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Interior Department Releases Final Well Control Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Offshore Oil and Gas Development

18BSEElogoSecretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Brian Salerno have announced final well control regulations to reduce the risk of an offshore oil or gas blowout that could result in the loss of life, serious injuries or substantial harm to the environment. The regulations represent one of the most significant safety and environmental protection reforms the Interior Department has undertaken since Deepwater Horizon, and builds upon a number of reforms instituted over the last six years to strengthen and modernize offshore energy standards and oversight.

- Final Well Control Rule

- Final Well Control RIA

- Reforms Since Deepwater Horizon

- Well Control Final Rule Fact Sheet

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