BSEE Issues Interim Policy to Inspectors
August 16, 2012
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today issued an interim policy for use by its inspectors in issuing Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) to contractors conducting operations under BSEE’s jurisdiction on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
The policy provides for consistency in the application of the bureau’s enforcement authority by establishing the parameters by which the bureau will consider the issuance of INCs to contractors in addition to the designated operators conducting offshore exploration, development and production activities. BSEE began exercising its authority over contractors in 2011 by issuing INCs to Transocean and Halliburton for violations found to have contributed to the loss of well control leading to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Click here to View the Interim Policy Document.
For more information on INCs issued to Transocean and Haliburton, in addition to BP following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, please view the Press Release here.