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DOI/ONRR RIN: 1012-AA27 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule 

In March 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Order) vacated ONRR’s 2017 Repeal of its Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform rule (2017 Repeal rule, RIN 1012-AA20). In the order vacating the 2017 Repeal rule, the Court reinstated ONRR’s 2016 Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform rule (RIN 1012-AA13), retroactive to its original effective date of January 1, 2017. Therefore, the Acting Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior requested that ONRR immediately initiate a proposed rulemaking to address the regulatory impact of the recent court decision on mineral lessees. ONRR will publish a proposed rule to amend the existing regulations for valuing oil, gas, coal, and Indian coal produced from federally-administered leases for royalty purposes and for issuing notices of non-compliance and assessing civil penalties for mineral leases.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 1206    30 CFR 1241   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 et seq.    25 U.S.C. 396 et seq.    25 U.S.C. 396a et seq.    25 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.    28 U.S.C. 2461 note    30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.    30 U.S.C. 351 et seq.    30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.    30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    31 U.S.C. 9701    43 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.    43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.    43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  09/00/2020 
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:
Latell Armand Southall
Regulatory Specialist
Department of the Interior
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
MS 64400B, P.O. Box 25165,
Denver, CO 80225-0165
Phone:303 231-3221
Fax:303 231-3362