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Regulation Identifier Number 1012-AA13

Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform

30 CFR Parts 1202 and 1206

Abstract: This final rulemaking provides regulations that (1) offer greater simplicity, certainty, clarity, and consistency in product valuation for mineral lessees and mineral revenue recipients; (2) ensure that Indian mineral lessors receive the maximum revenues from coal resources on their land, consistent with the Secretary's trust responsibility and lease terms; (3) decrease industry’s cost of compliance and ONRR’s cost to ensure industry compliance; and (4) provide early certainty to industry and to ONRR that companies have paid every dollar due of oil, gas, and coal produced from Federal leases and coal produced from Indian leases. This final rulemaking also makes non-substantive technical or clarifying changes to the proposed rule and 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.

Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Federal and Indian Coal Valuation
RIN 1012-AA00

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Abstract: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) requests comments and suggestions from affected parties and the interested public before proposing changes to the existing regulations governing the valuation of coal produced from Federal and Indian leases, for royalty purposes. The existing Federal and Indian coal valuation regulations have been in effect since March 1, 1989, with minor subsequent amendments relating primarily to the Federal Black Lung Excise Taxes, abandoned mine lands (AML) fees, State and local severance taxes, and washing and transportation allowances provisions. These existing coal valuation regulations also have not kept pace with significant changes that have occurred in the domestic coal market during the last 20-plus years. This notice is intended to solicit comments and suggestions on possible new methodologies to establish the royalty value of coal produced from Federal and Indian leases.

Public Workshops Transcripts

Related Federal Register Notices

ANPR public comments received

Federal Oil and Gas Valuation
RIN 1012-AA01

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Abstract: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) requests comments and suggestions from affected parties and the interested public before proposing changes to the existing regulations governing the valuation of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore oil and gas leases, for royalty purposes. The existing Federal oil valuation regulations have been in effect since 2000, with a subsequent amendment relating primarily to the use of index pricing in some circumstances. The existing Federal gas valuation regulations have been in effect since March 1, 1988, with various subsequent amendments relating primarily to the transportation allowance provisions. These regulations have not kept pace with significant changes that have occurred in the domestic gas market during the last 20-plus years. This notice is intended to solicit comments and suggestions for possible new methodologies to establish the royalty value of oil and gas produced from Federal leases.

Public Workshops Transcripts

Related Federal Register Notices:

ANPR public comments received

Information Collection Requests (ICRs)