Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Law and Legal Definition

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement is a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). It is responsible for managing the nation's natural gas, oil, and other mineral resources on the outer continental shelf. It is also termed BOEMRE or the Bureau of Ocean Energy. It was formerly known as the Minerals Management Service (MMS).

The BOEMRE has its headquarters at Washington, DC. The agency aims to manage the energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf and Federal and American Indian mineral revenues to enhance public and trust benefits, promote responsible use, and realize fair value.