The BLM & NDPC - North Dakota Petroleum Council

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Work with the NDPC

APD issues

Flaring requirements

• After initial 30-days/50 MMcf 

Hydraulic fracturing rule update

Sequester effects on BLM MT/DKs

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 • •

APD Priority Lists Third 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

15 10 5 0 30 25 20 11 8,7 2006 18 10,2 2010 2011 18 10,5 24 10,8 2012 26 10,2 2013 Budget (millions of dollars) NDFO Staff

Approved APDs for Fiscal Year 2010,2011,& 2012

Dickinson Carlsbad-Hobbs Vernal

476 660 646 248 2010 707 316 2011 1017 908 598 2012

FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 153 242 196 238 302 239 288 270 166 160 427 417 0 44 77 200 400 Number of APDs 600 Federal Appoved Federal Received Trust Approved Trust Received

• Per Diem Rates • Retention, Recruitment and Relocation • Student Loan Repayment Program • Increase in Labor and Operational Funding • Special Salary Rates/Locality Pay

 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: – 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 – 1 st office 11/4/2013 – Video training available ~ 11/20/2013 – 2 nd 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

• • 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 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

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