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Unformatted text preview: ng require operators to establish and implement training programs that train employees to competently perform their assigned well 30 CFR § 250.427(b). 30 CFR § 250.401. 410
411 165 control duties. 412 MMS could evaluate operator well control training programs by auditing the operator’s training program, conducting written and hands‐on testing, witnessing well control drills, and other methods. 413 Prior to August 2000, the regulations regarding well control training were prescriptive. The rule prescribed the content of the well control training curriculum and the length of the training class that each individual was required to complete according to responsibilities. Additionally, MMS required that all well control training providers needed to be approved by MMS. In August 2000, MMS promulgated a performance‐based rule that required lessees to develop and implement their training programs. This regulation, which became effective on October 13, 2000, required each operator to pr...
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