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BSEE to Commence Rulemaking Process to Revise Well Control Rule

bseeOn August 4, 2017, PESA was part of a Joint Trade group that presented industry’s remaining concerns with the Well Control Rule (WCR) to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). During the conference call, which was led by BSEE Director Scott Angelle, technical experts from industry discussed the issues and recommendations captured in a Joint Trade letter submitted to BSEE in May.

At the close of the discussion, Director Angelle indicated BSEE plans to move forward with revising the WCR. As a first step in the process, BSEE will hold a public forum in Houston on Thursday, September 7. Those interested in attending the Houston public forum should register online by August 23, to ensure space is available.

BSEE is expected to extend the compliance dates for those parts of the rule that have not yet gone into effect so that improvements can be made during the rulemaking process.

PESA’s Well Control Working Group will lead the Association’s engagement in the rulemaking process. If your company would like to be involved or would like additional information, please contact PESA Senior Director of Public Policy, Jean Gould.