BSEE FY 2016 University of California, Santa Barbara

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is seeking a proposal from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Marine Science Institute, and the Department of Earth Science to enter into a cooperative agreement with BSEE for three years beginning June 1, 201 6. This project,

to study the Effect of Hydrocarbon Production on Offshore Natural Seep Rates in the Coal Oil Point Area, Santa Barbara, CA, will be a collaborative venture and will include substantial involvement of BSEE.

Scope of Objectives:
A) Quantify the relationship between the natural hydrocarbon seep flux when hydrocarbon production is shut-in and again when hydrocarbon production is resumed; B) Inform the public, the local county and State governments, the media, and academia about the natural seepage and the "positive" effect oil and gas production can have on the environment; C) Answer the question of how the heavy Monterey oil moves up through overlying strata and gets to the sea surface.

Does it attach to upward migrating gas bubbles or does it rise by another method?; and D) Help BSEE and the U. S. Coast Guard anticipate/explain large "burps" of oil in the water and on the beaches such as happened in July 2015, two months after the platforms were shut-in.

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Agricultural Business.

A business entity that provides, holds, delivers, transports, offers, or sells agricultural products or services.2.

Agricultural Cooperative.

A group-owned or member-owned entity or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services for the mutual benefit of their members.


Producer Network.

A producer group- or member-owned organization or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual benefit of their members.4.

Producer Associations.

An organization or other business that assists, represents, or serves producers or a producer network.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network.

A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s), often on a subscription or membership basis.

Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.6.

CSA Associations.

An organization or other business that assists or serves, represents, or services CSAs or CSA networks.7.

Local Government.

Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-, regional, or intra-state or local government.8.

Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

9.Public Benefit Corporation.

A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.


Economic Development Corporation.

An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.


Regional Famers Market Authority.

An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State

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Camia LaneManagement AnalystPhone 202-720-0933

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