By Andrew Restuccia - 04/15/11 03:40 PM EDT
The new hires will be a part of BOEMRE's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). BSEE, which will officially open its doors in October, is one of two new branches of BOEMRE created by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as part of the overhaul of the former Minerals Management Service, which came under fire in the aftermath of last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The other branch is the Bureau of Ocean Energy management, which will be responsible for issuing offshore drilling leases and overseeing five-year drilling plans, among other things. Read more about the reorganization here.