Petroleum measurement standards; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Measurement of fluid flow (ICS 17.120), Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas (ICS 75.020), Petroleum products in general (ICS 75.080)
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf--Reaffirmation of Standard Editions Related to the Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (8 page(s), in English)
Direct final rule; request for comments - This direct final rule incorporates by reference American Petroleum Institute's (API's) reaffirmation of 21 production measurement publications (each referred to herein as a "standard"). This direct final rule updates the reaffirmation date of industry standards already incorporated in regulations administered by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). This rule does not include any new editions of incorporated standards, nor does it incorporate any new standards. Rather, it merely acknowledges API's subsequent reaffirmation, without change, of standards previously incorporated by reference. Incorporation of these reaffirmed documents will ensure that the citations to standards for the measurement of oil and gas production flow rates and volumes incorporated into the regulations are up to date. This rule will update incorporated measurement standards, thereby eliminating confusion in identifying the correct measurement standards required to be used.