Committees and Coordination

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees play an important role in shaping programs and policies of the federal government. ONRR currently participates on the advisory committees listed below. You may view each committee's charter, membership, and related information on their web page. As provided under the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA), ONRR and other federal agencies sponsor FACA committees to seek and obtain advice and assistance from our nation’s citizens. Additional information on FACA, including relevant laws, regulations, and statistical data, is available on the GSA Committee Management Secretariat web page.

  • U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee
    This Committee, established by the Secretary DOI in July 2012, provides collaborative oversight and a forum for consultation with EITI stakeholders. This Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) is a consensus-based decision making body comprised of government, industry and civil society that is responsible for overseeing U.S. implementation of EITI. The EITI requires governments to publicly disclose their revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and for companies to make parallel disclosures regarding payments. This disclosure supports the U.S. National Action Plan for Open Government Partnership.
    Visit the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee web page.
  • Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Terminated August 15, 2014)
    Established as a result of the October 2011 Settlement Agreement between the United States and the Osage Nation, this committee advises the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a rulemaking to address management of the Osage Mineral Estate. ONRR serves on this committee with BIA and other federal partners.
    Visit the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee web page.
  • Former Royalty Policy Committee (Expired April 2, 2014)
    Chartered by the Secretary DOI in March 2010, this committee advises the Secretary on the management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues under the laws governing DOI.
    Visit the archived Royalty Policy Committee materials.
  • Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Charter (Terminated December, 23, 2013)
    Chartered by the Secretary, Department of the Interior (Secretary DOI) in December 2011, this committee advises ONRR on a rulemaking to address Indian oil valuation, as it relates to the major portion requirement in Indian oil and gas leases.
    Visit the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee web page.

Non-Advisory Committees

ONRR participates on committees that do not fall under FACA guidelines.

  • State and Tribal Royalty Audit Committee (STRAC)
    The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA) of 1982 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into Cooperative Agreements (Agreements) with States or Indian Tribes to share oil and gas royalty management information, and to carry out inspection, audit, investigation, and enforcement activities on Federal and Indian lands. Agreements form the framework of ONRR's relationship with States and Indian Tribes in the ‎area of mineral revenue compliance functions. By virtue of this relationship, these ‎States and Indian Tribes are working partners with ONRR and integral participants in the ‎overall compliance effort.
    Visit the Cooperative Agreements web page.
  • Interagency Coordination
    ONRR has responsibilities that both depend on and impact other agencies missions. To coordinate with and create efficient and effective working relationships between agencies, we participate in Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). MOU's and SOP's are tools we use to help achieve accurate energy and minerals accountability for onshore and offshore issues.