tions, interface with his or her counterparts within industry, and provide critical judgment of industry plans and activities to senior and management staff within BSEE and DOI.

PARTICIPATION OF STAKEHOLDERS

In BAST implementation, many challenges will arise in creating the structures and conditions that will reliably bring the best technologies to the attention of both operators and the regulator and allow the regulator to assess fully the net benefits of applying these technologies in offshore operations. To make informed decisions, BSEE needs to understand the concerns of a range of organizations and individuals with regard to the decisions being made.

BSEE should foster the meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including industry, environmental organizations, and members of the general public, in providing input to OESI management on long- and shortterm areas of focus of its initiatives (Recommendation 9).



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