In December 2017, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs began reviewing draft proposed Revisions to the Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule. The original Rule and its draft Revisions were developed by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. BSEE explains that this
“rulemaking would revise specific provisions of the final well control rule, 81 FR 25888 (April 29, 2016), for drilling, workover, completion and decommissioning activities based on stakeholder input from the final rule implementation and in accordance with section 4 of Secretary’s Order 3350, America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, Executive Order (E.O.) 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth, and section 7 of E.O. 13795, Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.”
OMB/OIRA is reviewing this draft Rule Revision pursuant to Executive Order 12866.
Click here for the OMB/OIRA Rule Revision review website.