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Cooperative Agreements

The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA) authorizes the Interior Secretary to enter into Cooperative Agreements (Agreements) with States or Indian Tribes in order to share oil and gas royalty management information, and to carry out inspection, audit, investigation, and enforcement activities on Federal and Indian lands. ONRR reimburses States and Indian Tribes for the costs of performing authorized activities; costs may include salaries, office equipment, and travel expenses. To enter into an Agreement, States or Indian Tribes apply to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Fellowship Program

Through the IPA program, employees from State and local governments, Tribal governments, institutions of higher education, and other eligible organizations participate in a job fellowship with ONRR in Colorado. The IPA program is designed to develop an individual’s skills in a range of minerals management functions from ONRR’s perspective. Program fellows return to their organization to apply their new skills and knowledge to their organization's operations.

Memorandums of Understanding and Standard Operating Procedures

ONRR has responsibilities that both depend on and impact other agencies missions. To create effecient 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.


The public may view public comments on past rule makings or submit comments on ONRR rule makings within the specified time frame after publication. To submit your comments on ONRR rulemakings, refer to the special instructions in each event on the Events tab on the main page.