BLM to Hold Virtual Information Forum on Draft Waste Prevention Rule


Bureau of Land Management

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a virtual information session regarding proposed new regulations to reduce the waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and gas production activities on Federal and Indian leases.

The proposed Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation rule comes as data shows venting and flaring of natural gas from Federal and Indian leases increasing at a greater rate than increases in oil production from those leases.

The virtual information forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The forum will be hosted via Zoom and is expected to last about 60 minutes. BLM staff will provide a short overview of the policy followed by a question-and-answer session.

Interested parties must RSVP for the webinar at:

To read more about the Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation proposed rule for comment, please see the Federal Register notice. The comment period closes on January 30, 2023 and will not be extended.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.