30 CFR 250.905 - How do I get approval for the installation, modification, or repair of my platform?

§ 250.905 How do I get approval for the installation, modification, or repair of my platform?
The Platform Approval Program requires that you submit the information, documents, and fee listed in the following table for your proposed project. In lieu of submitting the paper copies specified in the table, you may submit your application electronically in accordance with 30 CFR 250.186(a)(3).
Required submittal Required contents Other requirements
(a) Application cover letter Proposed structure designation, lease number, area, name, and block number, and the type of facility your facility (e.g., drilling, production, quarters). The structure designation must be unique for the field (some fields are made up of several blocks); i.e. once a platform “A” has been used in the field there should never be another platform “A” even if the old platform “A” has been removed. Single well free standing caissons should be given the same designation as the well. All other structures are to be designated by letter designations You must submit three copies. If, your facility is subject to the Platform Verification Program (PVP), you must submit four copies.
(b) Location plat Latitude and longitude coordinates, Universal Mercator grid-system coordinates, state plane coordinates in the Lambert or Transverse Mercator Projection System, and distances in feet from the nearest block lines. These coordinates must be based on the NAD (North American Datum) 27 datum plane coordinate system Your plat must be drawn to a scale of 1 inch equals 2,000 feet and include the coordinates of the lease block boundary lines. You must submit three copies.
(c) Front, Side, and Plan View drawings Platform dimensions and orientation, elevations relative to M.L.L.W. (Mean Lower Low Water), and pile sizes and penetration Your drawing sizes must not exceed 11″×17″. You must submit three copies (four copies for PVP applications).
(d) Complete set of structural drawings The approved for construction fabrication drawings should be submitted including; e.g., cathodic protection systems; jacket design; pile foundations; drilling, production, and pipeline risers and riser tensioning systems; turrets and turret-and-hull interfaces; mooring and tethering systems; foundations and anchoring systems Your drawing sizes must not exceed 11″×17″. You must submit one copy.
(e) Summary of environmental data A summary of the environmental data described in the applicable standards referenced under § 250.901(a) of this subpart and in § 250.198 of Subpart A, where the data is used in the design or analysis of the platform. Examples of relevant data include information on waves, wind, current, tides, temperature, snow and ice effects, marine growth, and water depth You must submit one copy.
(f) Summary of the engineering design data Loading information (e.g., live, dead, environmental), structural information (e.g., design-life; material types; cathodic protection systems; design criteria; fatigue life; jacket design; deck design; production component design; pile foundations; drilling, production, and pipeline risers and riser tensioning systems; turrets and turret-and-hull interfaces; foundations, foundation pilings and templates, and anchoring systems; mooring or tethering systems; fabrication and installation guidelines), and foundation information (e.g., soil stability, design criteria) You must submit one copy.
(g) Project-specific studies used in the platform design or installation All studies pertinent to platform design or installation, e.g., oceanographic and/or soil reports including the overall site investigative report required in § 250.906 You must submit one copy of each study.
(h) Description of the loads imposed on the facility Loads imposed by jacket; decks; production components; drilling, production, and pipeline risers, and riser tensioning systems; turrets and turret-and-hull interfaces; foundations, foundation pilings and templates, and anchoring systems; and mooring or tethering systems You must submit one copy.
(i) Summary of safety factors utilized A summary of pertinent derived factors of safety against failure for major structural members, e.g., unity check ratios exceeding 0.85 for steel-jacket platform members, indicated on “line” sketches of jacket sections You must submit one copy.
(j) A copy of the in-service inspection plan This plan is described in § 250.919 You must submit one copy.
(k) Certification statement The following statement: “The design of this structure has been certified by a recognized classification society, or a registered civil or structural engineer or equivalent, or a naval architect or marine engineer or equivalent, specializing in the design of offshore structures. The certified design and as-built plans and specifications will be on file at (give location)” An authorized company representative must sign the statement. You must submit one copy.
(l) Payment of the service fee listed in § 250.125.

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  • 2014-11-24; vol. 79 # 226 - Monday, November 24, 2014
    1. 79 FR 69777 - Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); Helideck and Aviation Fuel Safety for Fixed Offshore Facilities
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      Extension of comment period for an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR).
      Written comments must be received by the extended due date of December 24, 2014. The BSEE may not fully consider comments received after this date.
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