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BOEMRE Arctic Ocean Environmental
Assessments and Related Documents


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). As of October 2011, BOEMRE splits into the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Related Documents
The focus of this discussion is on BOEMRE's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation as it affects wastewater permit conditions for the Arctic Ocean, particularly, in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska's north coastline. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) was known as the Minerals Management Service (MMS) prior to the BP oil spill (BPOS began in April 2010) in the Gulf of Mexico. BOEMRE identifies the BP oil spill as the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) event in Section 5.0 of the Environmental Assessment for the Beaufort Sea for the Shell Offshore, Inc. waste discharges (see p. 109). BOEMRE also refers to the BP oil spill and DWH event in the Chukchi Sea Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS, p. 150, 1st sentence).

The Arctic Ocean and BOEMRE environmental assessment discussion is provided separately for the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea.

Beaufort Sea

Chukchi Sea


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