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underlying decommissioning obligations, but could provide more flexibility to allow for cash-flow management and ultimately increase assurance that decommissioning obligations can be fulfilled without government expense. iv. Lease Continuation Through Operations This action was completed on June 9, 2017, when final rule 1014–AA35, “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Lease Continuation Through Operations,” was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26741). Section 121 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 mandated that BSEE revise the requirements of 30 CFR 250.180 relating to maintaining a lease beyond its primary term through continuous operations. The final rule changed all of the references to the period of time before which a lease expires due to cessation of operations from “180 days” and “180th day” to a “year” and from “180-day period” to a “1-year period.” The rule has become effective and is allowing operators greater flexibility to plan exploration activities. v. Contractor Incidents of Noncompliance The BSEE currently has a policy that calls for issuing notices of noncompliance (INCs) to contractors as well as operators in certain instances. The BSEE will examine whether this policy is achieving the desired deterrence value or whether an alternative compliance incentive magnetic sweepersether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
rolling magnetic sweeperether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
magnetic sweeperether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
sweeper magnetether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
magnetic nail sweeperether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
magnet sweepersether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
magnet sweeperether a need exists for regulatory reform. The group consists of 28 local, tribal, state, and other stakeholders and will serve in an advisory nature. The Secretary’s Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy chairs the RPC. The first meeting will be held on October 4, 2017. 25 ii. 2017 Valuation Rule On April 4, 2017, ONRR published a proposed rule that would rescind the 2017 Valuation Rule. The ONRR, after considering public feedback, recognized that implementing the
magnetic floor sweepershould be considered and the policy revised. There are currently several 24 ongoing court actions that could result in adjustments to this policy. The BSEE will consider all of this information while examining the policy. vi. Civil Penalties Since 2013, the BSEE civil penalty program has continued to improve its processes and programs. For example, in 2016, each of the Districts in the Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR) created the position of Civil Penalty Enforcement Specialist to assist with the review of all INCs to determine which INCs are appropriate for civil penalty assessment, and to act as a liaison with the District and Headquarters (HQ) throughout a civil penalty case. This effort has greatly assisted in proving clarity and consistency to the development of civil penalty cases. vii. Energy-Related Information Collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act The BSEE has approximately 25 information collections associated with our regulations and guidance that must be renewed every 3 years on a rolling basis. The renewal process involves an analysis of whether each information collection continues to be necessary and if whether it requires modification. Through this process, BSEE continuously reviews our forms and the information we collect and reduces the collection burden wherever appropriate. Additionally, there may be further burden reduction associated with potential revisions to the Well Control and Arctic rules once final determinations have been made with respect to specific action on those regulations. D. Office of Natural Resources Revenue The ONRR is responsible for ensuring revenue from Federal and Indian mineral leases is effectively, efficiently, and accurately collected, accounted for, analyzed, audited, and disbursed to recipients. The ONRR collects an average of over $10 billion annual revenue from onshore and offshore energy production, one of the Federal government’s largest sources of non-tax revenue. i. Royalty Policy Committee In an effort to ensure the public continues to receive the full value of natural resources produced on Federal lands, Secretary Zinke signed a charter establishing a Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) to provide regular advice to the Secretary on the fair market value of and collection of revenues from Federal and Indian mineral and energy leases, including renewable energy sources. The RPC may also advise on the potential impacts of proposed policies and regulations related to revenue collection from such development, including wh