Comment Period Extended on Possible OCS Maritime Safety Training Rulemaking

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that it is extending the comment period on its consideration to expand its maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs) engaged in activities on the Outer Continental Shelf, regardless of flag.  Originally due by… More »

Comments Sought on OCS Near Miss Reporting Information Collection

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has announced that it is seeking comments by Tuesday, September 2 on its intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval of a new information collection on Voluntary Near Miss Reporting in Oil and Gas Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf.  In 2013, BTS and BSEE announced… More »

Congress Drills Into Offshore Energy Bills

Thursday in Washington: One Day To Go: Both the House and the Senate are in session.  The Senate has now cleared all major hurdles to passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation and final approval could occur as early as today.  Leaders are still hoping that some type of agreement on student loans can be reached… More »