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

This 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. Per Executive Order 13990, the rule will address reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other 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

Statement of Need:

The final rule will 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."

Summary of the Legal Basis:

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, and E.O. 14008.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/30/2022  87 FR 73588   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/30/2023 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
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