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DOI/BSEE RIN: 1014-AA43 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act; 2020 Inflation Adjustments for Civil Penalties 

This rulemaking would remove the existing Federal Oil and Gas Management Act (FOGRMA) civil penalty amounts from BSEE regulations and replace them with a cross-reference to the Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resource Revenue's (ONRR) FOGRMA civil penalty regulations. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015 (FCPIA of 2015) requires Federal agencies to make annual adjustments for inflation to civil penalties. ONRR makes inflation adjustments to its FOGRMA civil penalties on an annual basis; the last adjustment was issued in January 22, 2018 (83 FR 2907). This rulemaking would provide a more cohesive and streamlined approach to BSEE's compliance with the FCPIA of 2015 requirement for annual adjustments of BSEE's FOGRMA civil penalty regulations by simply referencing ONRR’s regulations, which will reflect the annual adjustments required by the FCPIA of 2015. The annual civil penalty inflation adjustments will be made by ONRR pursuant to FOGRMA, FCPIA of 2015, and relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250.1453    30 CFR 250.1460   
Legal Authority: FOGRMA 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    sec. 701 of Pub. L. 114-74   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.  01/15/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: The FCPIA of 2015 requires Federal agencies to make annual adjustments for inflation to civil penalties. Agencies are required to publish the annual inflation adjustments in the Federal Register by no later than January 15 of each year.

Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amy White
Acting Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
45600 Woodland Road,
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone:703 787-1665