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Current FRNs

2014

September 22, 2014 79 FR 56603 - Assessments for Mismatched Payments or Inadequate Payment Information for Geothermal, Solid Minerals, and Indian Oil and Gas Leases (PDF) - Regulations for geothermal, solid minerals, and Indian oil and gas leases authorize the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to assess payors for failure to submit payments of the same amount as the royalty or bill document or to provide adequate information.

June 19, 2014 79 FR 35102 - Indian Oil Valuation Amendments - This rule would (1) clarify the major portion valuation requirement found in the existing regulations for oil production and (2) represent recommendations of the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. [RIN 1012-AA15]"

May 28, 2014 79 FR 30651 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request. - Information Collection Request on Form ONRR-4425—Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility. Comment period ends July 28, 2014.

May 20, 2014 79 FR 28945 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request. - Information Collection Request on OCS Net Profit Share Payment Reporting—30 CFR Part 1220. Comment period ends July 21, 2014.

May 20, 2014 79 FR 28862 - Amendments to Civil Penalty Regulations - This rule would amend the Office of Natural Resources Revenue civil penalty regulations to: apply the regulations to all mineral leases, including solid mineral and geothermal leases, and agreements for offshore energy development; adjust civil penalty amounts for inflation; clarify and simplify the existing regulations for issuing notices of noncompliance and civil penalties; and provide notice that we will post matrices for civil penalty assessments on our Website. [RIN 1012-AA05].

March 31, 2014 79 FR 17948 - Allocation & Disbursement of Royalties, Rentals & Bonuses--Oil & Gas, Offshore The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is amending the regulations on 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, for calculating and allocating revenues during the second phase of revenue sharing. [RIN 1012-AA11].

March 24, 2014 79 FR 16053 - Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2012. The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is May 31, 2014.

February 11, 2014 79 FR 9475 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request - Information Collection Request on Suspensions Pending Appeal and Bonding. Comment period ends April 21, 2014.

January 13, 2014 79 FR 2198 79 FR 2198 - States’ Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties - Final regulations that the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) published September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), provide two types of accounting and auditing relief for Federal onshore or Outer Continental Shelf lease production from marginal properties.

2013

December 2, 2013 78 FR 72099 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request Information Collection Request on Form ONRR-4393—Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation. Comment period ends January 2, 2014.

November 8, 2013 78 FR 67188 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1012–0010). Information Collection Request on Forms ONRR-4430—Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report, ONRR-4292—Coal Washing Allowance Report, and ONRR-4293—Coal Transportation Allowance Report.  Comment period ends December 9, 2013.

September 18, 2013 78 FR 57409 - U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Public Outreach

August 23, 2013 78 FR 52431 - This rule will update the Service of Official Correspondence regulations in title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to allow ONRR to serve official correspondence using any electronic method of delivery that provides for a receipt of delivery, or, if there is no receipt, the date of delivery otherwise documented. [RIN 1012-AA14]

August 12, 2013 78 FR 49062 - ONRR proposes new regulations to implement the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) governing the payment of advance royalty on coal resources produced from Federal leases. The EPAct provisions amend the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA). ONRR also proposes to add information collection requirements that are applicable to all solid minerals leases and also are necessary to implement the EPAct Federal coal advance royalty provisions. [RIN 1012-AA04]

August 8, 2013 78 FR 43843 ONRR proposes new regulations to implement section 6(d) of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996. The new regulations would prescribe when a Federal lessee must report and pay royalties on the volume of oil and gas it takes from a lease or on the volume to which it is entitled based on its ownership interest in the lease. [RIN 1012-AA02]

July 22, 2013 78 FR 43843 - Clarification of Appeal Procedures.This proposed rule amends and clarifies regulations concerning certain aspects of appeals of ONRR correspondence and clarifies the final administrative nature of ONRR orders that are not paid or appealed [RIN 1012-AA08].

May 22, 2013 78 FR 30198 - Amendments to ONRR's Remaining OMB-Approved Forms and Acronyms To Reflect Reorganization.This direct final rule amends the ONRR's remaining Office of Management and Budget approved form numbers for information collection requirements and corresponding technical corrections to part and position titles, agency names, and acronyms [RIN 1012-AA09].

April 29, 2013 78 FR 25008 – Notice of Meeting for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. ONRR announces meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. Dates are June 4 and 5, 2013; August 6 and 7, 2013; and September 16 and 17, 2013. All meetings will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time for all dates.

March 7, 2013 78 FR 14824 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted of OMB Review; Comment Request. Information Collection Request on Form MMS-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation. Comment period ends May 6, 2013.

March 7, 2013 78 FR 14834 - Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not associated with an Index Zone. This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2011. The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is May 6, 2013.

February 11, 2013 78 FR 9732 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request/ Information Collection Request on Forms MMS-4430—Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report, MMS-4292—Coal Washing Allowance Report, and MMS-4293—Coal Transportation Allowance Report. Comment period ends April 12, 2013.