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Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation; Delay and Suspension of Certain RequirementsProposed Rule2017-2129410/05/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentOn November 18, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation'' (2016 final rule). The BLM is now propo … On November 18, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation'' (2016 final rule). The BLM is now proposing to temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in the 2016 final rule until January 17, 2019. The BLM is currently reviewing the 2016 final rule and wants to avoid imposing temporary or permanent compliance costs on operators for requirements that may be rescinded or significantly revised in the near future.waste-prevention-production-subject-to-royalties-and-resource-conservation-delay-and-suspension-ofFR-Doc-2017-21294
Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands; Rescission of a 2015 RuleProposed Rule2017-1569607/25/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentOn March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, ``Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands'' (2015 final rule). The BLM is now proposing to rescind … On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, ``Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands'' (2015 final rule). The BLM is now proposing to rescind the 2015 final rule because we believe it is unnecessarily duplicative of state and some tribal regulations and imposes burdensome reporting requirements and other unjustified costs on the oil and gas industry. This proposed rule would return the affected sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to the language that existed immediately before the published effective date of the 2015 final rule.oil-and-gas-hydraulic-fracturing-on-federal-and-indian-lands-rescission-of-a-2015-ruleFR-Doc-2017-15696
Repeal of Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation ReformProposed Rule2017-0661704/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) proposes to repeal the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016 (``2017 Valuation Rule''). … The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) proposes to repeal the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016 (``2017 Valuation Rule''). Repeal of the 2017 Valuation Rule would maintain the current regulatory status quo by keeping the longstanding pre-existing regulations in effect.repeal-of-consolidated-federal-oil-and-gas-and-federal-and-indian-coal-valuation-reformFR-Doc-2017-06617
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations-Annual Civil Penalties Inflation AdjustmentsRule2017-0072701/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements … This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``Act''). The adjustments made by this final rule constitute the annual inflation adjustments contemplated by the Act, and are consistent with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-annual-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2017-00727
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of OperationsRule2016-3175201/10/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby amends its existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1) to require the electronic filing (or e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) and Notices of Staking … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby amends its existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1) to require the electronic filing (or e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) and Notices of Staking (NOS). Previously, Onshore Order 1 stated that an ``operator must file an APD or any other required documents in the BLM Field Office having jurisdiction over the lands described in the application,'' but allowed for e-filing of such documents as an alternative. This change makes e-filing the required method of submission, subject to limited exceptions. The BLM is making this change to improve the efficiency and transparency of the APD and NOS processes.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-onshore-oil-and-gas-orderFR-Doc-2016-31752
Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource ConservationRule2016-2763711/18/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is promulgating new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is promulgating new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage Tribe) leases. The regulations also clarify when produced gas lost through venting, flaring, or leaks is subject to royalties, and when oil and gas production may be used royalty-free on-site. These regulations replace the existing provisions related to venting, flaring, and royalty-free use of gas contained in the 1979 Notice to Lessees and Operators of Onshore Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases, Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost (NTL- 4A), which are over 3 decades old.waste-prevention-production-subject-to-royalties-and-resource-conservationFR-Doc-2016-27637
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site SecurityRule2016-2540711/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis final rule replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 3, Site Security (Order 3), with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The final rule establishes minimum standards for oil and gas facility site sec … This final rule replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 3, Site Security (Order 3), with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The final rule establishes minimum standards for oil and gas facility site security, and includes provisions to ensure that oil and gas produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) oil and gas leases are properly and securely handled, so as to ensure accurate measurement, production accountability, and royalty payments, and to prevent theft and loss. The BLM developed this rule based on the proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2015, and tribal and public comments the BLM received on the proposed rule. This rule strengthens the BLM's policies governing production verification and accountability by updating and replacing the existing requirements of Order 3 to address changes in technology and industry practices that have occurred in the 25 years since Order 3 was issued, and to respond to recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with respect to the BLM's production verification efforts. Like the proposed rule, the final rule addresses Facility Measurement Points (FMPs), site facility diagrams, the use of seals, bypasses around meters, documentation, recordkeeping, commingling, off- lease measurement, the reporting of incidents of unauthorized removal or mishandling of oil and condensate, and immediate assessments for certain acts of noncompliance. The final rule also establishes a process for the BLM to consider variances from the requirements of the final regulation. Some of the key changes from the proposed rule that are incorporated into the final rule include: Additional exemptions from the final rule's commingling requirements; a streamlined FMP application and approval process; simplified site facility diagram submissions; and clarifications to tank gauging procedures and frequency. The BLM believes that this final rule, as well as the final rules to update and replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 4 (Order 4), related to measurement of oil, and Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5), related to measurement of gas enhance the BLM's overall production verification and accountability program.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-site-securityFR-Doc-2016-25407
