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Federal Register Highlights – 4/17/15

April 17, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 17, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes new regulations in order to consolidate equipment and operational requirements that are common to other subparts pertaining to offshore oil and gas drilling, completions, workovers, and decommissioning. This proposed rule would focus, at this time, on blowout preventer (BOP) requirements, including incorporation of industry standards and revising existing regulations. The proposed rule would also include reforms in the areas of well design, well control, casing,  cementing, real-time well monitoring, and subsea containment. The proposed rule would address and implement multiple recommendations  resulting from various investigations of the Deepwater Horizon incident. This proposed rule would also incorporate guidance from several Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) and revise provisions related to drilling, workover, completion, and decommissioning operations to enhance safety and environmental protection. Submit comments by June 16, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document proposes to amend the Commission’s Rules to specify that historical amateur radio licensee address information will not be routinely available for public inspection. Submit comments on or before June 16, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to download today’s updates to the Code of Federal Regulations: Title 5 (Volume 3)

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