As part of a new aggressive enforcement effort adopted by the Obama administration since the BP oil spill, the government will begin to conduct surprise inspections on oil rigs. Michael Bromwich, director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. PHOTO: Eliot Kamenitz / The Times-Picayune The announcement was made on Thursday, October 14, 2010 by Michael Bromwich, the head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), an agency under the Department of the Interior. The new agency was formerly known as the Minerals Management Service. [B]Read more[/B].