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of OilRule2016-2540511/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil p … This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases to ensure that production is accurately measured and properly accounted for.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-measurement-of-oilFR-Doc-2016-25405
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of GasRule2016-2541011/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Like Order 5, this rule establishes minimum standards for accurate measurement and … This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Like Order 5, this rule establishes minimum standards for accurate measurement and proper reporting of all gas removed or sold from Federal and Indian (except the Osage Tribe) leases, units, unit participating areas (PAs), and areas subject to communitization agreements (CAs). It provides a system for production accountability by operators, lessees, purchasers, and transporters. This rule establishes overall gas measurement performance standards and includes, among other things, requirements for the hardware and software related to gas metering equipment and reporting and recordkeeping. This rule also identifies certain specific acts of noncompliance that may result in an immediate assessment and provides a process for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider variances from the requirements of this rule.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-measurement-of-gasFR-Doc-2016-25410
BLM Internet-Based AuctionsRule2016-2094308/31/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis procedural rule amends certain provisions of the oil and gas regulations administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to recognize that the BLM is authorized to use either oral or internet- based auction procedures to condu … This procedural rule amends certain provisions of the oil and gas regulations administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to recognize that the BLM is authorized to use either oral or internet- based auction procedures to conduct oil and gas lease sales under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (MLA). The changes made by this rule update the BLM's regulations to be consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (NDAA), which specifically granted the BLM the authority to use internet-based bidding for its competitive oil and gas lease sales.blm-internet-based-auctionsFR-Doc-2016-20943
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of OperationsProposed Rule2016-1740007/29/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend its existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1) to require the electronic filing (or e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) and Notice … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend its existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1) to require the electronic filing (or e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) and Notices of Staking (NOS). Currently, Onshore Order 1 states that an ``operator must file an APD or any other required documents in the BLM Field Office having jurisdiction over the lands described in the application,'' but allows for e-filing of such documents in the alternative. This proposal would change that structure to make e-filing the required method of submission, subject to limited exceptions. The BLM is making this change to improve the efficiency and transparency of the APD and NOS processes.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-onshore-oil-and-gas-orderFR-Doc-2016-17400
Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation ReformRule2016-1542007/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentONRR is amending our regulations governing valuation, for royalty purposes, of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore leases and coal produced from Federal and Indian leases. This rule also consolidates definitions for … ONRR is amending our regulations governing valuation, for royalty purposes, of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore leases and coal produced from Federal and Indian leases. This rule also consolidates definitions for oil, gas, and coal product valuation into one subpart that is applicable to the Federal oil and gas and Federal and Indian coal subparts.consolidated-federal-oil-and-gas-and-federal-and-indian-coal-valuation-reformFR-Doc-2016-15420
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations-Civil Penalties Inflation AdjustmentsRule2016-1512906/28/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements … This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``Act''). The adjustments made by this interim final rule constitute the initial catch-up adjustments contemplated by the Act, and are consistent with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2016-15129
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Technical CorrectionsRule2016-1248706/06/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis rule makes minor edits, changes, and updates to BSEE regulations. These changes include, but are not limited to: correcting all current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers from ``1010'' to ``1014''; adding two ne … This rule makes minor edits, changes, and updates to BSEE regulations. These changes include, but are not limited to: correcting all current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers from ``1010'' to ``1014''; adding two new control numbers to regulations as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA); changing the BSEE address from ``Herndon, VA'' to ``Sterling, VA''; changing ``shall'' to ``will'' or ``must'' and changing ``which'' to ``that''; and revising other language where necessary for improved clarity.oil-and-gas-and-sulphur-operations-in-the-outer-continental-shelf-technical-correctionsFR-Doc-2016-12487
