On May 8, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the Department plans to work with industry officials as it develops offshore oil and gas development regulations. Speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference, Secretary Jewell said environmental impact statements are being created for the Gulf of Mexico and mid- and South Atlantic regions that are closed for offshore drilling. The Gulf of Mexico EIS will assess resources to ensure the industry correctly prices leases. The mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic programmatic EIS will assess geological impacts in order to later create mitigation measures. At the conference, Secretary Jewell, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy Beaudreau met with industry representatives. Industry stakeholders praised the responsiveness of BOEM and BSEE; they also urged the Department to use the best available science when creating regulations.