Articles Tagged with ''enforcement''

Twelve Companies Cited for Noncompliance With Stricter OCS Safety Rules

The head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has cited 12 offshore operators for their failure to demonstrate compliance with the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) requirements of the Workplace Safety Rule, which was put in place following the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The regulations required offshore operators to complete an initial SEMS audit by Nov.15. Read More

FERC Rakes in $304M in Civil Penalties in FY13

FERC's Office of Enforcement (OE) said Thursday it raked in $304 million in civil penalties and almost $141 million in unjust profits that included the largest penalty ever assessed by the agency in settlements during the current fiscal year. Read More

Pennsylvania Should Revise Fracking Regs, Says Stronger

Pennsylvania has a "well managed" and professional" regulatory program for oil and gas operations in the state, but should make four specific changes to how it regulates hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to a report by the nonprofit State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations Inc. (Stronger). Read More