Leasing of Sulfur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental ShelfRule2016-0651303/30/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis final rule updates and streamlines the existing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing regulations and clarifies implementation of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996, which amended the Federal … This final rule updates and streamlines the existing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing regulations and clarifies implementation of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996, which amended the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA). The final rule reorganizes leasing requirements to more effectively communicate the leasing process as it has evolved over the years. The final rule makes changes to regulations which relate to the oil, gas, and sulfur leasing requirements. The final rule does not, however, include substantive changes to regulations which relate to bonding, which will be the subject of a separate new proposed rulemaking.leasing-of-sulfur-or-oil-and-gas-in-the-outer-continental-shelfFR-Doc-2016-06513
Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource ConservationProposed Rule2016-0186502/08/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian leases. The regulations wou … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian leases. The regulations would also clarify when produced gas lost through venting, flaring, or leaks is subject to royalties, and when oil and gas production used on site would be royalty-free. These proposed regulations would be codified at new 43 CFR subparts 3178 and 3179. They would replace the existing provisions related to venting, flaring, and royalty-free use of gas contained in the 1979 Notice to Lessees and Operators of Onshore Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases, Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost (NTL- 4A), which are over 3 decades old.waste-prevention-production-subject-to-royalties-and-resource-conservationFR-Doc-2016-01865
Allocation and Disbursement of Royalties, Rentals, and Bonuses-Oil and Gas, OffshoreRule2015-3278712/30/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentIn this final rule, the Department of the Interior moves the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006's Phase I regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) chapter … In this final rule, the Department of the Interior moves the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006's Phase I regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) chapter V to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue's (ONRR) title 30 CFR chapter XII and clarifies and adds minor definition changes to these current revenue- sharing regulations. Additionally, ONRR amends these regulations concerning the distribution and disbursement of qualified revenues from certain leases on the Gulf of Mexico's Outer Continental Shelf, under the provisions of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. These regulations set forth formulas and methodologies for calculating and allocating revenues to the States of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; their eligible coastal political subdivisions; the Land and Water Conservation Fund; and the United States Treasury.allocation-and-disbursement-of-royalties-rentals-and-bonuses-oil-and-gas-offshoreFR-Doc-2015-32787
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of GasProposed Rule2015-2555610/13/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis proposed rule would revise and replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. This proposed rule would establish the minimum standards for accur … This proposed rule would revise and replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. This proposed rule would establish the minimum standards for accurate measurement and proper reporting of all gas removed or sold from Federal and Indian leases (except the Osage Tribe), units, unit participating areas, and areas subject to communitization agreements, by providing a system for production accountability by operators, lessees, purchasers, and transporters. This proposed rule would include requirements for the hardware and software related to approved metering equipment, overall measurement performance standards, and reporting and record keeping. The proposed rule would identify certain specific acts of noncompliance that would result in an immediate assessment and would provide a process for the BLM to consider variances from the requirements of this proposed rule.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-measurement-of-gasFR-Doc-2015-25556
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of OilProposed Rule2015-2400809/30/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThis proposed rule would replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Order 4 establishes minimum standards for the … This proposed rule would replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Order 4 establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases to ensure that production is accurately measured and properly accounted for. Order 4 was issued in 1989. The changes contemplated as part of this proposed rule would strengthen the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) policies governing production accountability by updating its minimum standards for oil measurement to reflect the considerable changes in technology and industry practices that have occurred in the 25 years since Order 4 was issued. This proposed rule addresses the use of new oil meter technology, proper measurement documentation, and recordkeeping; establishes performance standards for oil measurement systems; and includes a mechanism for the BLM to review, and approve for use, new oil measurement technology and systems. The proposed rule expands the acts of noncompliance that would result in an immediate assessment under the existing regulations. Finally, it sets forth a process for the BLM to consider variances from these requirements.onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-federal-and-indian-oil-and-gas-leases-measurement-of-oilFR-Doc-2015-24008
Updating Addresses and Contact Information in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's RegulationsRule2015-2371909/22/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentIn this rule, BOEM amends its existing regulations by: Updating address locations; removing an outdated Web site address and correcting a form number; changing the term ``Associate Director'' to ``Deputy Director'' in the reg … In this rule, BOEM amends its existing regulations by: Updating address locations; removing an outdated Web site address and correcting a form number; changing the term ``Associate Director'' to ``Deputy Director'' in the regulations; and other housekeeping changes, such as removing reference to a URL hyperlink for a Web page that no longer exists.updating-addresses-and-contact-information-in-the-bureau-of-ocean-energy-managements-regulationsFR-Doc-2015-23719
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