Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Noncompliances

This value is the total number of noncompliances from OCS leases as reported to the EPA on an annual Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR). It includes the number of noncompliances from production, exploration and production drilling and workover activities performed on the operator’s OCS locations. For companies that submit DMRs to EPA on a monthly basis, this value is the number of noncompliances from OCS leases that occurred in the calendar year being reported.

Source: API RP 75, Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities: Upstream Segment, Third Edition, May 2004. Global Standards

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