Articles by Stephen McCullers

by: James Vines, Lynn Kerr McKay, Rachel Tennis and Stephen McCullers

Under a D.C. Circuit court order, EPA must propose new financial assurance requirements for the hard-rock mining industry—and identify industries next up for regulation—by December 1, 2016. There are a number of key issues that industry should consider when reviewing EPA’s forthcoming proposal.Read more

by: Stephen McCullers

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced significant changes in how it determines the amount of financial assurance required to secure offshore decommissioning obligations.Read more

by: Stephen McCullers

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has proposed revisions to Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems (OGPSS) rules and the best available and safest technology (BAST) rule. These rules last received major revisions in 1988 and 1978, respectively.Read more