May 09, 2013
BSSE’s second environmental management rule
Beginning June 4, 2014, operators of production platforms on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) must be in compliance with revisions to the safety and environmental management system (SEMS) final rule issued by the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The SEMS was originally published in October 2010 by DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The revisions, called SEMS II, are intended to address safety concerns that were not covered in the first SEMS, according to the BSEE, a successor agency to the BOEMRE.
Read more via BSSE’s second environmental management rule.