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Negotiated Noncompetitive Agreements for the Use of Sand, Gravel, and/or Shell Resources on the Outer Continental ShelfRule2017-2123310/03/2017Interior DepartmentThis final rule establishes new regulations to address the use of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sand, gravel, and/or shell resources for shore protection, beach restoration, or coastal wetlands restoration projects by Federal, state, … This final rule establishes new regulations to address the use of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sand, gravel, and/or shell resources for shore protection, beach restoration, or coastal wetlands restoration projects by Federal, state, or local government agencies, and for use in construction projects authorized by or funded in whole or in part by the Federal Government. The final rule describes the negotiated noncompetitive agreement process for qualifying projects and codifies new and existing procedures.negotiated-noncompetitive-agreements-for-the-use-of-sand-gravel-andor-shell-resources-on-the-outerFR-Doc-2017-21233
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for CaliforniaRule2017-1970409/18/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the updates of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on June 17, 2016 and December 12, 2016. Requirements applying to OCS source … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the updates of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on June 17, 2016 and December 12, 2016. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portions of the OCS air regulations that are being updated pertain to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (``Santa Barbara County APCD'') and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (``Ventura County APCD'') are the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD and Ventura County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The changes to the existing requirements discussed in this document will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.outer-continental-shelf-air-regulations-consistency-update-for-californiaFR-Doc-2017-19704
Safety Zone; Stampede TLP, Green Canyon 468, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of MexicoRule2017-1668508/09/2017Homeland Security DepartmentThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Stampede Tension Leg Platform (TLP) facility located in Green Canyon Block 468 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to p … The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Stampede Tension Leg Platform (TLP) facility located in Green Canyon Block 468 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.safety-zone-stampede-tlp-green-canyon-468-outer-continental-shelf-on-the-gulf-of-mexicoFR-Doc-2017-16685
Navigation and Navigable Waters, and Shipping; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming AmendmentsRule2017-1461707/28/2017Homeland Security DepartmentThis final rule makes non-substantive technical, organizational, and conforming amendments to existing Coast Guard regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.This final rule makes non-substantive technical, organizational, and conforming amendments to existing Coast Guard regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.navigation-and-navigable-waters-and-shipping-technical-organizational-and-conforming-amendmentsFR-Doc-2017-14617
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Lease Continuation Through OperationsRule2017-1198506/09/2017Interior DepartmentAs specifically mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, this final rule revises the requirements contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regulations relating to maintaining a lease beyond its p … As specifically mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, this final rule revises the requirements contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regulations relating to maintaining a lease beyond its primary term through continuous operations by changing all of the references to the period of time before which a lease expires due to cessation of operations from ``180 days'' and ``180th day'' to a ``year'' and from ``180-day period'' to a ``1-year period.''oil-and-gas-and-sulphur-operations-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-lease-continuation-throughFR-Doc-2017-11985
Safety Zone; Stampede TLP, Green Canyon 468, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of MexicoProposed Rule2017-0923905/08/2017Homeland Security DepartmentThe Coast Guard proposes a safety zone around the Stampede Tension Leg Platform facility located in Green Canyon Block 468 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect th … The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone around the Stampede Tension Leg Platform facility located in Green Canyon Block 468 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.safety-zone-stampede-tlp-green-canyon-468-outer-continental-shelf-on-the-gulf-of-mexicoFR-Doc-2017-09239
Repeal of Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation ReformProposed Rule2017-0661704/04/2017Interior DepartmentThe Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) proposes to repeal the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016 (``2017 Valuation Rule''). … The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) proposes to repeal the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016 (``2017 Valuation Rule''). Repeal of the 2017 Valuation Rule would maintain the current regulatory status quo by keeping the longstanding pre-existing regulations in effect.repeal-of-consolidated-federal-oil-and-gas-and-federal-and-indian-coal-valuation-reformFR-Doc-2017-06617
