[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 4, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54417-54432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: C1-2013-19861]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

30 CFR Part 250

[Docket ID: BSEE-2012-0005; 13XE1700DX EX1SF0000.DAQ000 EEEE500000]
RIN 1014-AA10


Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental 
Shelf--Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems

Correction

    In proposed rule document 2013-19861, appearing on pages 52240 
through 52284 in the issue of Thursday, August 22, 2013, make the 
following corrections:
    1. On pages 52241 through 52242, the table should read as follows:

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           Current regulation                     Proposed rule
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Sec.   250.800 General requirements....  Sec.   250.800 General.
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250.801 Subsurface safety devices......  Sec.   250.810 Dry tree
                                          subsurface safety devices--
                                          general.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.811 Specifications
                                          for subsurface safety valves
                                          (SSSVs)--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.812 Surface-
                                          controlled SSSVs--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.813 Subsurface-
                                          controlled SSSVs.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.814 Design,
                                          installation, and operation of
                                          SSSVs--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.815 Subsurface
                                          safety devices in shut-in
                                          wells--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.816 Subsurface
                                          safety devices in injection
                                          wells--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.817 Temporary
                                          removal of subsurface safety
                                          devices for routine
                                          operations.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.818 Additional
                                          safety equipment--dry trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.821 Emergency
                                          action.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.825 Subsea tree
                                          subsurface safety devices--
                                          general.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.826 Specifications
                                          for SSSVs--subsea trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.827 Surface-
                                          controlled SSSVs--subsea
                                          trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.828 Design,
                                          installation, and operation of
                                          SSSVs--subsea trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.829 Subsurface
                                          safety devices in shut-in
                                          wells--subsea trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.830 Subsurface
                                          safety devices in injection
                                          wells--subsea trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.832 Additional
                                          safety equipment--subsea
                                          trees.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.837 Emergency action
                                          and safety system shutdown.
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Sec.   250.802 Design, installation,     Sec.   250.819 Specification
 and operation of surface production-     for surface safety valves
 safety systems.                          (SSVs).
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.820 Use of SSVs.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.833 Specification
                                          for underwater safety valves
                                          (USVs).
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.834 Use of USVs.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.840 Design,
                                          installation, and maintenance--
                                          general.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.841 Platforms.
                                        --------------------------------

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                                         Sec.   250.842 Approval of
                                          safety systems design and
                                          installation features.
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Sec.   250.803 Additional production     Sec.   250.850 Production
 system requirements.                     system requirements--general.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.851 Pressure vessels
                                          (including heat exchangers)
                                          and fired vessels.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.852 Flowlines/
                                          Headers.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.853 Safety sensors.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.855 Emergency
                                          shutdown (ESD) system.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.856 Engines.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.857 Glycol
                                          dehydration units.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.858 Gas compressors.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.859 Firefighting
                                          systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.862 Fire and gas-
                                          detection systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.863 Electrical
                                          equipment.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.864 Erosion.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.869 General platform
                                          operations.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.871 Welding and
                                          burning practices and
                                          procedures.
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Sec.   250.804 Production safety-system  Sec.   250.880 Production
 testing and records.                     safety system testing.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.890 Records.
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Sec.   250.805 Safety device training..  Sec.   250.891 Safety device
                                          training.
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Sec.   250.806 Safety and pollution      Sec.   250.801 Safety and
 prevention equipment quality assurance   pollution prevention equipment
 requirements.                            (SPPE) certification.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.802 Requirements for
                                          SPPE.
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Sec.   250.807 Additional requirements   Sec.   250.804 Additional
 for subsurface safety valves and         requirements for subsurface
 related equipment installed in high      safety valves (SSSVs) and
 pressure high temperature (HPHT)         related equipment installed in
 environments.                            high pressure high temperature
                                          (HPHT) environments.
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Sec.   250.808 Hydrogen sulfide........  Sec.   250.805 Hydrogen
                                          sulfide.
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              New Sections               Sec.   250.803 What SPPE
                                          failure reporting procedures
                                          must I follow?
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.831 Alteration or
                                          disconnection of subsea
                                          pipeline or umbilical.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.835 Specification
                                          for all boarding shut down
                                          valves (BSDV) associated with
                                          subsea systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.836 Use of BSDVs.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.838 What are the
                                          maximum allowable valve
                                          closure times and hydraulic
                                          bleeding requirements for an
                                          electro-hydraulic control
                                          system?
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.839 What are the
                                          maximum allowable valve
                                          closure times and hydraulic
                                          bleeding requirements for a
                                          direct-hydraulic control
                                          system?
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.854 Floating
                                          production units equipped with
                                          turrets and turret mounted
                                          systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.860 Chemical
                                          firefighting system.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.861 Foam
                                          firefighting system.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.865 Surface pumps.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.866 Personal safety
                                          equipment.
                                        --------------------------------

