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MMS has been performing annual reviews of its significant regulations and asking the public to participate in these reviews since 1994. The purpose of the reviews is to identify and eliminate regulations that are obsolete, ineffective, or burdensome. In addition, the reviews are meant to identify essential regulations that should be revised
This proposed rule would eliminate the definition of ``Affected State'' from Subpart B, the Oil and Gas Leasing Program. This would mean that the definition of ``Affected State'' in Subpart A would apply and would eliminate the need for unaffected coastal States to participate in the preparation of a 5year program.
This document extends to January 9, 2001, the deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule revising regulations on royalty relief for oil and gas producers on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The proposed rule provides for suspension or reduction of royalty on a casebycase basis for certain additional categories of OCS leases under 30
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are submitting to OMB for review and approval an information collection request (ICR) to conduct a new survey on ``Gulf of Mexico Labor Needs.'' We are also soliciting comments from the public on this ICR.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is beginning preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Lease Sale 180 (scheduled for August 2001) in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. In January 1997, MMS issued a Call for Information and Nominations/Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS (Call/NOI) for the four proposed Western Gulf
The Minerals Management Service made available the proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 178 in the Central Gulf of Mexico through the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 71119 on Wednesday, November 29, 2000. This Notice amends the area identified in the proposed Notice
Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act (43 USC 1344) requires the Department of the Interior to solicit information from interested and affected parties during the preparation of a 5year OCS oil and gas leasing program. The current 5year program covers the period July 1997 to July 2002. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) intends to prepare a new 5year
MMS is updating one document incorporated by reference in regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new edition of this document incorporated by reference will ensure that lessees use the best available and safest technologies while operating in the OCS. The updated document, issued by the
The MMS has prepared a draft EIS on a proposed OCS oil and gas lease sale in the Eastern GOM. This proposed sale is the only Eastern GOM sale scheduled during the current 5Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program and the first proposed sale in the Eastern GOM since 1988.
You may obtain single copies of the draft EIS from the MMS, Gulf of Mexico OCS
Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Notice of Availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 178 in the Central Gulf of Mexico. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public.
With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed annual Lease Sale 178 for the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.
In this EA, MMS has reexamined the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and alternatives based on any new information regarding
In proposed rule document 0029372 beginning on page 69259 in the issue of Thursday, November 16, 2000, make the following corrections:
1. On page 69263, the table headings are corrected to read as follows:
Proposed Modifications to DWRR Applications
In accordance with section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and assess potential impacts and mitigation measures associated with multiple projects. The projects include the sequential drilling of 58
Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published on August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion values and notify industry by publishing the values in the Federal Register regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion value. This notice
This proposed rule revises regulations on royalty relief for oil and gas producers on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It provides for suspension or reduction of royalty on a casebycase basis for certain additional categories of OCS leases. Also, it identifies circumstances when we may consider special royalty relief outside our established
Notice is hereby given that the Minerals Management Service's Mapping and Boundary Branch has prepared for review and comment by interested parties on the Territorial Submerged Lands Act Boundary Determinations and Submerged Lands Jurisdictions for the United States Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The Mapping and
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are soliciting comments on an information collection titled, Oil Transportation Allowance. We will submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval after this comment period closes.
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), we are soliciting comments on an information collection titled Production and Royalty Reporting for Geothermal Resources. We will submit an information collection request (ICR) regarding the collection of data supporting geothermal royalty payments to the Office of
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are soliciting comments on an information collection titled, Coal Washing and Transportation Allowances. We will submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval after this comment period closes.
Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 27based OCS Official Protraction Diagram last revised on the date indicated, is on file and available for information only, in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Regional Office, New Orleans, Louisiana. In accordance with Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, this diagram is the
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations (40 CFR section 1501.4 and section 1506.6) that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPArelated SiteSpecific Environmental Assessments (SEA's) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI's), prepared by the MMS for the
The Minerals Management Advisory Board OCS SC will meet at the Chateau Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2830, 2000.
The OCS SC is an outside group of scientists which advises the Director, MMS, on the feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific merit of the MMS OCS Environmental Studies Program as it relates to information
MMS is removing the special timing requirements for adjustments and audits of royalties on gas produced from Indian leases in Montana and North Dakota. If not removed, these timing requirements could force tribal and MMS auditors to expend additional time and money or postpone ongoing audits to meet the restricted time periods. Removing these
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR), titled ``30 CFR Part 256, Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf.'' We are preparing an ICR, which we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding