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 »


DOI Issues Report on its Contributions to Economy

The Interior Department recently announced the release of the “U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report”for Fiscal Year 2013 in which the Office of Policy Analysis estimates the Department’s economic contributions, including energy and mineral development on public lands.  Overall, the report concludes that the Interior Department contributed $360 billion to the domestic economy and… More »


DOI Announces Scheduling Changes for U.S. EITI Public Meetings

The Interior Department has announced that the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group Advisory Committee will hold its September 9-11 meeting at the South Penthouse of the Interior Department’s Steward Lee Udall Building and will reschedule its November 18-20 public meeting for December 10-11 at the North Penthouse at the same location. Agenda items for… 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 »