[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14834-14835]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05284]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0012]


Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments 
on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an 
Index Zone

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue 
(ONRR), Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, 
published August 10, 1999, require the Office of Natural Resources 
Revenue (ONRR) to determine major portion prices and notify industry by 
publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also 
require ONRR to publish a due date for industry to pay additional 
royalties based on the major portion prices. This notice provides major 
portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2011.

DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is May 6, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Supervisory Manager, Team 
B, Western Audit and Compliance, ONRR; telephone (303) 231-3702; email 
John.Barder@onrr.gov; or Mike Curry,

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Supervisory Auditor, Team B, Western Audit and Compliance, ONRR, 
telephone (303) 231-3741; email Michael.Curry@onrr.gov. Team B's fax 
number is (303) 231-3473. Team B's mailing address is Office of Natural 
Resources Revenue, Western Audit and Compliance Management, Team B, 
P.O. Box 25165, MS 62520B, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, ONRR published a final 
rule titled ``Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian 
Leases'' effective January 1, 2000 (64 FR 43506). The Indian gas 
valuation regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal 
and allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian 
Reservation.
    The regulations require ONRR to publish major portion prices for 
each designated area not associated with an index zone for each 
production month beginning January 2000, as well as a due date for 
additional royalty payments. See 30 CFR 1206.174(a)(4)(ii). If you owe 
additional royalties based on a published major portion price, you must 
submit to ONRR, by the due date, an amended Form MMS-2014, Report of 
Sales and Royalty Remittance (which is valid while we update our form 
number to ONRR-2014 due to the reorganization). If you do not pay the 
additional royalties by the due date, ONRR will bill you late payment 
interest under 30 CFR 1218.54. ONRR will accrue the interest from the 
due date until we receive your payment and an amended Form MMS-2014. 
The table below lists the major portion prices for all designated areas 
not associated with an index zone. The due date is 60 days after the 
publication date of this notice.

            Gas Major Portion Prices ($/MMBtu) for Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
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              ONRR-Designated areas                  Jan 2011        Feb 2011        Mar 2011        Apr 2011
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            3.45            3.20            3.29            3.46
Fort Belknap....................................            5.09            5.13            4.96            5.12
Fort Berthold...................................            4.34            4.03            4.12            4.21
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            6.58            7.06            6.39            6.47
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            4.16            4.05            3.70            3.98
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................            3.84            3.64            3.63            3.72
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              ONRR-Designated areas                  May 2011        Jun 2011        Jul 2011        Aug 2011
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            3.55            3.57            3.36            3.22
Fort Belknap....................................            5.11            5.09            5.13            5.10
Fort Berthold...................................            3.68            3.80            4.38            4.29
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            6.22            6.23            6.59            5.64
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            4.04            4.07            4.11            4.14
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................            3.82            3.95            3.78            3.58
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              ONRR-Designated areas                  Sep 2011        Oct 2011        Nov 2011        Dec 2011
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            3.17            2.82            2.68            2.54
Fort Belknap....................................            4.99            4.93            4.81            4.78
Fort Berthold...................................            4.48            5.00            4.87            3.95
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            6.27            6.11            6.42            5.67
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            3.78            3.57            3.38            3.29
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................            3.54            3.13            3.00            2.82
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    For information on how to report additional royalties associated 
with major portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated 
December 1, 1999, on our Web site at http://www.onrr.gov/FM/PDFDocs/991201.pdf.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Gregory J. Gould,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
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