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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE79 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation 

This final rule would update the BLM’s regulations governing the waste of natural gas through venting, flaring, and leaks on onshore Federal and Indian oil and gas leases. The final rule would ensure that companies do not waste valuable Federal mineral resources in their extraction processes and would further address the priorities associated with Executive Order 14008, "Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad."  In addition, in accordance with Executive Order 13990, "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis”, this final rule would reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector and mitigate impacts of climate change.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  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
NPRM  11/30/2022  87 FR 73588   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/30/2023 
Final Action  09/00/2023 
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

Ben Gruber
Deputy Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Mgmt.
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:951 269-9548