Updated Draft of Revised National PREP Guidelines to be Released for Public Comment

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that the National Scheduling Coordination Committee (NSCC) is making additional changes to the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines in order to address public feedback and incorporate guidance related to new regulatory requirements for nontank vessel response plans.  The PREP Guidelines were… More »


BSEE Official Participates in Oil Spill Seminar, Views North Sea Spill Exercise

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently announced that BSEE Research Specialist Kristi McKinney traveled in June to speak at the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association-hosted annual international seminar in Bergen, Norway. While in Norway, McKinney also watched the 2014 Oil on Water Exercise conducted at the Frigg oil field in… More »


BSEE Seeks Comments on Request for Approval to Revise Information Collection

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is seeking comments by Wednesday, July 30 on its request for Office of Management and Budget approval of a revised information collection pertaining to the following: Reporting of apparent violations (Form BSEE-0011, Internet-Based Safety and Environmental Reporting System); Reporting related to incidents… More »


BSEE Unveils Revised “Rigs To Reefs” Policy

The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently announced the availability of a revised internal policy for evaluating proposals to convert obsolete offshore oil and gas production platforms into artificial reefs. Among other things, the revised policy removes the requirement for a 5-miles buffer zone between designated reefing areas, removes certain… More »