The U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a notice to lessees and operators in the Gulf of Mexico OCS region, NTL No. 2008-G03. It clarifies current policy by specifying that some of the pollution inspections for unmanned facilities are to be accomplished by physically boarding the facility. According to 30 CFR 250.301(a), you must inspect production facilities daily or at intervals approved or prescribed by the District Manager to determine if pollution is occurring.
Effective date for NTL 2008-G03 is April 14, 2008 and supersedes NTL 2000-G11, dated May 12, 2000.
For more information or a copy of NTL No. 2008-G03, contact Jessica Roger.