R. Scott Nuzum

Of Counsel

202.298.1951

rsn@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Represents offshore oil and gas producers in efforts to secure lease suspensions from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
  • Represents offshore oil and gas producers in negotiations with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on issues related to supplemental bonding and financial assurance.
  • Represents a chemical manufacturer seeking duty free imports for a fuel additive produced in the European Union.
  • Serves as regulatory counsel to an Alaska Native Corporation, providing comments and strategic advice on U.S. Department of the Interior proposals.
  • Advised an oil and gas company on potential export restrictions for lease condensate produced in the United States.
  • Represented multiple natural gas pipeline companies in federal appellate litigation challenging FERC Natural Gas Act and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) determinations.
  • Provided counsel on NEPA and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance to a developer planning and building a major interstate renewable energy transmission line.

Publications

Offshore Natural Gas

Regulation of the Gas Industry, Vol. Chapter 39
01/05/2016

Presentations

DecomWorld GOM 2017

Speaker, "Legal Considerations for Operators Engaged in Decommissioning Activities on the Federal OCS"
Houston, TX
03/14/2017

National Reservation Economic Summit

The National Center for American Indian Economic Development
Las Vegas, NV
03/23/2016