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07/14/2014 - Late last month the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Kristi McKinney travelled to Bergen, Norway to participate in the annual international seminar hosted by the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association (NOSCA).  McKinney, who is a Research Specialist in the Bureau’s Oil Spill Response Division, was invited to speak to the international audience about oil spill planning and preparedness in U.S. territorial waters. She highlighted current research within the Oil Spill Response Division and explained BSEE and operator requirements for oil spill planning and preparedness. The seminar was attended by over 90 international researchers and responders.

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07/14/2014 - The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has selected Jack Lorrigan as its Tribal and Community Liaison within the Alaska Region to work with Alaska's Native organizations, Tribal Governments, coastal communities and community based organizations (CBO).  The hiring of Lorrigan launches a new era of enhanced communication and coordination.

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06/27/2014 - Last week, BSEE initiated a series of ongoing tests at Ohmsett, the bureau's National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility, to measure the effectiveness of stationary skimmer systems. The skimmers, which are devices that collect and remove oil from the surface of the water, will be tested using multiple oil types in order to determine their Oil Recovery Rate and Oil Recovery Efficiency.   

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