Bromwich forms investigations, review unit at renamed MMS

Michael R. Bromwich, who took the helm of the renamed US Minerals Management Service on June 21, established an investigations and review unit to help expedite his oversight, enforcement, and reorganization at what is now the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOE).

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, June 23 -- Michael R. Bromwich, who took the helm of the renamed US Minerals Management Service on June 21, established an investigations and review unit to help expedite his oversight, enforcement, and reorganization at what is now the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOE).

The unit will be responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct, responding to high-priority issues, and implementing BOE’s reorganization, Bromwich said.

“It will provide us the capacity to investigate allegations of misconduct, to provide unified and coordinated monitoring of compliance with laws and regulations, and to respond swiftly to emerging and urgent issues on a bureau-wide level and in the industry,” Bromwich said as he announced the unit’s formation on June 23.

“In light of the response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the impending reorganization of [the US Department of the Interior’s] offshore oil and gas management and enforcement missions, and the new bureau’s mandate to implement broad reforms, it is critical that we have an internal compliance and investigations team that can act quickly and report directly to me,” he added.

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