13 Sep '11, 5pm

Farewell to an Acronym

Farewell to an Acronym

The awkwardly named hybrid agency responsible for the regulation of offshore drilling, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, is being reorganized out of existence at the end of the month, barely 16 months after its creation. Will he stick around? Michael R. Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. Boemre — variously pronounced BOH-murr, BOME-ree, and, by some in the oil and gas industry, bummer — will dissolve on Sept. 30. It will be replaced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM (pronounced bohm or perhaps BOH-ehm, a bit like the Puccini opera), and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE, known less than affectionately as “Bessie”). The agency took the place of the discredited Minerals Management Service, which was disbanded after the Deepwater Hori...

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