011

BOEMRE Awards $2.9 Million for Mississippi Park Boardwalk

05-13-2011

BOEMRE Seeking Accident Investigation Board Chief

05-13-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Announce Elimination of Redundant Step for Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing

05-13-2011

BOEMRE Approves Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Exploration Plan Supported by Post-Deepwater Horizon Environmental Review

05-11-2011

BOEMRE Seeking Senior Executives for New Bureaus

05-06-2011

BOEMRE Director Discusses the Future of Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the U.S. at Offshore Technology Conference

05-02-2011

BOEMRE Announces It Will Reduce Area Offshore Massachusetts Under Consideration for Commercial Wind Energy Leasing

05-02-2011

 

April 2011

BOEMRE to Hire Regional Leadership for New Bureau

04-27-2011

BOEMRE's Outer Continental Shelf - Scientific Committee to Hold Public Meeting

04-26-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Announce $25.8 Million Award for Louisiana Coastal Protection Project

04-22-2011

BOEMRE Awards More Than $6.9 Million for Alabama Conservation Project

04-21-2011

BOEMRE Completes Draft Supplemental EIS for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

04-19-2011

Salazar Announces Approval of Cape Wind Energy Project Construction and Operations Plan

04-19-2011

BOEMRE Initiates "Smart from the Start" Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Development Offshore New Jersey

04-19-2011

Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee Sets Goals, Agenda

04-18-2011

BOEMRE Seeking First-Time Environmental Enforcement Officer and Chief of Regulations

04-15-2011

Ministerial Forum Seeks Global Solutions to Deepwater Drilling Safety, Containing Blowouts

04-14-2011

BOEMRE Awards $600,000 for Louisiana Ridge, Marsh Restoration

04-13-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Recruit Tulane Students to Public Service, Visit Deepwater Facility, Discuss Ongoing Oil and Gas Safety Reforms

04-13-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.1 Million for Mississippi Harbor

04-13-2011

BOEMRE Awards $858,900 to Study Health of Important Subsistence Fish Populations in Alaska

04-12-2011

BOEMRE Awards $200,000 for Mississippi Schools

04-12-2011

BOEMRE Approves Operations for Tenth Deepwater Well

04-08-2011

BOEMRE Announces New Key Positions to Further Regulatory Reform

04-08-2011

BOEMRE Approves Operations for Ninth Deepwater Well

04-07-2011

Salazar to Convene Ministerial Forum on Offshore Drilling, Blowout Containment

04-01-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.5 Million in Grants for California Coastal County Projects

04-01-2011

BOEMRE Approves Operations for Eighth Deepwater Well

04-01-2011

 

March 2011

BOEMRE and Oregon Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

03-31-2011

Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to Hold First Meeting

03-31-2011

BOEMRE Approves Deepwater Drilling Permit for New Well included in First Approved Exploration Plan

03-30-2011

BOEMRE Approves $3 Million in Grants for California State Projects

03-29-2011

DOI Releases Report on Unused Oil and Gas Leases

03-29-2011

BOEMRE to Aggressively Recruit Environmental Scientists

03-29-2011

BOEMRE Issues Guidance for Offshore Deepwater Drillers to Comply with Safety and Containment Requirements

03-28-2011

BOEMRE Approves Sixth Deepwater Drilling Permit that Meets New Safety Standards

03-25-2011

BOEMRE Awards $976,176 Grant to Mat-Su Borough for High-Quality Aerial Imagery of Coastal Zone

03-25-2011

Interior Initiates Process for First "Smart from the Start" Lease for Commercial Wind Power Offshore Delaware

03-24-2011

BOEMRE Approves Fifth Deepwater Drilling Permit that Meets New Safety Standards

03-24-2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to Conduct Seventh Session of the Joint Investigation into the Deepwater Horizon Incident Focused on Blowout Preventer

03-22-2011

BOEMRE Approves Additional Deepwater Drilling Permit that Meets New Safety Standards

