BOEM, BSEE extend comment period for proposed Arctic drilling rules

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement extended the comment period for proposed oil and gas drilling regulations on the US Arctic Outer Continental Shelf by 30 days.

Comments on the proposal, which the two US Department of the Interior agencies jointly announced in February (OGJ Online, Feb. 20, 2015), now will be accepted through May 27. The original 60-day comment period was scheduled to end on Apr. 27.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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