IAGC

Comments

The IAGC provides input via comments and letters to governments around the world on various regulations, policies, guidance and issues impacting the G&E industry.

Mexico

Agreement issuing the criteria for determining the method of recognition and surface exploration to be subject to the regulations on surface occupation

Joint Trades IQA Correction Request Letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Second letter to Mexico Secretary of Energy, regarding the requirements that have been made effective with the interpretation given by this Secretary to the Articles 100 – 117 of the Hydrocarbons Law

Letter to Mexico Secretary of Energy, regarding the requirements that have been made effective with the interpretation given by this Secretary to the Articles 100 – 117 of the Hydrocarbons Law.

United States

31 July 2020
IAGC letter with AOGA on request for Information by the IARCP for input on the Arctic Research Plan

16 July 2020
IAGC letter with industry trades NOIA, IADC, LMOGA, IPAA, API, Consumer Energy Alliance, LOGA, and Global Energy Institute to Chariman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole in opposition to Amendment 151

8 May 2020
IAGC Letter to BOEM RE BiOp & GG Permits

25 March 2020
IAGC letter with industry trades API, IADC and PESA to the U.S. Department of State on the current Global Level 4 Health Advisory and the ramifications for global oil and natural gas operations

10 March 2020
IAGC comment letter with API and APOL on the Council of Environmental Quality’s NPRM

24 February  2020
US NOAA IQA Letter

17 January 2020
IAGC comment letter on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed renewal of an ICR

8 January 2020
Consent Motion for Approval of the Fourth Stipulated Amendment of Settlement Agreement

Order granting the Consent Motion, that the Fourth Stipulation is approved and adopted

24 December 2019
IAGC comments on BOEM’s proposed ICR with API

1 May 2019
IAGC comments on the proposed rule for the incidental take of marine mammals during oil and gas activities in the Cook Inlet in Alaska

25 April 2019
IAGC comments on Procedural Changes to Coastal Zone Management Act Federal Consistency Process

14 December 2018
IAGC comments on Wyoming BLM/SHPO Protocol Appendices C and L

8 November 2018
IAGC comments on User Manual and associated optional User Spreadsheet Tool for the NOAA 2018 Revised Technical Guidance

30 October 2018
Letter to Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, to provide additional context following a meeting on 9 October about the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultation regarding the issuance of Marine Mammal Protection Act incidental take regulations applicable to exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico (ITR).

15 October 2018
IAGC letter to RDML Timothy Gallaudet, re: Marine Mammal Incidental Take Authorization Concerns

15 October 2018
Letter to Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, to provide additional context following a meeting on 9 October about the long-pending incidental harassment authorization (IHA) applications for seismic surveys on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

14 September 2018
IAGC comments on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed renewal of an information collection request (ICR) for geological and geophysical (G&G) explorations on federal lands

27 August 2018
IAGC comments on Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision

21 August 2018
IAGC comments on proposed Marine Mammal Incidental Take Regulations for Geophysical Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

20 June 2018
IAGC comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) proposed renewal of an information collection request (ICR) for geological and geophysical (G&G) explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf.

9 March 2018
IAGC comments on the 2019–2024 Draft Proposed National Oil and Gas Leasing Program
and Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

22 January 2018
IAGC comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs) Policy

22 January 2018
IAGC comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs) Regulations

5 January 2018
IAGC comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

Letter to NMFS and BOEM addressing public comments in response to NMFS issuance of proposed IHAs for seismic surveys in the Atlantic OCS

Letter to BOEM and NMFS on a recent study addressing potential effects of seismic surveys on Zooplankton

Letter to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in support of the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act (SECURE Act)

30 October 2017
IAGC comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) proposed renewal of an information collection request (ICR) for geological & geophysical (G&G) explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

Letter to NMFS requesting “Applicant Status” regarding the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) Section 7 Consultation for Incidental Take Regulations Governing Geophysical Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

Letter to BOEM and NOAA Fisheries on the Modeling Analysis for the Final PEIS Geological & Geophysical Activities on GOM Outer Continental Shelf

