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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Markup

Executive Summary on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Mark Up of the Bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Summary Provided By Emily Singer, Legislative Aide, HBW Resources The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held three mark up sessions on the Bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. This bill… More »


NMFS Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes to ESA Regulations

The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced that the comment period on their proposal to revise regulations pertaining to the filing and review of Endangered Species Act petitions is being extended through September 18.  The comment period was originally due to conclude on July 20. Among other things, the… More »


BSEE Announces Unannounced Exercise in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced that the agency’s Oil Spill Preparedness Division recently held a Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise to test the effectiveness of Enterprise Field Services, LLC in responding to a simulated spill event. The scenario required Enterprise to deploy a skimmer, vacuum transfer unit, and portable barge from a… More »


Salerno Discusses Offshore Lifting Operations and Risk Management at API Conference

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced that BSEE Director Brian Salerno delivered a keynote speech during API’s Offshore Safe Lifting Conference and Expo in Houston.  U.S. Coast Guard Captain Joshua Reynolds also addressed attendees. Salerno’s remarks noted that lifting accidents “have been a persistent trend,” stating that 16% of fatalities on the… More »