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DOI/BIA RIN: 1076-AF76 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Mineral Leasing Regulations  

This rule proposes to modernize the Department’s Indian trust responsibility in the areas of energy and minerals. This rule would propose to increase the benefit to Indian beneficiaries by revising definitions, authorities, bonding requirements, royalty rates, and leasing and cooperative agreement processes.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 211    25 CFR 212    25 CFR 225   
Legal Authority: 25 U.S.C. 9    25 U.S.C. 396    25 U.S.C. 2101 to 2108   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Oliver Whaley
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action - Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 229,
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone:202 738-6065

George Patton
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs - RACA, 1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 312,
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone:505 563-3805