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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE79 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation 43 CFR Parts 3160 and 3170  

The rule proposes updates to the BLM’s existing rules governing the venting and flaring of natural gas (methane) from onshore Federal and Indian oil and gas leases. The rulemaking will address the priorities associated with Executive Order 14008 to address tackling the climate crisis which relates to national security. Per Executive Order 13990, this rule will address reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector and to bolster resilience to climate change.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq    30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    25 U.S.C. 396a et seq.    25 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.    25 U.S.C. 396    E.O. 13990    E.O. 14008    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  06/00/2021 
NPRM  10/00/2021 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nick Douglas
Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
760 Horizon Drive,
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone:970 256-4918