Public comment letters available on the Oil Platform Decommissioning report
The California Ocean Science Trust (OST) coordinated a study to provide information related to oil and gas platform decommissioning alternatives in California. This study will help the state examine the alternatives for decommissioning existing oil and gas platforms. The result is a study entitled, “Evaluating Alternatives for Decommissioning California’s Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms: A Technical Analysis to Inform State Policy.” (For more information about the report, please visit http://www.calost.org/Oil_gas.html). The final report was presented to the OPC and its key findings were discussed during a panel at the June 25 OPC meeting in Santa Barbara. At the same meeting, an additional panel of stakeholders commented on the report and decommissioning options.
In consideration of public comment at the meeting, the OPC accepted additional written public comment for 30 days following the OPC meeting on the general issue of Oil Platform Decommissioning. The comments and the report are available to the public and decision makers on the OPC website. The letters will not be appended to the report which is a stand-alone synthesis of information reviewed by an expert committee.
All public comment letters received by the OPC are available below:
- The Sportfishing Conservancy- Comment letter
- Natural Resources Defense Council – Comment letter
- Oceana – Comment letter
- Environmental Defense Center – Comment letter
- Resighini Rancheria – Comment letter
- Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara – Comment letter
- Santa Barbara Channelkeeper – Comment Letter
- K. Anthony – Email Comment
- Irwin Haydock – Email Comment
- Geof Bard – Email Comment
- Phillip Gulley – Email Comment