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BSEE Proposed Rule on Oil and Gas and Sulphur Production Safety Systems

Posted in on Fri, Sep 27, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed to amend and update the regulations regarding oil and natural gas production by addressing issues such as: Safety and pollution prevention equipment lifecycle analysis, production safety systems, subsurface safety devices, and safety device testing. The proposed rule would differentiate the requirements for operating dry tree and subsea tree production systems on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and divide the current subpart H into multiple sections to make the regulations easier to read and understand. The changes in this proposed rule are necessary to bolster human safety, environmental protection, and regulatory oversight of critical equipment involving production safety systems. Comments are due October 21, 2013.   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-22/html/2013-19861.htm

BSSE has also made a correction to that proposed rule in a later Federal Register, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-04/html/C1-2013-19861.htm.

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