03-22-2011

BOEMRE Director Highlights Role of Environmental Reviews, Announces Science Recruitment Tour at Information Transfer Meeting

03-22-2011

Interior Approves First Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Exploration Plan with Post-Deepwater Horizon Environmental Review

03-21-2011

BOEMRE Approves Third Deepwater Drilling Permit to Meet New Safety Standards

03-18-2011

BOEMRE Approves First-Ever Use of Deepwater Floating Production Storage Offloading Facility in Gulf of Mexico

03-17-2011

BOEMRE Awards $225,000 in Grants for Mississippi Projects

03-15-2011

BOEMRE Awards $63,600 Grant for Louisiana Airport Access Road

03-14-2011

BOEMRE Calls for Public Input on Proposed 2012-2017 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

03-14-2011

Salazar Names Members of Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to Guide Oil and Gas Regulatory Program Reform

03-11-2011

BOEMRE Awards $1.3 million in Grants for Louisiana

03-07-2011

BOEMRE to Hold Industry Workshop on Plan Processing

03-07-2011

BOEMRE Releases Report of Investigation on BP's Atlantis Platform

03-04-2011

 

February 2011

BOEMRE Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit To Meet Important New Safety Standards in Gulf of Mexico

02-28-2011

BOEMRE Initiates Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Development Offshore Massachusetts

02-24-2011

BOEMRE to Hold Public Workshop on Offshore Energy Regulations

02-22-2011

BOEMRE Produces Comprehensive Fish Survey of Beaufort Sea

02-18-2011

BOEMRE, Florida Sign Agreement to Replenish Florida Community

02-16-2011

BOEMRE Undertakes Conventional Rulemaking Process to Eliminate Redundant Step for OCS Renewable Energy Leasing

02-15-2011

President's FY 2012 Budget Includes $358.4 Million for BOEMRE Reorganization and Reforms to Strengthen Offshore Energy Management and Regulation

02-14-2011

BOEMRE Director Discusses Strengthened Oversight of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Development at the Baker Institute's Energy Forum

02-11-2011

BOEMRE Approves $100,000 CIAP Grant for Vermilion Parish

02-10-2011

BOEMRE Begins Environmental Reviews for Proposed 2012-2017 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

02-08-2011

BOEMRE to Prepare Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Activities on the Atlantic OCS

02-08-2011

Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives

02-07-2011

BOEMRE Director Discusses Future of Offshore Renewable Energy at Offshore Wind Power Conference

02-01-2011

 

January 2011

UPDATE: BOEMRE Continuing to Respond to Natural Gas Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

01-29-2011

BOEMRE Calls for Public Comment to Inform Deepwater Environmental Assessment

01-28-2011

UPDATE: BOEMRE Continuing to Respond to Natural Gas Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

01-27-2011

BOEMRE Calls for Nominations for Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee

01-24-2011

BOEMRE to Undertake Conventional Rulemaking Process for Offshore Renewable Energy Rule

01-24-2011

UPDATE: BOEMRE Continuing to Respond to Natural Gas Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

01-20-2011

BOEMRE Director Discusses Responsible Stewardship of U.S. Offshore Energy Development at the National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

01-19-2011

BOEMRE and North Carolina Form Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

01-19-2011

Salazar, Bromwich Announce Next Steps in Overhaul of Offshore Energy Oversight and Management

01-19-2011

UPDATE: BOEMRE Continuing to Respond to Natural Gas Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

01-18-2011

BOEMRE Responds to Report of Natural Gas Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

01-17-2011

BOEMRE Director Discusses Strengthened Oversight of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Development at Gulf Oil Spill Series

 01-13-2011

BOEMRE Approves $150,000 in Grants for Mississippi

01-11-2011

BOEMRE Provides Additional Clarity for Certain Activities Suspended under the Deepwater Moratorium

01-03-2011

BOEMRE Plans Meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

01-03-2011