BSEE cites 12 operators for SEMS violations, stops operations on five of them

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has cited 12 offshore operators for failing to demonstrate compliance with the Safety and Environmental Management Systems requirements of the Workplace Safety Rule, 30 CFR Subpart S.

Of the 12 operators, BSEE Director Brian Salerno directed five to halt operations for failure to provide a safety audit plan and completed audit by the deadline.

The other seven companies have submitted audit plans that comply with the regulations but did not complete the audits by the Nov. 15 deadline. BSEE said it may take other enforcement measures including civil penalties for each day of non-compliance.

Those seven companies each are required to immediately supply BSEE with a copy of their SEMS program, have the CEO certify under penalty of perjury that the company has implemented the plan, and complete the audit without delay.

11/22/13

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