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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE58 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Non-Energy Solid Leasable Mineral Royalty Rate Reduction 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a rule to streamline the royalty rate reduction process for non-energy solid leasable minerals. The proposed rule would address shortcomings with the existing royalty rate reduction regulations for non-energy solid leasable minerals at 43 CFR subpart 3513--Waiver, Suspension or Reduction of Rental and Minimum Royalties. The current regulations establish the royalty rate reduction process. Applicants have suggested that process is burdensome and the standards are higher than the applicable statute requires for approval of a royalty rate reduction. The proposed rule, if published, would seek to clarify the royalty rate reduction process. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR subpart 3513     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/18/2019  84 FR 55873   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/17/2019 
Final Action  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lindsey Curnutt
Acting Division Chief, Solid Minerals
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
20 M Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:480 708-7339