IADC Supports SEA Act to Streamline Offshore Seismic Permit Process

Houston (29 June 2017) – Today, Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson introduced the Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017 (SEA ACT of 2017). In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:

“IADC partnered with IAGC, API and NOIA to sponsor this bill because we believe it provides a common-sense fix to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to address excessively lengthy permitting delays. Today’s bill clarifies the Incidental Harassment Authorizations permitting process, which will ultimately increase regulatory efficiency, decrease permitting delays and undo unnecessary duplication. The result of these actions will allow industry to move forward with offshore energy exploration while also protecting marine life populations and habitats.”

“We thank Congressman Johnson for his leadership, along with Congressmen Abraham (R-LA), Higgins (R-LA), Graves (R-LA), Hice (R-GA) and Duncan (R-SC) for their co-sponsorship of the bill.

About IADC

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.