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Title 30Chapter IISubchapter BPart 250Subpart I → §250.905


Title 30: Mineral Resources
PART 250—OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF
Subpart I—Platforms and Structures


§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 submittalRequired contentsOther requirements
(a) Application cover letterProposed 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 designationsYou must submit three copies. If, your facility is subject to the Platform Verification Program (PVP), you must submit four copies.
(b) Location platLatitude 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 systemYour 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 drawingsPlatform dimensions and orientation, elevations relative to M.L.L.W. (Mean Lower Low Water), and pile sizes and penetrationYour drawing sizes must not exceed 11 × 17. You must submit three copies (four copies for PVP applications).
(d) Complete set of structural drawingsThe 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 systemsYour drawing sizes must not exceed 11 × 17. You must submit one copy.
(e) Summary of environmental dataA 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 depthYou must submit one copy.
(f) Summary of the engineering design dataLoading 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 installationAll studies pertinent to platform design or installation, e.g., oceanographic and/or soil reports including the overall site investigative report required in §250.906You must submit one copy of each study.
(h) Description of the loads imposed on the facilityLoads 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 systemsYou must submit one copy.
(i) Summary of safety factors utilizedA 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 sectionsYou must submit one copy.
(j) A copy of the in-service inspection planThis plan is described in §250.919You must submit one copy.
(k) Certification statementThe 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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