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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE75 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Revisions to the Oil and Gas Operations Regulations  
Abstract:

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to revise its regulations to specify that oil-well gas flared due to pipeline or processing capacity limitations is royalty free when such flaring is consistent with State or tribal rules, regulations, or orders.  This will align the regulations with the BLM’s previously stated policy preference for deferring to State and tribal rules when determining royalty obligations on routine flaring. This routine flaring occurs in certain states (North Dakota and New Mexico) with Federal oil and gas production.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3700   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 to 287    30 U.S.C. 351 to 360    30 U.S.C. 1701 to 1758    43 U.S.C. 1701 to 1785    25 U.S.C. 396a-g    25 U.S.C. 2101 to 2108    25 U.S.C. 396    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  10/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nick Douglas
Senior Advisor
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
20 M Street SE , Room 2134,
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:202 912-7311
Fax:202 912-7199
Email: ndouglas@blm.gov