May 23, 2016 Industry Trade Associations Joint Letter To Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Requesting Review of Offshore Safety Systems Rule
The American Petroleum Institute, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), and the US Oil and Gas Association, urge the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to exercise its discretion to review the draft final regulations in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) rulemaking proposed as “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems,” 78 Fed. Reg. 52,240 (Aug. 22, 2013). This rulemaking would not only make significant changes to the requirements related to offshore oil and gas production safety systems but also, critically, to the regulations related to Best Available and Safety Technology (BAST).