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                                         Sec.   250.867 Temporary
                                          quarters and temporary
                                          equipment.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.868 Non-metallic
                                          piping.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.870 Time delays on
                                          pressure safety low (PSL)
                                          sensors.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.872 Atmospheric
                                          vessels.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.873 Subsea gas lift
                                          requirements.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.874 Subsea water
                                          injection systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.875 Subsea pump
                                          systems.
                                        --------------------------------
                                         Sec.   250.876 Fired and
                                          Exhaust Heated Components.
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    3. On page 52254, Table 2 should read as follows:

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    4. On pages 52256 through 52260, the table should read as follows:

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BILLING CODE 1505-01-C
    5. On page 52271, the table should read as follows:

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                                          Details and/or additional
          You must submit:                      requirements:
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(1) A schematic piping and           Showing the following:
 instrumentation diagram.
                                     (i) Well shut-in tubing pressure;
                                     (ii) Piping specification breaks,
                                      piping sizes;
                                     (iii) Pressure relief valve set
                                      points;
                                     (iv) Size, capacity, and design
                                      working pressures of separators,
                                      flare scrubbers, heat exchangers,
                                      treaters, storage tanks,
                                      compressors and metering devices;

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                                     (v) Size, capacity, design working
                                      pressures, and maximum discharge
                                      pressure of hydrocarbon-handling
                                      pumps;
                                     (vi) size, capacity, and design
                                      working pressures of hydrocarbon-
                                      handling vessels, and chemical
                                      injection systems handling a
                                      material having a flash point
                                      below 100 degrees Fahrenheit for a
                                      Class I flammable liquid as
                                      described in API RP 500 and 505
                                      (both incorporated by reference as
                                      specified in Sec.   250.198).
                                     (vii) Size and maximum allowable
                                      working pressures as determined in
                                      accordance with API RP 14E,
                                      Recommended Practice for Design
                                      and Installation of Offshore
                                      Production Platform Piping Systems
                                      (incorporated by reference as
                                      specified in Sec.   250.198).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(2) A safety analysis flow diagram   if processing components are used,
 (API RP 14C, Appendix E) and the     other than those for which Safety
 related Safety Analysis Function     Analysis Checklists are included
 Evaluation (SAFE) chart (API RP      in API RP 14C, you must use the
 14C, subsection 4.3.3)               same analysis technique and
 (incorporated by reference as        documentation to determine the
 specified in Sec.   250.198).        effects and requirements of these
                                      components upon the safety system.
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(3) Electrical system information,   (i) A plan for each platform deck
 including.                           and outlining all classified
                                      areas. You must classify areas
                                      according to API RP 500,
                                      Recommended Practice for
                                      Classification of Locations for
                                      Electrical Installations at
                                      Petroleum Facilities Classified as
                                      Class I, Division 1 and Division
                                      2; or API RP 505, Recommended
                                      Practice for Classification of
                                      Locations for Electrical
                                      Installations at Petroleum
                                      Facilities Classified as Class I,
                                      Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 (both
                                      incorporated by reference as
                                      specified in Sec.   250.198).
                                     (ii) Identification of all areas
                                      where potential ignition sources,
                                      including non-electrical ignition
                                      sources, are to be installed
                                      showing:
                                       (A) All major production
                                     equipment, wells, and other
                                     significant hydrocarbon sources,
                                     and a description of the type of
                                     decking, ceiling, and walls (e.g.,
                                     grating or solid) and firewalls
                                     and;
                                       (B) the location of generators,
                                     control rooms, panel boards, major
                                     cabling/conduit routes, and
                                     identification of the primary
                                     wiring method (e.g., type cable,
                                     conduit, wire) and;
                                     (iii) one-line electrical drawings
                                      of all electrical systems
                                      including the safety shutdown
                                      system. You must also include a
                                      functional legend.
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(4) Schematics of the fire and gas-  showing a functional block diagram
 detection systems.                   of the detection system, including
                                      the electrical power supply and
                                      also including the type, location,
                                      and number of detection sensors;
                                      the type and kind of alarms,
                                      including emergency equipment to
                                      be activated; the method used for
                                      detection; and the method and
                                      frequency of calibration.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(5) The service fee listed in Sec.   The fee you must pay will be
  250.125..                           determined by the number of
                                      components involved in the review
                                      and approval process.
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    6. On page 52272, the table should read as follows:

