Inspection Fees for Fiscal Year 2012

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) will be collecting inspection fees for Fiscal Year 2012 (which began October 1, 2011) as required by the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, on behalf of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
The inspection fee covers all bottom-founded structures and floating production facilities on the OCS that were in place at the start of the fiscal year and drilling rigs for all inspections completed during fiscal year 2012. Fees for the fiscal year are applicable for all OCS structures except for those that are pipeline right-of-way accessories (e.g., pump and compressor platfonns) associated with transmission pipelines under Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory authority. All subsea completions are counted as wells delivering production to a central facility and not as individual facilities requiring a separate inspection fee. All structures in State waters that have boltom-founded wells in Federal waters are not subject to the inspection fee. Inspection fees for drilling rigs will be assessed for all inspections completed in fiscal year 2012.
This Regulatory Alert was prepared by InterAct, an Acteon company, to advise our clients of impending deadlines and applicable regulatory requirements. No official agency policy is implied.


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