MMS names new MRM associate director

The US Minerals Management Service has named Greg Gould as the agency's new associate director for the minerals revenue management (MRM) program.

Nick Snow
Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, June 3 -- The US Minerals Management Service has named Greg Gould as the agency's new associate director for the minerals revenue management (MRM) program. Gould has served as chief of the MMS's environmental division for the last 4 years.

In his new position Gould will supervise the annual collection and dispersion of billions of dollars in federal royalties from energy production on public and American Indian lands, MMS said. He also will direct the MRM program's compliance and enforcement operations and the royalty-in-kind programs, MMS said.

While leading the agency's environmental division, Gould oversaw a nationwide environmental assessment program for the US Outer Continental Shelf, which included preparation of an environmental impact statement for the 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program, according to the agency.

Gould began his career at the Department of the Interior in 1981 as a geologist in the US Bureau of Land Management's Atlantic region. Gould also has served in other capacities within the MMS offshore program, working as a marine policy analyst with the offshore information division, a physical scientist in charge of civil and criminal penalties, and as chief of the engineering and operations division's safety and enforcement branch, MMS said.

Gould also has congressional experience as energy advisor to the chairman of the US House's Oceanography Subcommittee.

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