30 CFR 254.44 - Calculating response equipment effective daily recovery capacities.

§ 254.44 Calculating response equipment effective daily recovery capacities.

(a) You are required by § 254.26(d)(1) to calculate the effective daily recovery capacity of the response equipment identified in your OSRP that you would use to contain and recover your worst case discharge. You must calculate the effective daily recovery capacity of the equipment by multiplying the manufacturer's rated throughput capacity over a 24-hour period by 20 percent. This 20 percent efficiency factor takes into account the limitations of the recovery operations due to available daylight, sea state, temperature, viscosity, and emulsification of the oil being recovered. You must use this calculated rate to determine if you have sufficient recovery capacity to respond to your worst case discharge scenario.

(b) If you want to use a different efficiency factor for specific oil recovery devices, you must submit evidence to substantiate that efficiency factor. Adequate evidence includes verified performance data measured during actual spills or test data gathered according to the provisions of § 254.45(b) and (c).

[ 76 FR 64462, Oct. 18, 2011, as amended at 81 FR 36153, June 6, 2016]

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  • 2016-07-15; vol. 81 # 136 - Friday, July 15, 2016
    1. 81 FR 46478 - Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
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      This rule becomes effective on September 13, 2016. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of September 13, 2016.
      30 CFR Parts 250, 254, and 550
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