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Civil Penalties Inflation AdjustmentsRule2017-0298302/15/2017Interior DepartmentThis rule adopts and finalizes the interim final rule which adjusted the level of the maximum civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands … This rule adopts and finalizes the interim final rule which adjusted the level of the maximum civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (FCPIA of 2015), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. This rule also implements the 2017 adjustment of the level of the maximum civil monetary penalties contained in the BOEM regulations pursuant to OCSLA, OPA, FCPIA of 2015 and OMB guidance. The 2017 adjustment of 1.01636 percent accounts for one year of inflation spanning from October 2015 to October 2016.oil-and-gas-and-sulphur-operations-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-civil-penalties-inflationFR-Doc-2017-02983
Civil Penalty Inflation AdjustmentRule2017-0232602/03/2017Interior DepartmentThis final rule adjusts the level of the maximum civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Civil … This final rule adjusts the level of the maximum civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The civil penalty inflation adjustment using a 1.01636 multiplier accounts for one year of inflation spanning from October 2015 to October 2016.civil-penalty-inflation-adjustmentFR-Doc-2017-02326
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for CaliforniaProposed Rule2016-2925812/12/2016Environmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update portions of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be upda … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update portions of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portions of the OCS air regulations that are being updated pertain to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (``Santa Barbara County APCD'') and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (``Ventura County APCD'') are the designated COAs. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD and Ventura County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The changes to the existing requirements discussed in this document are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.outer-continental-shelf-air-regulations-consistency-update-for-californiaFR-Doc-2016-29258
Civil Penalty Inflation AdjustmentRule2016-2750311/17/2016Interior DepartmentThis final rule adjusts the level of the civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Civil Penalties I … This final rule adjusts the level of the civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.civil-penalty-inflation-adjustmentFR-Doc-2016-27503
Adjustments to Cost Recovery Fees Relating to the Regulation of Oil, Gas, and Sulfur Activities on the Outer Continental ShelfProposed Rule2016-2750011/17/2016Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) currently charges a fee for 31 different services (hereafter ``cost recovery fees'') it provides to non-Federal recipients. The services were identified by BSEE's predecessor a … The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) currently charges a fee for 31 different services (hereafter ``cost recovery fees'') it provides to non-Federal recipients. The services were identified by BSEE's predecessor agency, the Minerals Management Service (MMS). This proposed rule would revise and clarify the existing fees; add new fees for certain services; revise and codify the existing conditions for refunding fees; and clarify the acceptable methods of fee payment. This proposed rule would enable BSEE to recover its full costs associated with providing these services to recipients of special benefits beyond those accruing to the general public.adjustments-to-cost-recovery-fees-relating-to-the-regulation-of-oil-gas-and-sulfur-activities-on-theFR-Doc-2016-27500
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Decommissioning Costs for PipelinesRule2016-2741611/16/2016Interior DepartmentThis rule amends Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations requiring lessees and owners of operating rights to submit summaries of actual decommissioning expenditures incurred for certain decommissioning activi … This rule amends Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations requiring lessees and owners of operating rights to submit summaries of actual decommissioning expenditures incurred for certain decommissioning activities related to oil and gas and sulfur operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The amendment requires lessees, owners of operating rights, and right- of-way (ROW) holders to submit summaries of actual expenditures incurred for pipeline decommissioning activities.oil-and-gas-and-sulfur-operations-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-decommissioning-costs-for-pipelinesFR-Doc-2016-27416
Leasing of Sulfur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf MMAA104000Rule2016-2458610/12/2016Interior DepartmentThis final rule clarifies the language in one section of a final rule that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2016, and that became effective on May 31, 2016.This final rule clarifies the language in one section of a final rule that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2016, and that became effective on May 31, 2016.leasing-of-sulfur-or-oil-and-gas-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-mmaa104000FR-Doc-2016-24586
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for MarylandRule2016-2146009/09/2016Environmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve an update to a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations for Maryland. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve an update to a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations for Maryland. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Maryland is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Maryland Department of the Environment is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements for onshore sources.outer-continental-shelf-air-regulations-consistency-update-for-marylandFR-Doc-2016-21460
