Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of March 8-20.

• Willie Ellis, 42; 418 Pine St., Rayville;  simple battery.

• Alexa Wyatt, 26, 75 Kny Road, Delhi; loitering and simple possession of synthetic marijuana.

• Hunter Goutreaux, 19; 38722 Redbud Lane, Denham Springs; simple possession of Schedule I, possession of Schedule II and simple possession of Schedule IV.

• Courtney Armstrong, 33; 501 Martin Luther King Drive, Rayville; shoplifting.

SNAP benefits change in April

Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive their April benefits on a modified schedule, as the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services works to transition families back to the regular distribution schedule that was disrupted by the partial federal government shutdown in January.

The April schedule is as follows:

• Recipients who usually receive their SNAP benefits on the 1st through 9th of each month will receive their benefits for April on their regular issuance date.

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BSEE Director Sees Change and Optimism for U.S. Offshore Energy

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle told attendees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Conference, held at the Port of New Orleans Tuesday, that offshore energy is vital to the Trump Administration goal of energy dominance. Angelle emphasized that production must be safe and environmentally sustainable to meet America’s oil and gas demands now and in the future.

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BSEE proposes revisions to Well Control Rule

Some recent editorials and news stories have falsely characterized regulatory review efforts currently underway at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, apparently without having actually read the proposed revisions. One editorial in the Houston Chronicle expressed worries that many, including the U.S. Government and our agency, commonly referred to as BSEE, might have forgotten the lessons of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy and other offshore incidents. For the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement nothing could be further from the truth.


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