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             Item name                Applicable codes and requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Pressure and fired vessels       (i) Must be designed, fabricated,
 where the operating pressure is or   and code stamped according to
 will be 15 pounds per square inch    applicable provisions of sections
 gauge (psig) or greater.             I, IV, and VIII of the ANSI/ASME
                                      Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
                                     (ii) Must be repaired, maintained,
                                      and inspected in accordance with
                                      API 510, Pressure Vessel
                                      Inspection Code: In-Service
                                      Inspection, Rating, Repair, and
                                      Alteration, Downstream Segment
                                      (incorporated by reference as
                                      specified in Sec.   250.198).
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(2) Pressure and fired vessels       Must employ a safety analysis
 (such as flare and vent scrubbers)   checklist in the design of each
 where the operating pressure is or   component. These vessels do not
 will be at least 5 psig and less     need to be ASME Code stamped as
 than 15 psig.                        pressure vessels.
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(3) Pressure and fired vessels       Are not subject to the requirements
 where the operating pressure is or   of paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2).
 will be less than 5 psig.
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(4) Existing uncoded Pressure and    Must be justified and approval
 fired vessels (i) in use on the      obtained from the District Manager
 effective date of the final rule;    for their continued use beyond 18
 (ii) with an operating pressure of   months from the effective date of
 5 psig or greater; and (iii) that    the final rule.
 are not code stamped in accordance
 with the ANSI/ASME Boiler and
 Pressure Vessel Code.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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(5) Pressure relief valves.........  (i) Must be designed and installed
                                      according to applicable provisions
                                      of sections I, IV, and VIII of the
                                      ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel
                                      Code.
                                     (ii) Must conform to the valve
                                      sizing and pressure-relieving
                                      requirements specified in these
                                      documents, but (except for
                                      completely redundant relief
                                      valves), must be set no higher
                                      than the maximum-allowable working
                                      pressure of the vessel.
                                     (iii) And vents must be positioned
                                      in such a way as to prevent fluid
                                      from striking personnel or
                                      ignition sources.
(6) Steam generators operating at    Must be equipped with a level
 less than 15 psig.                   safety low (LSL) sensor which will
                                      shut off the fuel supply when the
                                      water level drops below the
                                      minimum safe level.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(7) Steam generators operating at    (i) Must be equipped with a level
 15 psig or greater.                  safety low (LSL) sensor which will
                                      shut off the fuel supply when the
                                      water level drops below the
                                      minimum safe level.
                                     (ii) You must also install a water-
                                      feeding device that will
                                      automatically control the water
                                      level except when closed loop
                                      systems are used for steam
                                      generation.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7. On pages 52275 through 52276, the table should read as follows:

