2 | Leadership
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) leads USEITI.
- December 2012: The Secretary of the Interior formed the MSG with 22 members and 21 alternates from government, industry, and civil society organizations.
- December 19, 2013: The U.S. submitted an application to participate to the EITI International Board. The MSG developed this application after engaging with stakeholders across the country.
- March 19, 2014: The EITI International Board accepted the U.S. as a candidate country.
- Summer of 2014: DOI selected an IA for USEITI, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
3 | Federal agencies
Congress passes laws to govern the extraction of natural resources and the fiscal management of resulting revenue. Federal agencies, which are part of the executive branch, then develop regulations and rules to implement and enforce those laws. DOI has primary responsibility for implementing the relevant statutes and regulations. It does so in consultation with other federal agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and others.
Department of the Interior (DOI)
DOI protects and manages the nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.
Offices within DOI fulfill this mission by serving three primary functions related to natural resource extraction: managing federal and Indian lands and natural resources; enforcing regulations and rules; and collecting, managing, and disbursing revenue from extraction on federal and Indian lands
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
BLM manages and conserves federal lands
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)
OSMRE’s mission is to establish a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSMRE is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment. OSMRE works with states and tribes to ensure that citizens and the environment are protected during coal mining and that land is restored to beneficial use when mining is finished.
OSMRE and its partners are also responsible for the Abandoned Mine Land reclamation program, which aims to reclaim and restore lands and waters degraded by mining operations before 1977.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
BOEM promotes energy independence, environmental protection, and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
BSEE promotes safety, protects the environment, and conserves resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. BSEE enforces safety and environmental regulations, as well as updating rules governing operations on the Outer Continental Shelf
Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)
ONRR collects, disburses, and verifies revenue from natural resource extraction on federal and Indian land, on behalf of all Americans. ONRR collects revenue from energy and mineral leases for both onshore and offshore federal and Indian lands, manages and disburses revenue to funds and recipients, and advocates for the interests of Indian mineral owners.
Department of the Treasury
The Treasury supports economic growth and stability in the U.S. and overseas, protects the U.S. financial system, and manages the federal government’s finances and resources.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS assists U.S. taxpayers with understanding and meeting their tax obligations, and enforces the law when taxpayers do not meet these obligations. The IRS collects corporate income taxes from corporations in the extractive industries, as well as income taxes from all other companies operating in these industries. In the 2013 tax year, the IRS calculated $11.8 billion in corporate income tax receipts from mining and petroleum and coal products manufacturing industries.
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