ONRR Policy Materials
Executive Order 13891,
"Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents" directs all Federal agencies to ensure their guidance documents clarify only existing obligations that significantly affect the public, and do not create binding requirements outside of those developed through activities regulated by the
Administrative Procedure Act.
Please see RIN 1093-AA27, "Procedures for Issuing Guidance Documents" for Department of the Interior's interim final rule implementing Executive Order 13891.
Note on ONRR guidance:
ONRR publishes guidance in the form of Dear Reporter Letters, Handbooks, Training, Unbundling Cost Allocations, and other policy statements of general applicability to help reporters and payors comply with ONRR's regulations and the governing statutes. Below are links to ONRR's guidance materials, along with links to ONRR's rules and regulations page and statutory authorities page.
An electronic copy of ONRR's current CFRs can be found on the GPO Electronic Code of Federal Regulations [eCFR].
Dear Reporter Letters
ONRR periodically sends Reporter Letters to active payors and reporters regarding important information such as system or procedural changes, deadlines, reporter training schedules, and updates to the Code of Federal Regulations.
ONRR produces Handbooks for Reporters and Payors to help in timely and accurate reporting.
Rules and Regulations
ONRR ensures compliance with statutory requirements, which includes rulemaking, information collection request (ICR) renewals, and administrative regulatory management support. These statutory requirements give ONRR the authority to fullfill its mission and to ensure that ONRR accurately collects and disburses all revenues from Indian and Federal mineral leases to appropriate recipients on time.
To support ONRR’s Mission, we collect every dollar due, fulfill fiduciary responsibilities, and fulfill trust responsibilities. To do this, we verify reporting, conduct audits, enforce laws, regulations, lease terms and orders, and perform other compliance activities.
ONRR provides live and video training to supplement our handbooks.
Unbundling Cost Allocations
ONRR calculates UCAs for specific transportion systems and gas plants as well as Standardized UCAs for certain gas plants and geographic locations.
Royalty Valuation produced and will continute to produce examples to assist ONRR stakeholders in correct valuation reporting.
Additional ONRR Guidance
Below are additional guidance documents for public reading:
|1/18/1977||Guidelines for Determinig the Value to be Used to Compute the Royalty Due on Production from Federal Potassium and Sodium Leases|
The eCFR link has not been updated to include the reinstatement of the 2016 Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule. Please see the July 1, 2016 Federal Register notice for the final rule.