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     For the use of a chemical
  firefighting system on major and
  minor manned platforms, you must             Including . . .
 provide the following in your risk
          assessment . . .
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(i) Platform description...........  (A) The type and quantity of
                                      hydrocarbons (i.e., natural gas,
                                      oil) that are produced, handled,
                                      stored, or processed at the
                                      facility.
                                     (B) The capacity of any tanks on
                                      the facility that you use to store
                                      either liquid hydrocarbons or
                                      other flammable liquids.
                                     (C) The total volume of flammable
                                      liquids (other than produced
                                      hydrocarbons) stored on the
                                      facility in containers other than
                                      bulk storage tanks. Include
                                      flammable liquids stored in paint
                                      lockers, storerooms, and drums.
                                     (D) If the facility is manned,
                                      provide the maximum number of
                                      personnel on board and the
                                      anticipated length of their stay.
                                     (E) If the facility is unmanned,
                                      provide the number of days per
                                      week the facility will be visited,
                                      the average length of time spent
                                      on the facility per day, the mode
                                      of transportation, and whether or
                                      not transportation will be
                                      available at the facility while
                                      personnel are on board.
                                     (F) A diagram that depicts:
                                      quarters location, production
                                      equipment location, fire
                                      prevention and control equipment
                                      location, lifesaving appliances
                                      and equipment location, and
                                      evacuation plan escape routes from
                                      quarters and all manned working
                                      spaces to primary evacuation
                                      equipment.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(ii) Hazard assessment (facility     (A) Identification of all likely
 specific).                           fire initiation scenarios
                                      (including those resulting from
                                      maintenance and repair
                                      activities). For each scenario,
                                      discuss its potential severity and
                                      identify the ignition and fuel
                                      sources.
                                     (B) Estimates of the fire/radiant
                                      heat exposure that personnel could
                                      be subjected to. Show how you have
                                      considered designated muster areas
                                      and evacuation routes near fuel
                                      sources and have verified proper
                                      flare boom sizing for radiant heat
                                      exposure.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(iii) Human factors assessment (not  (A) Descriptions of the fire-
 facility specific).                  related training your employees
                                      and contractors have received.
                                      Include details on the length of
                                      training, whether the training was
                                      hands-on or classroom, the
                                      training frequency, and the topics
                                      covered during the training.
                                     (B) Descriptions of the training
                                      your employees and contractors
                                      have received in fire prevention,
                                      control of ignition sources, and
                                      control of fuel sources when the
                                      facility is occupied.
                                     (C) Descriptions of the
                                      instructions and procedures you
                                      have given to your employees and
                                      contractors on the actions they
                                      should take if a fire occurs.
                                      Include those instructions and
                                      procedures specific to evacuation.
                                      State how you convey this
                                      information to your employees and
                                      contractor on the platform.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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(iv) Evacuation assessment           (A) A general discussion of your
 (facility specific).                 evacuation plan. Identify your
                                      muster areas (if applicable), both
                                      the primary and secondary
                                      evacuation routes, and the means
                                      of evacuation for both.
                                     (B) Description of the type,
                                      quantity, and location of
                                      lifesaving appliances available on
                                      the facility. Show how you have
                                      ensured that lifesaving appliances
                                      are located in the near vicinity
                                      of the escape routes.
                                     (C) Description of the types and
                                      availability of support vessels,
                                      whether the support vessels are
                                      equipped with a fire monitor, and
                                      the time needed for support
                                      vessels to arrive at the facility.
                                     (D) Estimates of the worst case
                                      time needed for personnel to
                                      evacuate the facility should a
                                      fire occur.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(v) Alternative protection           (A) Discussion of the reasons you
 assessment.                          are proposing to use an
                                      alternative fire prevention and
                                      control system.
                                     (B) Lists of the specific standards
                                      used to design the system, locate
                                      the equipment, and operate the
                                      equipment/system.
                                     (C) Description of the proposed
                                      alternative fire prevention and
                                      control system/equipment. Provide
                                      details on the type, size, number,
                                      and location of the prevention and
                                      control equipment.
                                     (D) Description of the testing,
                                      inspection, and maintenance
                                      program you will use to maintain
                                      the fire prevention and control
                                      equipment in an operable
                                      condition. Provide specifics
                                      regarding the type of inspection,
                                      the personnel who conduct the
                                      inspections, the inspection
                                      procedures, and documentation and
                                      recordkeeping.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(vi) Conclusion....................  A summary of your technical
                                      evaluation showing that the
                                      alternative system provides an
                                      equivalent level of personnel
                                      protection for the specific
                                      hazards located on the facility.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8. On pages 52279 through 52280, the table spanning those two pages 
should read as follows:

