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The definitions in this glossary are simplified. Some are ONRR-specific in their usage. None of the definitions takes precedence over laws, legislation, regulations, contracts, or specific interpretations or rulings.

This glossary defines many commonly used terms and acronyms but isn’t a full list. To request changes to terms on this list, or to suggest new terms be added, email onrrweb@onrr.gov.

Term Description
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
AM Audit Management. This program area within ONRR conducts audits and reviews of Federal and Indian natural resource and energy revenues
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM BLM website
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEMRE Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
CIM Compliance Information Management
CPT Compliance Program Tools
Data Warehouse Portal Data Warehouse Portal to access the eCommerce web site for electronic reporting and to view prior reporting information (OGOR and PASR)
Debt Collection Rule Debt Collection Rule
DOI RPC DOI Royalty Policy Committee
EMARF The EMARF is an online External MRMSS Application Request Form that is required for external users to gain access to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Data Warehouse Portal, which allows you to view your financial data and, optionally, the ONRR Reporting website (eCommerce) which you may use to report electronically. Go to Form
FACA Federal Advisory Committee ACT
FAST Act Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act - this act amended the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, eliminating overpayment interest.
Federal Register The Federal Government's daily publication of final regulations, proposed regulations, funding priorities, grant applications deadlines, meetings, and other notices announced by Federal agencies and offices. The FR is prepared by the National Archives and Records Administration and is published by the US Government Printing Office.
FIMO Federal Indian Mineral Office - to provide and improve Indian Trust services to individual Indian beneficiaries in the management of their oil and gas mineral resources.
FOGRMA Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act - authorizes the Interior Secretary to enter into Cooperative Agreements (Agreements) with States or Indian Tribes in order to share oil and gas royalty management information, and to carry out inspection, audit, investigation, and enforcement activities on Federal and Indian lands.
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
Form ONRR-2014 Report of Sales & Royalty Remittance. Go to Form.
Form ONRR-4109 Gas Processing Allowance. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4110 Oil Transportation Allowance Report. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4292 Coal Washing Allowance. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4293 Coal Transportation Report/Instructions. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4295 Gas Transportation Allowance Report. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4393 Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4410 Accounting for Comparison\Dual Accounting. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4411 Safety Net Report. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4425 Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4430 Production & Royalty (P&R) Report. Go to Electronic Portal
Form ONRR-4435 Administrative Appeal Bond
Form ONRR-4436 Letter of Credit. Go to Form
Form ONRR-4437 Assignment of Certificate of Deposit (with permission) Go to Form
Form ONRR-4444 Address/Addressee of Record Changes. Go to Form
GOMESA Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act - creates oil and gas revenue sharing provisions for the four Gulf producing States (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) and their eligible coastal political subdivisions.
IBLA Interior Board of Land Appeals
ICR Information Collection Request
IEMSC Indian Energy and Minerals Steering Committee
INC Incident of noncompliance
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act or download
IPA Fellowship Program IPA Fellowship Program - IPA Interns are employees from State and local governments, Indian tribal governments, institutions of higher education and other eligible organizations who participate in a job fellowship with ONRR to gain the experience necessary to return to their respective organizations to assist with minerals management functions.
MLA Mineral Leasing Act - To promote the mining of coal, phosphate, oil, oil shale, gas, and sodium on the public domain.
MMS Minerals Management Service
MSA Multi-Stakeholder Group
New Production Reporter If your company has not previously reported production on leases/agreements to ONRR, follow the New Production Operator Checklist to assure your company is correctly set up to report.
New Royalty Reporter If your company has never reported and paid royalties to ONRR, you must follow the New Royalty Reporter Checklist to assure your company is correctly set up to do so.
New Solids Reporter If you're a Solids Minerals company that has never reported and paid royalties to ONRR, you must follow the New Solids Reporter Checklist to correctly set up to report and remit royalty payments.
NONC Notice of Noncompliance
NYMEX Things about NYMEX - New York Mercantile Exchange is a commodity futures exchange owned and operated by CME Group of Chicago
OCSLA Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act - To provide for the jurisdiction of the United States over the submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf, and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease such lands for certain purposes.
OGOR Oil and Gas Operations Report (Offshore and Onshore) used for production reporting.
OHA Office of Hearings and Appeals
OMT Operations Management Tool
ONRR Office of Natural Resources Revenue
OPIS Oil Price Information Service
OST Office of Special Trustee for American Indians
PASR Production Allocation Schedule Report
PRV Production Reporting Verification
RGP Recent Graduates Program - Pathways Program to provide clear paths to Federal employment for students and recent graduates
RIK Royalty-in-kind
RSFA Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act - requires ONRR to pay interest on federal oil and gas royalty overpayments.
STRAC State and Tribal Royalty Audit Committee
USEITI United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) is part of an international effort to promote open and accountable management of natural resources.