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www.uscg.mil/proceedings 14 Proceedings Winter 2013–2014 agreement (MOA) that establish a coop- erative interagency partnership to increase communications, manage shared responsi- bility, and minimize duplicative or confict- ing regulations on the affected industry. In recent years, these have been updated to refect current industry trends and regula- tory standards. For example: • On July 27, 2011, the newly established BOEMRE and the USCG signed MOA OCS-06 to clarify agency roles associ- ated with issuing and approving off- shore renewable energy installations. • On April 30, 2013, BSEE and the USCG signed a new MOA to clarify safety and environmental management systems and safety management systems over- sight. Current efforts focus on devel- oping standards related to outer conti- nental shelf activities to ensure a level playing field among foreign and U.S. registered vessels by implementing a "One Gulf, One Standard" regulatory approach. This is paramount to meeting public expectations for enhanced OCS safety and environmental protection. Interagency Coordination The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safet y and Environmental Enforcement achieve these goals by operating on three distinct levels of inter- agency cooperation and coordi- nation. The frst level is executed at quarterly senior leadership meetings among senior execu- t ives. Th is sen ior leadersh ip group focuses on establishing priorities for improved inter- agency cooperation and address- ing emerging challenges. The second level occurs within two established BSEE and USCG work groups focused on response and prevent ion, respect ively. Wh i le t h e me mora ndu m of understanding establishes a gen- eral framework and outlines over- arching goals and objectives for the two agencies to work together collaboratively, the response and prevent ion work g roups use Signing a memorandum of understanding at the Department of Interior, Washington, DC. From left: Mr. David Moore, BSEE; VADM Peter Neffenger, USCG; Director James Watson, BSEE; and CDR Rob Smith, USCG. All photos courtesy of BSEE unless stated otherwise. VADM Peter Neffenger, USCG, and Director James Watson, BSEE, shake hands following the memorandum of understanding signing. USCG/BSEE MOU contributors from left, starting with back row: Ms. Kelly Schnapp, BSEE; Mr. Lane Nemirow, DOI; Ms. Jeanmarie Nicholson, USCG; Mr. John Cushing, BSEE; CDR Ed Bock, USCG. Front Row: Mr. David Moore, BSEE; VADM Peter Neffenger, USCG; Director James Watson, BSEE; and CDR Rob Smith, USCG. Winter �2013_45.indd 14 2/10/14 9:31 AM