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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE14 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation 

The rule would update decades-old standards to reduce wasteful venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas from onshore wells located on Federal and Indian oil and gas leases. The proposed standards would establish requirements and incentives to reduce waste of gas and clarify when royalties apply to lost gas. This action will enhance our energy security and economy by boosting America's natural gas supplies, ensuring that taxpayers receive the royalties due to them from development of public resources, and reducing emissions. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3164.1    43 CFR 3170    43 CFR 3178    43 CFR 3179   
Legal Authority: 25 U.S.C. 396d    25 U.S.C. 2107    30 U.S.C. 189    30 U.S.C. 306    30 U.S.C. 359    30 U.S.C. 1751    43 U.S.C. 1732(b)    43 U.S.C. 1733    43 U.S.C. 1740   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/08/2016  81 FR 6616   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/04/2016  81 FR 19110   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/08/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  04/22/2016 
Final Action  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Steven Wells
Division Chief, Fluid Minerals Division
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Room 2134 LM, 20 M Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:202 912-7143
Fax:202 912-7194