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                                                             Then you must install a . . .
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    API Spec 6A and API
 If your subsea gas lift system       Spec 6AV1 (both
introduces the lift gas to the .      incorporated by        FSV on the gas-                         API Spec 6A and        Additional requirements
               . .                 reference as specified      lift supply      PSHL on the gas-      API Spec 6AV1
                                  in Sec.   250.198) gas-    pipeline . . .     lift supply . . .   manual isolation
                                    lift shutdown valve                                                valve . . .
                                     (GLSDV), and . . .
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(1) Subsea Pipelines, Pipeline    meet all of the          upstream (in        pipeline upstream   downstream (out     (i) Ensure that the MAOP of a
 Risers, or Manifolds via an       requirements for the     board) of the       (in board) of the   board) of the       subsea gas lift supply pipeline
 External Gas Lift Pipeline.       BSDV described in        GLSDV               GLSDV               PSHL and above      is equal to the MAOP of the
                                   250.835 and 250.836 on                                           the waterline.      production pipeline. an actuated
                                   the gas-lift supply                                              This valve does     fail-safe close gas-lift
                                   pipeline.                                                        not have to be      isolation valve (GLIV) located
                                                                                                    actuated.           at the point of intersection
                                                                                                                        between the gas lift supply
                                                                                                                        pipeline and the production
                                                                                                                        pipeline, pipeline riser, or
                                                                                                                        manifold. (ii) Install an
                                                                                                                        actuated fail-safe close gas-
                                                                                                                        lift isolation valve (GLIV)
                                                                                                                        located at the point of
                                                                                                                        intersection between the gas
                                                                                                                        lift supply pipeline and the
                                                                                                                        production pipeline, pipeline
                                                                                                                        riser, or manifold. Install the
                                                                                                                        GLIV downstream of the
                                                                                                                        underwater safety valve(s) (USV)
                                                                                                                        and/or AIV(s).
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(2) Subsea Well(s) through the    Locate the GLSDV within  on the platform     pipeline on the     downstream (out     Install an actuated, fail-safe-
 Casing String via an External     10 feet of the first     upstream (in        platform            board) of the       closed GLIV on the gas lift
 Gas Lift Pipeline.                of access to the gas-    board) of the       downstream (out     PSHL and above      supply pipeline near the
                                   lift riser or topsides   GLSDV               board) of the       the waterline.      wellhead to provide the dual
                                   umbilical termination                        GLSDV.              This valve does     function of containing annular
                                   assembly (TUTA) (i.e.,                                           not have to be      pressure and shutting off the
                                   within 10 feet of the                                            actuated.           gas lift supply gas. If your
                                   edge of the platform                                                                 subsea trees or tubing head is
                                   if the GLSDV is                                                                      equipped with an annulus master
                                   horizontal, or within                                                                valve (AMV) or an annulus wing
                                   10 feet above the                                                                    valve (AWV), one of these may be
                                   first accessible                                                                     designated as the GLIV. Consider
                                   working deck,                                                                        installing the GLIV external to
                                   excluding the boat                                                                   the subsea tree to facilitate
                                   landing and above the                                                                repair and or replacement if
                                   splash zone, if the                                                                  necessary.
                                   GLSDV is in the
                                   vertical run of a
                                   riser, or within 10
                                   feet of the TUTA if
                                   using an umbilical).
(3) Pipeline Risers via a Gas-    locate the GLSDV within  upstream (in        flowline upstream   downstream (out     (i) Ensure that the gas-lift
 Lift Line Contained within the    10 feet of the first     board) of the       (in board) of the   board) of the       supply flowline from the gas-
 Pipeline Riser                    of access to the gas-    GLSDV               FSV.                GLSDV.              lift compressor to the GLSDV is