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Oil and Gas Production Safety SystemsRule2016-2096709/07/2016Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is amending and updating the regulations regarding oil and natural gas production safety on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) by addressing issues such as: Safety and pollution … The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is amending and updating the regulations regarding oil and natural gas production safety on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) by addressing issues such as: Safety and pollution prevention equipment design and maintenance, production safety systems, subsurface safety devices, and safety device testing. The rule differentiates the requirements for operating dry tree and subsea tree production systems and divides the current BSEE regulations regarding oil and gas production safety systems into multiple sections to make the regulations easier to read and understand. The changes in this rule are necessary to improve human safety, environmental protection, and regulatory oversight of critical equipment involving production safety systems.oil-and-gas-and-sulfur-operations-on-the-outer-continental-shelf-oil-and-gas-production-safetyFR-Doc-2016-20967
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader RequirementsRule2016-1938308/23/2016Homeland Security DepartmentThe Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) a … The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure. This final rule also implements recordkeeping requirements and security plan amendments that would incorporate these TWIC requirements. The TWIC program, including the electronic inspection requirements in this final rule, is an important component of the Coast Guard's multi-layered system of access control requirements designed to enhance maritime security. This rulemaking action builds upon existing regulations designed to ensure that only individuals who hold a valid TWIC are granted unescorted access to secure areas of Coast Guard-regulated vessels and facilities. The Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration have already promulgated regulations pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act that require mariners and other individuals to hold a TWIC prior to gaining unescorted access to a secure area. By requiring certain high-risk vessels and facilities to perform electronic TWIC inspections, this rule enhances security at those locations. This rule also implements the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 electronic reader requirements.transportation-worker-identification-credential-twic-reader-requirementsFR-Doc-2016-19383
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Decommissioning Costs for PipelinesProposed Rule2016-1905708/12/2016Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to amend the regulations requiring lessees and owners of operating rights to submit summaries of actual decommissioning expenditures incurred for certain decommissionin … The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to amend the regulations requiring lessees and owners of operating rights to submit summaries of actual decommissioning expenditures incurred for certain decommissioning activities related to oil and gas and sulfur operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The proposed rule would expand the scope of the current regulations to require lessees, owners of operating rights, and right-of-way (ROW) holders to submit summaries of actual expenditures incurred for pipeline decommissioning activities.oil-and-gas-and-sulfur-operations-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-decommissioning-costs-for-pipelinesFR-Doc-2016-19057
Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing EquipmentRule2016-1522907/22/2016Homeland Security DepartmentThe Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for certain design and approval standards for fire protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials on inspected and uninspected vessels, outer continental shelf facilities, deepwate … The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for certain design and approval standards for fire protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials on inspected and uninspected vessels, outer continental shelf facilities, deepwater ports, and mobile offshore drilling units. This rule harmonizes Coast Guard approval processes for fire detection and alarm systems, and revises Coast Guard regulations for other types of equipment, materials, and components, such as spanner wrenches, non-metallic pipes, and sprinkler systems. This rule ensures Coast Guard regulations remain current and addresses advances in technology.harmonization-of-standards-for-fire-protection-detection-and-extinguishing-equipmentFR-Doc-2016-15229
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental ShelfRule2016-1569907/15/2016Interior DepartmentThe Department of the Interior (DOI or the Department), acting through BOEM and BSEE, is revising and adding new requirements to regulations for exploratory drilling and related operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) seaw … The Department of the Interior (DOI or the Department), acting through BOEM and BSEE, is revising and adding new requirements to regulations for exploratory drilling and related operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) seaward of the State of Alaska. This final rule focuses solely on the OCS within the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas (Arctic OCS). The Arctic region is characterized by extreme environmental conditions, geographic remoteness, and a relative lack of fixed infrastructure and existing operations. This final rule is designed to help ensure the safe, effective, and responsible exploration of Arctic OCS oil and gas resources, while protecting the marine, coastal, and human environments, and Alaska Natives' cultural traditions and access to subsistence resources.oil-and-gas-and-sulfur-operations-on-the-outer-continental-shelf-requirements-for-exploratoryFR-Doc-2016-15699
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