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DOI - 21405 - Royalty Policy Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameRoyalty Policy CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number21405
Original Establishment Date5/6/2004Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/21/2019Committee URLhttps://www.doi.gov/rpc
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*28
Current Charter Date4/21/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter4/21/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date4/21/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*James
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgencyDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Schindler
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AgencyDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 208-3126
Effective Date Of Authority*5/6/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*james.schindler@boem.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee accomplished its purpose of providing advice to the Secretary of the Interior related to the Secretary’s responsibilities under the laws governing the Department of the Interior’s management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues.
How is membership balanced?*Members of the committee were appointed by the Secretary for their ability to represent specific constituencies who have an interest in management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues. The Secretary appointed 28 members to ensure representation of the interests of States, American Indians, mineral and other energy industries, Academia, and the public at large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were no meeting held in FY2019, however committee meetings were planned in FY2019 but not held due to the government shutdown. In April 2019 the committee terminated when its charter expired.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The issues that the committee will address are highly technical and complex. Other means of receiving public input, such as public hearings would not provide the thoughtful, consensus-based input that is sought from this Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThere were no meeting held in FY2019, however committee meetings were planned in FY2019 but not held due to the government shutdown. In April 2019 the committee terminated when its charter expired.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*29Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*On March 29, 2017, Secretary Zinke signed the Charter creating the Royalty Policy Committee (Committee) under his authority and regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee will provide advice to the Secretary, through the Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy, on current and emerging issues related to energy and mineral resource development on Federal and Indian lands. These issues may include determination of fair market value, revenue collection, and potential impacts of proposed policies and regulations, including whether a need exists for regulatory reform. In the past, the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) focused mainly on issues related to revenue collection and management and product valuation issues. Past Subcommittees included: Marginal Property, Royalty Management, Oil & Gas Valuation, Geothermal Valuation, Sodium/Potassium, Coal, Net Receipts Sharing, and Appeals and Alternative Dispute Resolution. This RPC’s approach is a full financial analysis of fair market value from the responsible development of American energy resources.With the overarching goal of increasing America’s energy dominance, the new Committee will have a broader scope than the previous RPC and may address a range of issues from leasing, permitting, and royalty policy to product valuation regulations and revenue transparency. With a focus on increasing mineral and energy production and revenues, improving transparency and accountability, and providing a simplified, consistent regulatory structure, the Committee may look at a wide range of topics, including the following:• Expansion of American energy development • Regulations for procedures for determining fair market value/fair market return• Process and regulations for offering Federal leases for conventional and renewable energy development on Federal and Indian lands• Federal and Indian lands valuation reform • Establishing a royalty system for hard-rock mining• Regulations regarding onshore and offshore present and future royalty rates and fees• Offshore cost reporting and cost recovery rules • Financial assurance and bonding • Economic modeling • Public input and effects of leasing on local communities• Bid bonus protocols• Experiments with different leasing systems and protocols• Price-based royalties • Increasing competition on bidding [for coal]
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$885.36Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$157,096.98Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$27,528.43Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$6,745.58Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$14.75Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$14,638.45Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$5,041.86Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$211,951.41Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.04Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Energy
Energy
Mining and Minerals
Natural Resources
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Land
Land Management and Use
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032472Fair Return and Value2019
 COM-032471Planning, Analysis, and Competitiveness2019
 COM-032469Tribal Energy2019
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033272Royalty Policy Committee2018
 COM-001434Royalty Policy Committee2017
 COM-005011Royalty Policy Committee2014
 COM-005789Royalty Policy Committee2013
 COM-007019Royalty Policy Committee2012
 COM-007916Royalty Policy Committee2011
 COM-009221Royalty Policy Committee2010
 COM-009949Royalty Policy Committee2009
 COM-011064Royalty Policy Committee2008
 COM-011667Royalty Policy Committee2007
 COM-013099Royalty Policy Committee2006
 COM-013708Royalty Policy Committee2005
 COM-015016Royalty Policy Committee2004