Oil Discharge Written Follow-up Reports

This Notice to Lessees and Operators and Pipeline Right-of-Way Holders (NTL) is intended to provide clarification about the type of information you may provide for compliance with written follow-up report requirements in 30 CPR 254.46(b )(2). Under this regulation, for all oil discharges of one barrel or more, you must submit a written follow-up report to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). This report should be submitted to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil Spill Response Division (OSRD) Regional Branch Supervisor, Alaska OSRD Region Unit Senior Analyst, or Pacific OSRD Region Unit Senior Analyst, as appropriate, within 15 calendar days after the spillage has been stopped or has ceased. Under § 254.46(b)(2), we may require additional information if it is determined that an analysis of the response is necessary. This NTL supersedes NTL No. 2007-N04, which was effective September 26, 2007.

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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