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DOI/BSEE RIN: 1014-AA23 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line 

The current regulations establish the authority for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to review and approve oil spill response plans submitted by owners and operators, as well as to verify their preparedness through equipment verification checks, audits of training programs, and exercises, including incident management team, equipment deployment, and Government-initiated unannounced exercises. This rule would update the regulations for offshore oil spill response plans (OSRPs) by incorporating improved lessons learned from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of National Significance as well as nearly two decades of agency oversight and applicable oil spill response research conducted by BSEE. The update would also establish improved response measures and standards that are systems-based and employ multiple spill countermeasures supported by new technologies.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 254   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lakeisha Harrison
Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
45600 Woodland Road,
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone:703 787-1552
Fax:703 787-1555