(a) Production safety equipment shall be designed, installed, used, maintained, and tested in a manner to assure the safety and protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments. Production safety systems operated in subfreezing climates shall utilize equipment and procedures selected with consideration of floating ice, icing, and other extreme environmental conditions that may occur in the area. Production shall not commence until the production safety system has been approved and a preproduction inspection has been requested by the lessee.
(b) For all new floating production systems (FPSs) (e.g., column-stabilized-units (CSUs); floating production, storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs); tension-leg platforms (TLPs); spars, etc.), you must do all of the following:
(1) Comply with API RP 14J (as incorporated by reference in 30 CFR 250.198);
(2) Meet the drilling and production riser standards of API RP 2RD (as incorporated by reference in 30 CFR 250.198);
(3) Design all stationkeeping systems for floating facilities to meet the standards of API RP 2SK (as incorporated by reference in 30 CFR 250.198), as well as relevant U.S. Coast Guard regulations; and
(4) Design stationkeeping systems for floating facilities to meet structural requirements in subpart I, §§ 250.900 through 250.921 of this part.
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