[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 17, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18922-18923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-9297]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Historical Royalty and Production Data

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: MMS implemented a new financial management system on November 
1, 2001. As part of the implementation process, royalty and production 
data reported to our predecessor system was transferred to the new 
system. Reporters will need this information to make accurate 
adjustments and corrections to previously reported data. This notice 
informs reporters where and how they may obtain their historical 
royalty and production data.

DATES: This information is available April 17, 2002.

ADDRESSES: To request access to historical data via the Internet, send 
a completed System Access Request Form (SARF) to Minerals Management 
Service, Attention: Information Technology Center, Policy and Security 
Group, P.O. Box 25165, Mail Stop 340G4, Denver, CO 80225. To request 
historical data on a compact disk, send a written request to Minerals 
Management Service, Reporting Services, Attention: Kathy Ciferri, P.O. 
Box 5760, Mail Stop 357B1, Denver, CO 80217-5760.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kathy Ciferri, Minerals Management 
Service, P.O. Box 5760, MS-357B1, Denver, CO 80217-5760; telephone 
number (303) 231-3060; fax number (303) 231-3608; e-mail 
kathleen.ciferri@mms.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before the new financial management system 
was implemented November 1, 2001, royalty data reported to MMS on 
Federal and Indian mineral leases was entered into the Auditing and 
Financial System (AFS). Production data reported to MMS on Federal and 
Indian mineral leases was entered into the Production Accounting and 
Auditing System (PAAS).
    As part of the implementation of the new financial management 
system, MMS converted all royalty data received between January 1, 
1983, and October 16, 2001, to the new Report of Sales and Royalty 
Remittance (Form MMS-2014, revised October 1, 2001) format. MMS 
converted all production data reported on the Monthly Report of 
Operations (Form MMS-3160), the Oil and Gas Operations Report (OGOR), 
and the Production Allocation Schedule Report (PASR) received between 
January 1, 1983, and October 16, 2001, to the new OGOR and PASR (Forms 
MMS-4054 and MMS-4058, revised October 1, 2001) formats. This 
historical royalty and production data is stored in the new financial 
management system in the revised formats.
    This historical data is available to the original reporters of the 
data. MMS is fully aware of the necessity to protect proprietary data; 
consequently, data will not be released to anyone, other than the 
original reporter, unless the requester demonstrates a legal right to 
that data. MMS will provide historical data by reporter code to 
companies who merge when complete ownership can be legally 
demonstrated. Companies that acquire only a portion of another 
company's leases will not receive

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historical data except through specific Freedom of Information Act 
requests.

To Obtain Historical Data Via the Internet

    To obtain historical data via the Internet, refer to MMS's ``Dear 
Reporter'' letter dated October 22, 2001, for detailed instructions on 
how to complete the required SARF. The SARF was an attachment to the 
October 22, 2001 letter, and is also available on MMS's Internet site 
at www.mrm.mms.gov. Send the SARF to the address listed in the 
ADDRESSES section above. Once the SARF is processed, MMS will advise 
reporters of the secure Internet site for access to their data. 
Reporters will have the capability to download their historical royalty 
and production data from the Internet with the exception of PASR data. 
The length of time it will take to download the data directly 
correlates with how much data there is to download and the connection 
speed to the Internet.

To Obtain Historical Data Via Compact Disk (CD)

    To obtain historical data via CD, send a written request to the 
address listed in the ADDRESSES section above. The MMS will provide 
this CD one time only at no charge to the requestor. The data will be 
created in ASCII format, fixed-width character size output files. These 
files can then be easily imported to Microsoft Access or Excel, or 
downloaded to a mainframe computer. However, as with downloading data 
from the Internet, the ease of downloading to Microsoft Access or Excel 
will vary depending on the volume of data to be downloaded. The data 
must be requested and will be provided by specified reporter code 
(payor code for royalty data and operator code for production data).

    Dated: March 1, 2002.
Milton K. Dial,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
[FR Doc. 02-9297 Filed 4-16-02; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-U