U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday asked the U.S. government to reject applications for seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward allowing drilling for oil off the coast.
Tagged: Oil Spills
H.R. 1684, a bill to expand the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require foreign oil companies take responsibility for spill cleanup in the same way that domestic companies are, passed the House by voice vote this week.
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Framework Agreement for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, notice is hereby given...
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, And Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans” (EPA ICR No. 0328.17, OMB Control No. 2050-0021) to the Office of Management...
Members of industry are concerned that proposed rules on offshore oil and gas production will bring little safety improvement, while raising costs significantly.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Draft Phase V Early Restoration Plan And Environmental Assessment Available
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Framework Agreement for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have prepared a Draft Phase V Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Phase V ERP/EA) describing and proposing the first phase of the Florida Coastal Access Project.
Deepwater Horizon: Draft Programmatic Damage Assessment And Restoration Plan And Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Available
Notice Of Availability Of A Draft Programmatic Damage Assessment And Restoration Plan And Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; Request For Comments.
Bureau Of Safety And Environmental Enforcement Submits Information Collection Request To Office Of Management And Budget To Renew Approval Of The Paperwork Under Oil-spill Response Requirements For Facilities Located Seaward Of The Coast Line
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to...
The renovation of expensive Coast Guard icebreakers, the protection of U.S. waters from foreign offshore unit oil spills, and Global Positioning System (GPS) importance were all discussed this week in the House.
Oil spills, ship groundings, and hazardous waste sites threaten coastal communities and ecosystems across the country, but NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is working to bring restoration to where it’s needed most.