                                   lift riser or TUTA                                                                   pressure-rated for the MAOP of
                                   (i.e., within 10 feet                                                                the pipeline riser. Ensure that
                                   of the edge of the                                                                   any surface equipment associated
                                   platform if the GLSDV                                                                with the gas-lift system is
                                   is horizontal, or                                                                    rated for the MAOP of the
                                   within 10 feet above                                                                 pipeline riser. (ii) Ensure that
                                   the first accessible                                                                 the gas-lift compressor
                                   working deck,                                                                        discharge pressure never exceeds
                                   excluding the boat                                                                   the MAOP of the pipeline riser.
                                   landing and above the                                                                (iii) Suspend and seal the gas-
                                   splash zone, if the                                                                  lift flowline contained within
                                   GLSDV is in the                                                                      the production riser in a
                                   vertical run of a                                                                    flanged API Spec. 6A component
                                   riser, or within 10                                                                  such as an API Spec. 6A tubing
                                   feet of the TUTA if                                                                  head and tubing hanger or a
                                   using an umbilical).                                                                 component designed, constructed,
                                                                                                                        tested, and installed to the
                                                                                                                        requirements of API Spec. 6A.
                                                                                                                        Ensure that all potential leak
                                                                                                                        paths upstream or near the
                                                                                                                        production riser BSDV on the
                                                                                                                        platform provide the same level
                                                                                                                        of safety and environmental
                                                                                                                        protection as the production
                                                                                                                        riser BSDV. In addition, ensure
                                                                                                                        that this complete assembly is
                                                                                                                        fire-rated for 30 minutes.
                                                                                                                        Attach the GLSDV by flanged
                                                                                                                        connection directly to the API
                                                                                                                        Spec. 6A component used to
                                                                                                                        suspend and seal the gas-lift
                                                                                                                        line contained within the
                                                                                                                        production riser. To facilitate
                                                                                                                        the repair or replacement of the
                                                                                                                        GLSDV or production riser BSDV,
                                                                                                                        you may install a manual
                                                                                                                        isolation valve between the
                                                                                                                        GLSDV and the API Spec. 6A
                                                                                                                        component used to suspend and
                                                                                                                        seal the gas-lift line contained
                                                                                                                        within the production riser, or
                                                                                                                        outboard of the production riser
                                                                                                                        BSDV and inboard of the API
                                                                                                                        Spec. 6A component used to
                                                                                                                        suspend and seal the gas-lift
                                                                                                                        line contained within the
                                                                                                                        production riser.
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    9. On page 52280, the second table should read as follows:

