Appeals & Sureties

This page shows you the key regulations for appealing ONRR orders and decisions and posting sureties. This information is provided to you as a courtesy. You may not use it as a substitute for the applicable Code of Federal Regulations.

How to Appeal

If you receive an Order or Decision, refer to the appropriate regulations below for information.

For appeals of:

  • ONRR or Delegated State Orders to Report or Orders to Report and Pay — 30 CFR Part 1290
  • ONRR-issued Orders to Perform not involving Federal oil and gas leases — 30 CFR Part 1290
  • ONRR Director-issued Orders to Perform involving Federal oil and gas leases — 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E
  • State-issued Orders to Perform Restructured Accounting — 30 CFR Part 1290
  • Director’s Decisions (ONRR Director for appeals involving Federal leases and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Director for appeals involving Indian leases) — 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E

How to Suspend Performance during an Appeal of an Order to Pay

Follow the Surety Instrument Posting Instructions for requirements to file one of the following: