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09/19/2014 - Today, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Thomas signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating fixed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities. Through this agreement, both BSEE and the Coast Guard will review regulatory responsibilities for systems and sub-systems on fixed OCS facilities and collaborate on joint training activities. This MOA was implemented in accordance with the November 27, 2012 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BSEE and the Coast Guard.

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09/12/2014 - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire traveled to Nuuk, Greenland, this week for the fourth meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Oil Pollution Prevention on September 10 and 11, 2014. The task force provides an opportunity for nations to share best practices, processes, and regulatory approaches for oil pollution prevention.

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08/29/2014 - Earlier this week, BSEE's Oil Spill Response Division (OSRD) conducted an onsite review of oil spill response equipment listed in DCOR, LLC's Oil Spill Response Plan for platforms offshore Long Beach, Calif. The visit included verification of equipment and response vessels maintained by Marine Spill Response Corporation. OSRD verifies the equipment listed in each operator's plan on a rotating basis in addition to reviewing maintenance and training records.

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