WASHINGTON, DC, Apr. 18 -- The US Minerals Management Service has published a rule that will require oil, gas, and other producers working on the Outer Continental Shelf to report more operating incidents than they have until now.
Operators will have to report incidents that result in less serious consequences but have the potential for more serious outcomes, MMS said.
The new requirement, which takes effect July 17, will generate more information about causes of incidents and potential risks to human safety and the environment, according to the agency.
MMS said the revised regulations will continue to require operators, lessees, easement holders, pipeline right-of-way holders, and other permit holders to report all serious accidents, any death or serious injury, and all fires, explosions, and blowouts.
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