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       Type of gas lift system               Valve          Allowable leakage rate         Testing frequency
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(i) Gas Lifting a subsea pipeline,     GLSDV............  Zero leakage..............  Monthly, not to exceed 6
 pipeline riser, or manifold via an                                                    weeks.
 external gas lift pipeline.
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                                       GLIV.............  N/A.......................  Function tested quarterly,
                                                                                       not to exceed 120 days.
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(ii) Gas Lifting a subsea well         GLSDV............  Zero leakage..............  Monthly, not to exceed 6
 through the casing string via an                                                      weeks.
 external gas lift pipeline.
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                                       GLIV.............  400 cc per minute of        Function tested quarterly,
                                                           liquid or 15 scf per        not to exceed 120 days.
                                                           minute of gas.
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(iii) Gas lifting the pipeline riser   GLSDV............  Zero leakage..............  Monthly, not to exceed 6
 via a gas lift line contained within                                                  weeks.
 the pipeline riser.
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    10. On page 52281, the table should read as follows:

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                                Allowable leakage
            Valve                     rate            Testing frequency
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(i) WISDV...................  Zero leakage........  Monthly, not to
                                                     exceed 6 weeks.
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(ii) Surface-controlled SSSV  400 cc per minute of  Semiannually, not to
 or WIV.                       liquid or.            exceed
                              15 scf per minute of  6 calendar months.
                               gas.
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    11. On page 52282, the first table should read as follows:

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                                              Testing frequency, allowable leakage rates, and other requirements
                  Item name
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(i) Surface-controlled SSSVs (including       Not to exceed 6 months. Also test in place when first installed or
 devices installed in shut-in and injection    reinstalled. If the device does not operate properly, or if a
 wells).                                       liquid leakage rate > 400 cubic centimeters per minute or a gas
                                               leakage rate > 15 cubic feet per minute is observed, the device
                                               must be removed, repaired, and reinstalled or replaced. Testing
                                               must be according to API RP 14B (ISO 10417:2004) (incorporated by
                                               reference as specified in Sec.   250.198) to ensure proper
                                               operation.
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(ii) Subsurface-controlled SSSVs............  Not to exceed 6 months for valves not installed in a landing
                                               nipple and 12 months for valves installed in a landing nipple.
                                               The valve must be removed, inspected, and repaired or adjusted,
                                               as necessary, and reinstalled or replaced.
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(iii) Tubing plug...........................  Not to exceed 6 months. Test by opening the well to possible flow.
                                               If a liquid leakage rate > 400 cubic centimeters per minute or a
                                               gas leakage rate > 15 cubic feet per minute is observed, the plug
                                               must be removed, repaired, and reinstalled, or replaced. An
                                               additional tubing plug may be installed in lieu of removal.
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(iv) Injection valves.......................  Not to exceed 6 months. Test by opening the well to possible flow.
                                               If a liquid leakage rate > 400 cubic centimeters per minute or a
                                               gas leakage rate > 15 cubic feet per minute is observed, the
                                               valve must be removed, repaired and reinstalled, or replaced.
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    12. On page 52282, the second table should read as follows:

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                  Item name                                   Testing frequency and requirements
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(i) PSVs....................................  Once each 12 months, not to exceed 13 months between tests. Valve
                                               must either be bench-tested or equipped to permit testing with an
                                               external pressure source. Weighted disc vent valves used as PSVs
                                               on atmospheric tanks may be disassembled and inspected in lieu of
                                               function testing.
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(ii) Automatic inlet SDVs that are actuated   Once each calendar month, not to exceed 6 weeks between tests.
 by a sensor on a vessel or compressor.
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(iii) SDVs in liquid discharge lines and      Once each calendar month, not to exceed 6 weeks between tests.
 actuated by vessel low-level sensors.
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(iv) SSVs...................................  Once each calendar month, not to exceed 6 weeks between tests.
                                               Valves must be tested for both operation and leakage. You must
                                               test according to API RP 14H (incorporated by reference as
                                               specified in Sec.   250.198). If an SSV does not operate properly
                                               or if any fluid flow is observed during the leakage test, the
                                               valve must be immediately repaired or replaced.
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(v) FSVs....................................  Once each calendar month, not to exceed 6 weeks between tests. All
                                               FSVs must be tested, including those installed on a host facility
                                               in lieu of being installed at a satellite well. You must test
                                               FSVs for leakage in accordance with the test procedure specified
                                               in API RP 14C, appendix D, section D4, table D2 subsection D
                                               (incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.   250.198). If
                                               leakage measured exceeds a liquid flow of 400 cubic centimeters
                                               per minute or a gas flow of 15 cubic feet per minute, the FSV
                                               must be repaired or replaced.
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    13. On page 52283, the first table should read as follows:

