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DOI/BSEE RIN: 1014-AA39 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Revisions to the Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule  

This rulemaking would revise the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations published in the 2016 final rule entitled "Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control," 81 FR 25888 (April 29, 2016), for drilling, workover, completion and decommissioning operations.  In accordance with section 4 of Secretary’s Order 3350 (America-First Offshore Energy Strategy), Executive Order (E.O.) 13783 (Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth), and section 7 of E.O. 13795 (Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy), BSEE reviewed the 2016 final rule, considered stakeholder input on that rule, and has proposed revisions to reduce unnecessary burdens while ensuring that operations are conducted safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.     

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250   
Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1331 to 1356a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/11/2018  83 FR 22128   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  07/05/2018  83 FR 31343   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/10/2018 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  08/06/2018  83 FR 31343   
Final Action  12/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
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