Obama budget proposal includes increase in BSEE funding

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is $204.7 million.

The 2016 budget request includes an increase of $1.7 million to establish the Engineering Technology Assessment Center to support the evaluation of new and emerging technologies, and to develop associated safety and oversight protocols.

BSEE says the “proposal sustains funding increases received in previous years and provides resources to further strengthen BSEE’s regulatory and oversight capabilities for OCS oil and gas development.”

“Funds will be used to recruit expert engineers, scientists, inspectors, and oil spill prevention specialists to support the development of risk-based approaches to oversight and compliance on the outer continental shelf,” says BSEE Director Brian Salerno.


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