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Regulatory: Coast Guard Introduction. CAPT David Nichols US Coast Eighth District Outer Continental Shelf Division. Environmental Conventions and Regulations: Coast Guard. Introduction: New OCS Division on the Eighth District Staff Collaborative Relationship with BSEE.

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regulatory coast guard introduction
Regulatory: Coast GuardIntroduction

CAPT David Nichols

US Coast Eighth District

Outer Continental Shelf Division

environmental conventions and regulations coast guard
Environmental Conventions and Regulations: Coast Guard
  • Introduction:
  • New OCS Division on the Eighth District Staff
  • Collaborative Relationship with BSEE
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Environmental Conventions and Regulations: Coast Guard
  • DEEPWATER HORIZON lessons learned:
  • Commandant’s Final Action Memo
  • Prevention is key to environmental protection
  • “One Gulf, One Standard”
  • Regulatory and policy changes
regulations coast guard active pre rule ocs training
Regulations: Coast GuardActive Pre-Rule: OCS Training
    • DWH Investigation CG Final Action: 1B, 1C, 3E , 3F
    • BSEE/USCG MOA OCS-08 on (MODUs) signed 4 June 2013
  • Key Points:
    • Marine Crew training could prevent or mitigate environmental incidents
    • Marine crew should be capable of mitigating/responding to blowouts/fires should safety systems or procedures fail
    • Coast Guard checks compliance during exams
regulations coast guard voluntary guidance fixed firefighting
Regulations: Coast GuardVoluntary Guidance: Fixed Firefighting
    • DWH Investigation CG Final Action: 2D
    • Notice of Interim Voluntary Guidance (77 FR 70172)
  • Key Points:
    • Consideration should be given to automatic operation of a fixed deluge system on drill floor and adjacent areas upon gas detection
    • Could prevent ignition and potential loss of well control
regulations coast guard guidance proposed rule electrical equipment
Regulations: Coast GuardGuidance & Proposed Rule: Electrical Equipment
    • DWH Investigation CG Final Action: 1A
    • Notice of Policy (77 FR 71607)
    • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (78 FR 37760)
  • Key Points:
    • Would provide uniformity for all MODU’s operating on the U.S. OCS
    • Would require that certification of electrical equipment intended for use in hazardous areas be test by a competent independent lab IAW 2009 IMO MODU Code
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Regulatory Policy Needs: Coast GuardGuidance: Dynamic Positioning
    • DWH Investigation CG Final Action: 1B, 1C, 3E , 3F
    • NOSAC Task Statements (2010, 2013)
    • Notice of Interim Voluntary Guidance (77 FR 62247)
  • Key Points:
    • Position Loss on DP Vessel is environmental concern
    • During “Critical OCS Activity;” environmental concern greater
    • Recommends use of Marine Technology Guidelines
regulatory policy needs coast guard proposed rule casualty reporting
Regulatory Policy Needs: Coast GuardProposed Rule: Casualty Reporting
    • 33 CFR Subchapter N – OCS Activities
    • 46 CFR Part 4 – Navigable U.S. waters
    • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (79 FR 1780)
    • Voluntary Reporting policy (CG-5PC letter of June 19, 2013)
  • Key Points:
    • Harmonizes casualty reporting requirements for U.S. and foreign operators on the OCS
    • Enhances knowledge of potential problem areas so that a proactive approach can be taken
    • Voluntary reporting for dynamically positioned MODU’s not currently required to report
regulatory policy needs coast guard active pre rule sms on ocs vessels
Regulatory Policy Needs: Coast Guard Active Pre-Rule: SMS On OCS vessels
    • Attention to safety procedures/systems prevents environmental incidents
    • DWH Investigation CG Final Action: 1A, 5D, 5I, 5K, 5L
    • BSEE/USCG MOA OCS-07 on SEMS and SMS signed 30 April 2013
    • Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (78 FR 55230)
  • Key points:
    • How should a vessel SMS interface with an Operators SEMS plan?
    • How should authority over vessel interface with authority over OCS activity?
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