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Proposed Rule; Mining of the Osage Mineral Estate for Oil and Gas

In 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in consultation with the Osage Nation and Osage Minerals Council, determined that revision of the regulations in 25 CFR Part 226, governing mining of the Osage Mineral Estate for oil and gas, was necessary to improve BIA's administration of the Osage Mineral Estate. The last substantive revision to the regulations occurred in 1974, with many provisions remaining virtually unchanged since well before then. 

On January 13, 2023, the BIA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise the regulations governing leasing Osage Mineral Estate for oil and gas mining. The proposed rule would allow the BIA to strengthen bonding, royalty payment and reporting, production valuation and measurement, site security, and operational requirements to address changes in technology and industry standards that have occurred in the 47 years since the regulations were issued. 



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    Public Meeting

    Listening session In-Person


    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Wed, Feb 8, 2023
    • Time
      Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central
    • Osage Casino and Hotel
      5591 W Rogers Boulevard
      Skiatook, OK 74070

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Oliver Whaley, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action

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