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Office of the Secretary
December 4, 2007
Contact: Chris Paolino
(202) 208-6416


Secretary Kempthorne to Address
International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference in Miami

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will address the International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, December 5, 2007.

Secretary Kempthorne will focus on the strong safety record and successes of U.S. offshore energy exploration and the Minerals Management Service (MMS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior that oversees the country’s offshore energy exploration. He will also highlight the need for continued excellence and vigilance in offshore exploration as the world faces growing energy needs and limited supplies.

The conference, hosted by MMS and the International Regulators’ Forum (IRF), will gather together regulators from countries with ongoing and proposed offshore oil and gas operations. The Primary purpose of the conference is to exchange information on “best practices” and experiences, and to discuss optimal strategies for achieving safety and pollution prevention objectives.

The conference itself is closed to the media, however members of the media will be able to cover Secretary Kempthorne’s address.

WHO: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
WHAT: Address to the International Regulators’ Offshore Safety Conference
WHEN: 8:55 a.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
WHERE: Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort
Ocean Ballroom (3rd Floor)
18001 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
MEDIA: All credentialed media are invited to attend and photograph the
Secretary Kempthorne’s address. For additional information
please contact Chris Paolino at (202) 208-6416.
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