March 2008


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The Government Affairs Update is a report to the National Ocean Industries AssociationBoard of Directors and Membership  on selected legislative and regulatory activities of interest to the domestic offshore energy industry



Topics covered include:

  • Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency Provisions  
  • Comprehensive Energy Legislation
  • Deep Gas Royalty Relief
  • Deep Water Royalty Relief
  • Deep Water Royalty Relief Price Threshold Issue
  • Eastern Gulf Leasing
  • EPA Discharge Permit for the Gulf of Mexico
  • Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels
  • Global Climate Change
  • Law of the Sea Treaty
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act Reauthorization
  • Marine Mammals and Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures
  • Marine Mammals and Seismic Activities  
  • Moratoria
  • OCS Five-Year Leasing Program
  • OCS Rights of Way   and Alternative Energy
  • Offshore Leasing Legislation
  • Oil in the Sea Study  
  • Royalty in Kind
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