Letter to Secretary Zinke on the Final PEIS for Geological & Geophysical Activities on GOM Outer Continental Shelf

21 August 2017
IAGC Encouraging NMFS to Streamline Regulatory Processes and Reduce Regulatory Burden

17 August 2017
IAGC comments on the preparation of the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Letter to BOEM in support of a more open 2019-2024 Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

26 July 2017
IAGC comments on NOAA’s designations and expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments

Letter to Secretary Zinke in support of the New OCS 5-Year Leasing Program

21 July 2017
IAGC comments on Proposed Incidental Harassment Authorizations for the Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals During Geophysical Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

21 July 2017
IAGC comments on Maryland and Delaware’s request to conduct reviews authorized under the CZMA of proposed IHAs to be issued under the MMPA

21 July 2017
IAGC comments on Wyoming BLM/SHPO Protocol Appendices

17 July 2017
IAGC comments on NOAA-NMFS 2016 Level A Acoustic Guidance

23 June 2017
IAGC comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

31 May 2017
IAGC comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

18 April 2017
IAGC comments on US Customs and Border Protection Jones Act Modification

6 February 2017
IAGC comments on NMFS Petition to List Byrde’s Whale as Endangered

2 February 2017
Applications for MMPA Incidental Harassment Authorizations for Geophysical Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

23 January 2017
IAGC comments on Revised Application for Marine Mammal Incidental Take Regulations for Geophysical Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico

Letters to Secretary Jewell and Pritzker Regarding Seismic

United Kingdom

23 July 2020
Letter to OGA on the proposal to revise UK Maximizing Economic Recovery Strategy

30 March 2020
Letter to UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy highlighting the G&E industry concerns related to COVID-19

27 February 2020
Letter to Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning on SNCB underwater noise guidance for harbour porpoise SACs

20 September 2019
Letter to the OGA concerning the Consultation on the Regulatory Disclosure of Geophysical Data

11 July 2019
Letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the UK Stakeholder Forum on Underwater Noise Disturbance within UK SACs for harbour porpoise

27 April 2019
IAGC comments on the United Kingdom, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) proposed [supplemental] guidance on the disclosure of certain geophysical survey data (created or acquired under an exploration licence pre-2018).

27 April 2019
IAGC comments on the United Kingdom, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) proposed [supplemental] guidance on the disclosure of certain geophysical survey data (created or acquired under an exploration licence post-2017).

19 October 2017
Letter to the United Kingdom’s Head of International Species Conservation Team on CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-generating Activities

25 August 2017
IAGC comments on UK OGA Consultation for the Proposed Regulations for the Retention and Disclosure of Information and Samples

9 January 2017
IAGC Comments on the JNCC Guidelines for Minimizing the Risk of Injury & Disturbance to Marine Mammals from Seismic Surveys

Middle East

1 May 2019
IAGC received the opportunity to provide comments as part of the public consultation on the Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Exploration and Production Activities Offshore Lebanon.

Australia

Comment submission on the Australia Government Productivity Commission Draft Report into Resources Sector Regulation

​Letter to Minister Canavan, Australia, regarding the potential threat to our industry should a draft ruling be issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that proposes to change the tax treatment of costs incurred by geophysical companies when producing multi-client seismic data.

21 June 2018
IAGC comments on Offshore Exploration Policy Reforms – Proposed Acreage Release Optimisation

9 February 2018
IAGC comments on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2017/D11 Income tax: capital allowances: expenditure incurred by a service provider in collecting and processing multi-client seismic data

22 September 2017
IAGC comments on Australia Tax Office (ATO) Proposed Draft Determination on Multi-Client Seismic Data​

New Zealand

Letter to the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment on the Review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991

Letter to the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC), regarding DOC) and Fisheries New Zealand Consultation on the Hector’s and Māui Dolphin Threat Management Plan (TMP) Review

IAGC Submission to the New Zealand Parliament – Committee Secretariat on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

Letter to Minister Ardern, New Zealand, regarding New Zealand Government’s announcement that it will end oil and gas exploration.

Letter to Minister of Conservation, New Zealand, regarding recent media comments by the New Zealand Government about seismic surveys