Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment
This final rule adjusts the level of the maximum daily civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The civil penalty inflation adjustment, using a 1.02522 multiplier, accounts for one year of inflation spanning from October 2017 to October 2018.
Habitat Conservation Plans for the California Tiger Salamander; Categorical Exclusion for the La Laguna Los Alamos Project and the Phillips 66 Idle Pipeline 352×4 Abandonment Project; Santa Barbara County, California
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received two applications for an incidental take permit for the federally endangered California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County distinct population segment) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. La Laguna Los Alamos LLC, submitted a permit application which, if issued, would authorize take incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the La Laguna Los Alamos Project draft habitat conservation plan. Phillips 66 Company submitted a permit application which, if issued, would authorize take incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the Phillips 66 Idle Pipeline 352x4 Abandonment Project draft habitat conservation plan. We invite public comment on these documents.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is issuing a public notice of its intent to rescind the Privacy Act system of records notice, INTERIOR/MMS-12, Lessee/Operator Training Files from its existing inventory. The Lessee/ Operator Training Files system of records was managed by the former Minerals Management Service in accordance with the Well Control and Production Safety Training regulation. Under this regulation, the Minerals Management Service accredited institutions to train lessee and operator personnel and to certify that they were competent and safe to work on the Outer Continental Shelf. Revisions to the regulation in October 2000 eliminated requirements for the Minerals Management Service to accredit institutions and for those institutions to provide copies of training certificates on individuals to the Minerals Management Service. The materials associated with these eliminated requirements were the subject matter of the relevant system of records. Subsequently, upon the dissolution of the Minerals Management Service, the responsibility for this system of records was transferred to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which is now formally rescinding the INTERIOR/MMS-12, Lessee/Operator Training Files system of records notice.