ONRR Press Release Catalog 2010

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Nov
4
States earn $1.8 billion in FY 2010 Federal royalty receipts (more)...
Nov
4
Salazar: $2.2 Billion to States, Tribes from Energy Production Revenues in Fiscal Year 2010 (more)...
Oct
15
ONRR disburses FY 2010 GOMESA payments $2.3 million disbursed to Treasury, Gulf states, special funds. (more)...
Oct
1
Organizational Changes Under the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget (more)...
Oct
1
Interior Establishes Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Move Implements Key Element of Department's Reform Agenda

WASHINGTON – A major step in the Department of the Interior's plan to fundamentally restructure its mineral leasing, regulatory and revenue collection agencies occurred today with the official establishment of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget (PMB) (more)...
Sep
24
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEM) today announced in a report to Congress that the agency is successfully completing the orderly close-out of the Royalty in Kind (RIK) Program, which accepted oil and gas in lieu of cash as royalty payments on federal energy resources, on September 30, 2010 when the remaining contracts under this terminated program expire. (more)...
Jun
30
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) announced today that BP America Inc. has been assessed a civil penalty of $5.2 million for submitting "false, inaccurate, or misleading" reports for energy production that occurred on Southern Ute Indian Tribal lands in southwestern Colorado.  The civil penalty announced today is not related to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (more)...
Apr
2
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has published a Federal Register Notice announcing that the Secretary of the Interior renewed the charter to continue the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) for an additional two years. The RPC provides advice to the Secretary on the Department’s management of Federal and American Indian mineral leases and revenues. (more)...
Apr
1
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) published in the Federal Register today a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Notice of Intent also opens a public comment period to help the agency determine the necessary scope of the EIS.  The comment period will be open through June 30, 2010. (more)...
Apr
1
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has scheduled 13 public scoping meetings in seven locations to solicit comments for the development of a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for future geological and geophysical exploration (G&G) in the Mid- and South-Atlantic OCS. (more)...
Mar
29
The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) today published a Federal Register Notice announcing the end of the Royalty in Kind (RIK) Small Refiner Program. The Program will be discontinued when current contracts expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2010. (more)...
Feb
17
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has finalized its 2010 audit plan to ensure that energy producers on Federal and American Indian lands are properly paying the royalties due to the Federal Government and American Indians.  The 2010 audit plan reflects both an increase in staff and the number of audits planned. (more)...