Commercial Vessel Compliance

4/25/2016: 2016 Offshore Technology Conference – Joint USCG and BSEE panel

From the desk of Rear Adm., Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy

Next week I will be attending the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. I will be joining Brian Salerno, director for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), on a panel to discuss our information sharing practices, joint inspections, new Joint Annual Report and offshore safety.

As the government agencies that jointly regulate these offshore activities, the Coast Guard and BSEE have made great progress in our promise to increase safety offshore while reducing the burden on industry.

Participate in the panel in person or on social media and learn more about how we have changed our operations and hear important updates and trends facing this complex industry.

I’m looking forward to the panel and hearing from you, our stakeholders.

Panel details:

Title: “Center for Offshore Safety Luncheon: Perspectives Regarding Safety and Safety Management from Senior Regulatory Leadership”

Room location: To be determined (will be posted at OTC as well as on Twitter @maritimecommons)

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Time: 12:15-1:45pm (CDT)

We will be providing highlights and key takeaways via our live Twitter feed. Follow us at @maritimecommons using #BSEEUSCG.

Rear Adm. wants to hear your questions via Twitter or here, on Maritime Commons! Post them in advance or during the event and we will ask some of the questions live at the panel. Questions asked will be answered here, on Maritime Commons!

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.