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                  Item name                                   Testing frequency and requirements
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(i) Pumps for firewater systems.............  Must be inspected and operated according to API RP 14G, Section
                                               7.2 (incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.   250.198).
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(ii) Fire- (flame, heat, or smoke) detection  Must be tested for operation and recalibrated every 3 months
 systems.                                      provided that testing can be performed in a non-destructive
                                               manner. Open flame or devices operating at temperatures that
                                               could ignite a methane-air mixture must not be used. All
                                               combustible gas-detection systems must be calibrated every 3
                                               months.
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(iii) ESD systems...........................  (A) Pneumatic based ESD systems must be tested for operation at
                                               least once each calendar month, not to exceed 6 weeks between
                                               tests. You must conduct the test by alternating ESD stations
                                               monthly to close at least one wellhead SSV and verify a surface-
                                               controlled SSSV closure for that well as indicated by control
                                               circuitry actuation.
                                              (B) Electronic based ESD systems must be tested for operation at
                                               least once every three calendar months, not to exceed 120 days
                                               between tests. The test must be conducted by alternating ESD
                                               stations to close at least one wellhead SSV and verify a surface-
                                               controlled SSSV closure for that well as indicated by control
                                               circuitry actuation.
                                              (C) Electronic/pneumatic based ESD systems must be tested for
                                               operation at least once every three calendar months, not to
                                               exceed 120 days between tests. The test must be conducted by
                                               alternating ESD stations to close at least one wellhead SSV and
                                               verify a surface-controlled SSSV closure for that well as
                                               indicated by control circuitry actuation.
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(iv) TSH devices............................  Must be tested for operation at least once every 12 months,
                                               excluding those addressed in paragraph (b)(3)(v) of this section
                                               and those that would be destroyed by testing. Those that could be
                                               destroyed by testing must be visually inspected and the circuit
                                               tested for operations at least once every 12 months.
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(v) TSH shutdown controls installed on        Must be tested every 6 months and repaired or replaced as
 compressor installations that can be          necessary.
 nondestructively tested.
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(vi) Burner safety low......................  Must be tested at least once every 12 months.
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(vii) Flow safety low devices...............  Must be tested at least once every 12 months.
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(viii) Flame, spark, and detonation           Must be visually inspected at least once every 12 months.
 arrestors.
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(ix) Electronic pressure transmitters and     Must be tested at least once every 3 months, but no more than 120
 level sensors: PSH and PSL; LSH and LSL.      days elapse between tests.
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(x) Pneumatic/electronic switch PSH and PSL;  Must be tested at least once each calendar month, but with no more
 pneumatic/electronic switch/electric analog   than 6 weeks elapsed time between tests.
 with mechanical linkage LSH and LSL
 controls.
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    14. On page 52283, the second table should read as follows:

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                                              Testing frequency, allowable leakage rates, and other requirements
                  Item name
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(i) Surface-controlled SSSVs (including       Tested semiannually, not to exceed 6 months. If the device does
 devices installed in shut-in and injection    not operate properly, or if a liquid leakage rate > 400 cubic
 wells).                                       centimeters per minute or a gas leakage rate > 15 cubic feet per
                                               minute is observed, the device must be removed, repaired, and
                                               reinstalled or replaced. Testing must be according to API RP 14B
                                               (ISO 10417:2004) (incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.
                                                250.198) to ensure proper operation, or as approved in your
                                               DWOP.
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(ii) USVs...................................  Tested quarterly, not to exceed 120 days. If the device does not
                                               function properly, or if a liquid leakage rate > 400 cubic
                                               centimeters per minute or a gas leakage rate > 15 cubic feet per
                                               minute is observed, the valve must be removed, repaired and
                                               reinstalled, or replaced.
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(iii) BSDVs.................................  Tested monthly, not to exceed 6 weeks. Valves must be tested for
                                               both operation and leakage. You must test according to API RP 14H
                                               for SSVs (incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.
                                               250.198). If a BSDV does not operate properly or if any fluid
                                               flow is observed during the leakage test, the valve must be
                                               immediately repaired or replaced.
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(iv) Electronic ESD logic...................  Tested monthly, not to exceed 6 weeks.
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(v) Electronic ESD function.................  Tested quarterly, not to exceed 120 days. Shut-in at least one
                                               well during the ESD function test. If multiple wells are tied
                                               back to the same platform, a different well should be shut-in
                                               with each quarterly test.
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[FR Doc. C1-2013-19861 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 1505-01-D