MMS and USCH Sign Oil & Gas Agreement

Tuesday, September 07, 1999
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the USCG specifying which agency will be responsible for certain aspects of oil and natural gas exploration, development, production, and transportation activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The MOU identifies 27 areas of responsibilities for both agencies. For example, MMS will be responsible for most drilling and production matters, pipeline operations, emergency shutdown systems, inspection and testing of production and drilling equipment, decommissioning platforms, and investigating oil pollution related to provisions in the OCS Lands Act. Under the terms of the MOU, the USCG responsibilities will be related to fire protection, aids to navigation, communications, life saving equipment, workplace safety and health, oil pollution under the Clean Water Act, diving operations and equipment, hazardous material storage and handling, emergency evacuation plans, and transfers of petroleum and other products to and from vessels. Today's MOU replaces two previous agreements. MMS developed this MOU working cooperatively with the USCG and with the oil and gas industry. By eliminating duplication of efforts between the two agencies, the MOU will simplify procedures for the oil and gas industry as well.
Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Next LCS to be Named USS Minneapolis/St. Paul

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Minneapolis/St. Paul (LCS 21). The future Minneapolis/St.

MSC Upgrades Europe-West Africa Service

As part of our objective to continually improve our services to customers, MSC is delighted to announce an upgrade to its Angola Express service with a first

Ballast Water System Retrofits for 11 Containerships

Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), Wärtsilä announced today.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4118 sec (2 req/sec)