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Unformatted text preview: MMS districts used the same inspection form, and that the forms varied in length across the districts. G.
MMS Deepwater Horizon Inspections at MC 252 While the Deepwater Horizon was on location at MC 252, MMS performed three drilling inspections on the rig. These inspections occurred on February 17, March 3, and April 1. MMS inspectors, Bob Neal and Eric Neal, identified no major deficiencies and issued no INCs during these inspections. The last inspection was completed by Eric Neal, an inspector who had been with the agency since 2003. Even though Neal had previously participated in 73 drilling inspections, he testified that he was “[o]nly in training” for drilling inspections. 408 During the last inspection of the Deepwater Horizon, Neal used the PINC guidelines to assist him during his inspection and found no basis to issue any INCs. 409 The Panel found no evidence that the MMS inspections of the Deepwater Horizon conducted in 2010 were incomplete. The Panel found no evidence that the MMS inspections of the Deepwate...
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