'CARES Act Flash Report': The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's Safety Inspection Program COVID-19 Response [open pdf - 289KB]
From the Document: "The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's (BSEE's) mission is to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. BSEE's Safety Inspection Program assists in implementing BSEE's mission by performing safety and environmental inspections of offshore oil and gas production operations. BSEE's Inspectors typically travel via helicopter to inspect operations and equipment on offshore oil and gas production platforms, drilling rigs, and other facilities. Annually, BSEE conducts more than 20,000 inspections at over 2,300 facilities. Given the importance of inspections to public safety and environmental protection, we reviewed the actions BSEE's three regions--the Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR), Pacific Region, and Alaska Region--have taken to protect its inspectors and offshore employees from COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and evaluated any impacts the virus had on inspections BSEE conducted since March 2020."
Department of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General, CARES Act Flash Report No. 2020-CR-047