The BLM & NDPC - North Dakota Petroleum Council

Report
 Work
 APD
with the NDPC
issues
 Flaring requirements
• After initial 30-days/50 MMcf
 Hydraulic
fracturing rule update
 Sequester
effects on BLM MT/DKs
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BLM and NDPC MOA Signed February, 2013• Donation of funding to the BLM
• Facilitated increased staffing to process APDs
• Renewable annually
• MOA utilized Bureau-wide as a template by other BLM offices
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APD Priority ListsThird Party Contractors for EAs• USFS & Tribal lands
• BLM APD Workshop
• BLM Inspection and Enforcement Workshop
• 33 and 200 Industry Representatives
• BLM staff experts from all 4 Montana/Dakotas BLM Oil and Gas
offices
• E-Commerce APD submittal
BLM Montana State Director initiated in April 2012
• Consists of State and Regional level Federal executives
• Working to collaboratively address challenges in the Bakken
• Improving Permitting Processes
• Improving Environmental Outcomes
• Developing and Maintaining Human Capacity
• Fort Berthold Working Group:
• Capitalizing on Progress
• Executive Order 13604
• Improve performance on Federal permitting, Infrastructure Review
• Embracing new processes
• Continued assistance from other offices
• Hiring, retaining and training additional staff
• Resolving interagency permitting speed-bumps
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26
25
24
20
18
Budget (millions
of dollars)
18
15
NDFO Staff
11
10
8.7
10.2
10.5
10.8
10.2
5
0
2006
2010
2011
2012
2013
Approved APDs for Fiscal Year 2010,2011,& 2012
Dickinson
Carlsbad-Hobbs
Vernal
476
660
1017
646
707
908
248
316
2010
2011
598
2012
242
FY 2013
196
238
239
FY 2012
153
206
184
FY 2011
302
Federal Appoved
288
427
417
Federal Received
Trust Approved
270
166
160
125
154
FY 2010
Trust Received
79
89
44
77
FY 2009
0
200
400
Number of APDs
600
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Per Diem Rates
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Retention, Recruitment and Relocation
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Student Loan Repayment Program
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Increase in Labor and Operational Funding
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Special Salary Rates/Locality Pay
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Following Existing Fee/Fee Policy Guidance
New Policy – Processing Federal Wells Proposed
from Adjacent Private Lands/Minerals
BFEG - Explore Options for Authorizing Drilling
Permits from Adjacent Private Lands/Minerals
Notice of Staking and Application for Permit to
Drill Processing
AFMSS 2.0 (APD Processing System)
• NOS/APD Processing Module is the first component in the new
Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS 2.0)
• Utilizes the BizFlow™ Business Process Management (BPM)
platform to ensure:
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Information is complete, accurate and auditable
Standardization of permitting process across BLM field offices
Visibility into process by BLM and Operators
BLM control over internal bottlenecks
• Expected outcomes:
Operators
– Faster processing
– Fewer deficiencies
– Real-time awareness of permit status
BPM
Software
AFMSS II
Database
BLM Staff
• Implement APD/NOS module
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1st office 11/4/2013
Video training available ~ 11/20/2013
2nd office 12/2/2013
All offices by 1/15/2014
• Paper APDs
– Will continue to accept, but may take longer since we will have to scan
documents and enter data necessary for the workflows
– Will require use of electronic interface about June, 2014 via NTL (will
eventually update Onshore Order 1)
• Digital record will become Official Record (~June, 2014)
– BLM will not have to take time and resource to print and file
– Operators will have electronic access to all their records
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Internal
• Responsive to a heavy/ demanding workload
• Seek additional funding for labor and operational costs
• Utilize hiring flexibilities
• Continue efforts on Inspection and Enforcement challenges
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External
• Explore an MOU between Federal and State Agencies
• Continue workshops for permitting/inspection processes
• October meeting BFEG/Ft. Berthold Working Group
• Support amendment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Questions?

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