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    Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee Meets in Late August
    The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee, which advises the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, will meet at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 29, 2012, and on August 30, 2012. Both meetings will begin at 8:00 am. The OESC consists of representatives from industry, Federal Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the academic community. The agenda for Wednesday, August 29, will address the OESC Subcommittees' activities to date on: oil spill prevention, spill containment, spill response and safety management systems; safety culture; blowout preventers; and a proposed Ocean Energy Safety Institute. The agenda for Thursday, August 30, will address interim recommendations presented to the OESC from its four subcommittees for consideration and action, including lessons learned and next steps forward. The meeting is open to the public. The OESC's website is at

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