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DOE/ENDEP RIN: 1901-AB56 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ● Procedures for the Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve  

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the Secretary of Energy to develop procedures for the acquisition of petroleum products for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).  Pursuant to that direction, the Department of Energy (DOE) promulgated the procedures of Part 626 of Title 10 of the Code of Regulations (CFR).  Subsequently, section 306(a) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 repealed authority to conduct SPR acquisitions under the royalty-in-kind program that had been incorporated into the existing regulations of Part 626.  In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), DOE proposes to amend the procedures for the acquisition of petroleum products for the SPR to:  (1) more closely align the regulatory language with the applicable statutory language; (2) remove references to the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the royalty-in-kind transfers; and (3) increase the Department’s ability and flexibility to enter into contracts while better reflecting the actual petroleum product acquisition operations under Part 626.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 626   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6231 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 6240   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Proposed Rule  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas McGarry
Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-8197