CSB to hold public hearing on offshore oil safety regs
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Ballroom,1250 22nd Street Northwest, Washington D.C.
The CSB’s board members and Deepwater Horizon investigation team will hear testimony from leading safety experts involved in offshore drilling activities from the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to comment and to submit questions to the panel participants.
The meeting will be available via webcast. All proceedings will be videotaped and an official transcript will be published.
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.
The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. For more information, visit the website:www.csb.gov.