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Open Recommendations (59 total)

Sexual Harassment: Actions Needed to Improve Prevention Training for Federal Civilian Employees

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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should develop and implement a plan to evaluate the department's required sexual harassment prevention training to identify needed improvements. The evaluation plan should include an assessment of training content and implementation to determine whether revisions are needed to better align with management practices to enhance the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Greater Transparency Could Improve Worker Ratio Reports

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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should ensure that the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs works with the CNMI government and, as appropriate, other U.S. agencies to determine what steps can be taken to improve transparency of the analytical approach CNMI uses to create its annual worker ratio report. Such steps could include communicating in greater detail, through CNMI's Standard Operating Procedure document and worker ratio report, the analytical approach CNMI took to categorize unknown workers as either U.S. or foreign, as well as the implications of the unknown portion for the ratio.
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Offshore Oil and Gas: Interior Needs to Improve Decommissioning Enforcement and Mitigate Related Risks

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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should direct the BSEE Director to strengthen BSEE's approach to proactively overseeing and enforcing decommissioning deadlines, including by (1) assessing the effectiveness of enforcement tools to incentivize compliance and data and practices supporting their timely use, and (2) identifying and implementing regulatory or policy changes as needed in consultation with BOEM, such as by providing clear timelines or other trigger criteria for use of existing enforcement tools and identifying additional enforcement tools. (Recommendation 1)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.

Offshore Oil and Gas: Interior Needs to Improve Decommissioning Enforcement and Mitigate Related Risks

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Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should ensure the BOEM Director completes planned actions to assess and revise qualification procedures to address decommissioning capacity and compliance history in consultation with BSEE, such as through qualification and disqualification criteria or fitness to operate standards. (Recommendation 4)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should ensure the BSEE Director completes planned actions to identify, propose, finalize, and fully implement changes to decommissioning regulations and guidance, including by (1) clarifying decommissioning criteria and deadlines for idle infrastructure in all regions and for end-of-lease infrastructure in the Pacific Region, and (2) addressing any other identified limitations. (Recommendation 2)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.
Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior should ensure the BOEM Director completes planned actions to further develop, finalize, and fully implement changes to financial assurance regulations and procedures that reduce financial risks, including by (1) requiring higher levels of supplemental bonding, and (2) addressing other known weaknesses. (Recommendation 3)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.

Oil and Gas Pipelines: Agencies Should Improve Oversight of Decommissioning

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Department of the Interior The Director of FWS should analyze all gathering lines FWS oversees to identify and prioritize those that pose the greatest safety, environmental, or fiscal risks for oversight and decommissioning. (Recommendation 5)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.
Department of the Interior The Director of BLM should analyze all gathering lines BLM oversees to identify and prioritize those that pose the greatest safety, environmental, or fiscal risks for oversight and decommissioning. (Recommendation 3)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.
Department of the Interior The Director of BLM should develop a documented plan to ensure the agency collects and maintains the data necessary to oversee the decommissioning of gathering lines. (Recommendation 1)
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Interior agreed with this recommendation. We will update the status of the recommendation when we have more information.