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1 Subpart S - SEMS September 11, 2012 Prepared by: BSEE, Office of Safety Management Author: Jason Mathews

2 2 Thanks For The Opportunity

3  Historical perspective, expectations & compliance  Inform the support companies on their SEMS requirements  Attempt to reduce any confusion/concern with SEMS 3 Why was BSEE invited?

4 4 SEMS is Good!

5 5 Any Questions?

6 6 DATEEVENT 10/15/10SEMS Final Rule Published 9/14/11SEMS II NPR Published 11/14/11SEMS II NPR Comment Period Closed 11/15/11Mandatory Implementation of SEMS 11/22/11SEMS PINCs are online 9/11/12Zero BSEE Conducted Audits – 5 Independent 11/15/13Initial Audits must be completed Relevant Dates

7 13 Elements

8 8 The Subpart S rule does not require a MODU owner or contractor of any kind to develop a SEMS. The OCS operators are the only parties that must develop and implement a SEMS program within the context of the requirements set forth in Subpart S. Key Point

9 9 NTL No – N09 “You” as used in Subpart S, includes a lessee, the owner or holder of operating rights, a designated operator or agent of the lessee(s), a pipeline right-of-way holder, or a State lessee granted a right- of-use and easement. Subpart S does not require a contractor or subcontractor performing work for you on a facility as described in 30 CFR to have a SEMS.

10 10 Operator’s SEMS program must document contractor selection criteria. When selecting a contractor, Operator’s must obtain and evaluate information regarding the contractor's safety and environmental performance. Operators must ensure that contractors have their own written safe work practices. Contractors may adopt appropriate sections of Operator’s SEMS program. Operators and their contractor(s) must document an agreement on appropriate contractor safety and environmental policies and practices before the contractor begins work at their facilities. This does not include contractors providing domestic services, e.g., janitorial, food and beverage, laundry, housekeeping, etc. Operator’s SEMS Obligations

11 11 BSEE has the authority in Subpart S to direct OCS operators to conduct comprehensive SEMS audits based on operator or contractor performance, e.g.: INC to Component Ratio INC to Inspection Ratio Incidents Increased Oversight List Leading Indicators – Shut-in PINCs, P-103, etc Civil Penalties SEMS awareness / participation Are you in the clear?

12 12 Performance Dashboard

13 13 Other Possibilities Draft USCG ANPR Multiagency Stakeholder Meeting (EPA, BSEE, USCG, DOT, PHMSA, BLM, BOEM) BSEE – USCG MOA SEMS III

14 Subpart S – SEMS II Proposed Rule

15  34 sets of comments submitted to BSEE on the SEMS II NPR  Themes:  Jurisdiction  Independent Third Party (I3P)  Holistic Regulatory System  Process Safety  Job Safety Analysis (JSA)  Ultimate Work Authority (UWA)  Stop Work Authority (SWA) SEMS II NPR Comments

16 16 Proposed - JSA  Personnel performing job must be aware of hazards and sign the JSA  Immediate supervisor of crew – conducts the JSA, sign it, and make sure all personnel participating sign  Individual in charge of the facility must approve and sign all JSAs  Electronic signature allowed – if allowed in Operator’s SEMS plan  If operation occurs often and parameters (personnel, weather, procedures, equipment, etc) don’t change, person in charge may decide an individual JSA is not required  Operators must ensure all personnel are trained in accordance with prior to a contractor starting a job

17 17 Proposed - SWA  Operator must have procedures that ensure the capability to immediately stop work that causes imminent risk  SWA covered in JSA  Person in charge of operation responsible for shutting down work in a safe manner  SWA procedures / training for orientations

18 18 Proposed - UWA  The authority assigned to an individual to make final decisions relating to activities and operations on the facility  Personnel must know who has UWA – especially if responsibility shifts under certain scenarios

19 19 Familiarize Yourself With This Audit team members shall meet the following requirements: At least 5 years of working experience in implementation, maintenance, or auditing of safety and environmental management systems At least 5 years of working experience in offshore or related oil and gas operations in each of the following areas: MOC, HAZID, Operating procedures, and process safety Technical expertise in mechanical integrity (5 years experience) Knowledge and understanding of the SEMS audit protocol developed by COS Education/experience to comprehend and evaluate how offshore activities, materials, methods, etc may impact health, safety, and environmental performance on offshore facilities

20  Sub S does not require Contractors to have a SEMS  SEMS II NPR expected completion October 2012  BSEE has started observing operator conducted audits and overseeing directed audits  Expect varying degrees of compliance  Don’t sit back and watch – try to get involved  If you have questions, ask them! My number is (504) Summary

21 September 11, Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70123


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