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DOI/BSEE RIN: 1014-AA53 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Revisions to Decommissioning Requirements on the OCS 

This proposed rule would address issues relating to 1) idle iron by adding a definition of this term to clarify that it applies to idle wells and structures on active leases; 2) abandonment in place of subsea infrastructure by adding regulations addressing when BSEE may approve decommissioning-in-place instead of removal of certain subsea equipment; and 3) other operational considerations.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250 subpart Q   
Legal Authority: Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1331 to 1356a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2023 
NPRM Comment Period End  06/00/2023 
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:
Kirk Malstrom
Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
45600 Woodland Road,
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone:703 787-1751
Fax:703 787-1555