The Whole Picture: Federal Statutory and Regulatory Authorities Which Govern Oil and Gas Activities on the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf

by Jerry Jeschke, Minerals Mannagement Service, Anchorage, United States,
Brunhilde O'Brien, Minerals Mannagement Service, Anchorage, United States,
Jeff Walker, Minerals Mannagement Service, Anchorage, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: Oil and gas activities conducted on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are subject to multiple Federal laws which result in safe operations and environmental protection. Lessees proposing to conduct activities are required to submit and obtain approval of a variety of permits and authorizations prior to conducting activities on the OCS. This paper describes the numerous laws and regulations implemented by Federal Agencies and the major permits and authorizations pertaining to OCS oil and gas operations.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Laws | Permits | Environmental issues | Coastal engineering | Safety | Legislation | North America | Alaska | United States

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