dot pipeline compliance news | January 2019
BSEE Notice Regarding Pipeline Decommissioning in Deep Water
[DOCKET NO. BSEE-2018-0017]
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is soliciting information and public comments regarding potential impacts
[including impacts on future use of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)] related to decommissioning-in-place (DIP) of certain pipeline-related
infrastructure in deep water (i.e., depths of at least 600 feet) on the OCS. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will help identify
technical, safety and environmental factors, as well as potential impacts to other uses of the OCS, that will inform BSEE’s consideration of
requests to allow DIP of such pipeline-related infrastructure in deepwater in lieu of decommissioning by removal.
Written comments and other information in response to this RFI must be submitted on or before February 26, 2019. Include docket number
BSEE–2018– 0017 as an identifier when submitting comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
For a copy of BSEE's Notice from the Federal Register, contact Jessica Foley.