ABSTRACT

Ocean Energy Agency Appropriations, FY2016 [February 5, 2016]   [open pdf - 696KB]

"This report discusses FY2016 appropriations for the Department of the Interior's (DOI's) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)--the three agencies that collectively administer federal ocean energy resources covering more than 1.7 billion acres on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). These agencies were established in a departmental reorganization following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010; prior to the spill, the nation's OCS energy resources were administered by DOI's Minerals Management Service. Under the reorganization, BOEM administers offshore energy leasing, BSEE oversees offshore operational safety and environmental responsibility, and ONRR manages public revenues from federally regulated offshore and onshore energy projects. BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR receive appropriations in the annual Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44312
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2016-02-05
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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