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DOI/ASLM RIN: 1082-AA02 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Risk Management, Financial Assurance and Loss Prevention--Decommissioning Activities and Obligations 

On October 12, 2020, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published the joint proposed rule in the Federal Register (85 FR 65904). BSEE will continue to pursue this rulemaking as a BSEE-only final rule to revise policies and procedures concerning compliance with decommissioning obligations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas.  The final rule will clarify and streamline specific regulatory requirements associated with the operational and procedural aspects of applicable decommissioning responsibilities of OCS lessees and grant holders. BOEM will continue to evaluate and develop a comprehensive set of regulations to manage the risks and financial obligations associated with industry activities on the OCS and pursue these actions in a separate rulemaking under RIN 1010-AE14.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 550    30 CFR 556   
Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1334(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/16/2020  85 FR 65904   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2020 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
Final Action Effective  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1010-AA00 
Agency Contact:
Bivan Patnaik
Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-4582