BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement) Oil Spill Response Research


Under the DOI (Department of the Interior) BSEE takes charge of prevention of and preparedness for oil spills. The BSEE conducts inspections of oil operations, both planned and unannounced. It also investigates any offshore oil events that result in injury or pollution. The BSEE has an Oil Spill Response and Research (OSRR) division which researches “methods and technologies used for oil spill detection, containment, treatment, recovery and cleanup.”  This resource will link you to many research projects that BSEE has funded to prepare for Arctic oil spills.  

If you are interested in other DOI agencies that are involved in oil spill preparedness, search on the following agencies' websites: 

o BOEM-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

o ONRR-Office of National Resources Revenue

o USFWS-US Fish and Wildlife Service

o USGS-US Geological Survey

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