BOEMRE issues guidance regarding permit standards

The US federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has released additional information about how to comply with the recently issued rules and previous guidance.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has released additional information about how to comply with the recently issued rules and previous guidance.

The new publication addresses the Drilling Safety Rule (or Interim Final Rule), NTL-6 (including Worst Case Discharge calculations), and NTL-10, as well as further information on BOEMRE’s inspections of BOP testing, Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRP), and the manner in which environmental assessments will be conducted for deepwater drilling plans.

The actual publication is online at http://www.boemre.gov/ooc/press/2010/press1213.htm.

“As we continue to strengthen oversight and safety and environmental protections, we must ensure that the oil and gas industry has clear direction on what is expected,” said BOEMRE Director Michael R. Bromwich. “Following discussions with members of the oil and gas industry, it is clear that this information will assist in their implementation of the stronger safety and environmental standards we have put in place. We remain committed to working with industry to provide additional guidance on these and other issues.”

12/14/2010

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