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  1. ONRR to update civil penalty regulations for first time since 1999

    The US Office of Natural Resources Revenue will update its civil penalties on Aug. 1 for the first time since May 1999, the US Department of the Interior agency reported. Legislation, legal decisions, and recommendations from oversight entities drove the need to modernize and improve its civil penalty authority, it said. The new regulations , which will appear in the Federal Register on Aug. 1 and become effective on Aug. 31, will amend existing rules by: • Applying the regulations to all federal mineral leases, including those for solid minerals and geothermal resources. • Adjusting civil penalty amounts for inflation. • Clarify and simplify existing regulations for issuing noncompliance notices and fines. • Provide notice that ONRR will place civil penalty matrices on its web site. ONRR was created in 2010 when it spun off from what was then the US Minerals Management Service after then-US Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar determined that the revenue management responsibility created contradictions in the mission of MMS. The agency subsequently split further into the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which primarily handles offshore leasing, and the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Now a part of DOI’s Policy, Management, and Budget Office, ONRR collects, disburses, and verifies energy revenues from production onshore on public and American Indian lands, and offshore on the US Outer Continental Shelf. The agency disbursed more than $9.8 billion during fiscal 2015 to states, American Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owners, and various federal accounts, including the US Treasury, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Reclamation Fund, it said. Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com .

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    Fri, 29 Jul 2016

  2. Oil and Gas News: Air pollution reduction settlement reached for 6 refineries

    The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  3. Tesoro, Par Pacific refineries agree to further reduce emissions

    Tesoro Corp. and Par Pacific Holdings Inc. have reached an agreement with US regulators under which the companies will spend a combined $425 million to settle past violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and reduce future air pollution from six US refineries.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  4. Oil and gas: ONRR issues civil penalty to Chesapeake over royalty reports

    The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced it has assessed Chesapeake Energy Company a $428,400 civil penalty for “knowing or willful submission” of inaccurate royalty reports.

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    Wed, 26 Feb 2014

  1. Consol Energy to pay $5.5MM civil penalty , invest $200MM in upgrades for coal mines

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    Mon, 14 Mar 2011

  2. Oil and gas: XTO Energy to restore areas affected by natural gas extraction

    The company will also pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. 

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    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

  3. DOE Cites WIPP Contractors for Nuclear Safety Violations

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued preliminary notices of violation (PNOV) to Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (NWP) and Los Alamos National Security (LANS) for violations of nuclear worker safety and health and nuclear safety ...

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    Fri, 19 Feb 2016

  4. ONRR fines Chesapeake over Indian tribal gas royalties

    The US Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) has fined Chesapeake Energy Corp. more than $2.1 million for failing to comply with a 2011 order that found repeated, systematic orders in the Oklahoma City-based independent’s monthly reporting of the amount of natural ...

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    Mon, 19 Oct 2015

  5. NRC proposes $70K fine for violations at Watts Bar nuclear plant

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a $70,000 civil penalty against the Tennessee Valley Authority for violations at the Watts Bar nuclear plant Unit 2.

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    Wed, 19 Jun 2013

  6. NRC proposes $70k fine on Watts Bar nuclear Unit 2

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $70,000 civil penalty against the Tennessee Valley Authority for violations related to the commercial grade dedication program during the construction of Watts Bar nuclear plant Unit 2.

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    Wed, 19 Jun 2013

  7. NRC proposes fine against nuclear power plant

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a $140,000 civil penalty against Entergy Operations Inc. at the 978 MW River Bend Station, for control room operators accessing the internet without authorization and failure by the utility to take timely corrective actions once the issue was ...

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2012

  8. New Mexico coal power plant owners settle Clean Air Act violations

    The settlement filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico came after years of negotiation among federal officials, the power plant owners and environmentalists who sued over permits. 

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    Wed, 24 Jun 2015

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