2022 Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments, 1671-1673 [2022-00165]

Download as PDF 1671 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Rules and Regulations comments are posted at regulations.gov under ID BIS–2020–0038. Based on issues raised by some of the public comments, BIS may consider some modifications for the final rule. Some of the comments described the necessary compliance measures that industry would have to complete to comply with the October 21, 2021 rule and, on that basis, requested that BIS delay the rule’s effective date in order to allow industry sufficient time to update the requisite compliance procedures and for BIS to provide additional public guidance. BIS agrees that it is important to allow enough time for industry to implement the compliance measures and procedures necessary to comply with the published interim final rule, as well as for BIS to provide the public with additional guidance. Therefore, BIS is delaying the effective date of the October 21, 2021 interim final rule by 45 days, to March 7, 2022. This action does not extend or reopen the comment period for BIS’s previous request for comments on the interim final rule. Export Control Reform Act of 2018 On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), 50 U.S.C. Sections 4801–4852. ECRA provides the legal basis for BIS’s principal authorities and serves as the authority under which BIS issues this action. Thea D. Rozman Kendler, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–00448 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue 30 CFR Part 1241 [Docket No. ONRR–2021–0002; DS63644000 DRT000000.CH7000 223D1113RT] RIN 1012–AA31 2022 Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments Office of Natural Resources Revenue (‘‘ONRR’’), Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: ONRR is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalty (‘‘CMP’’) amounts it assesses under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (‘‘FOGRMA’’). DATES: This rule is effective on January 12, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on procedural issues, contact Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, by telephone at (303) 231–3148 or email to ONRR_RegulationsMailbox@onrr.gov. For questions on technical issues, contact Michael Marchetti, Enforcement Program Manager, by telephone at (303) 231–3125 or email to Michael.Marchetti@onrr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background II. ONRR’s Inflation-Adjusted Maximum Rates III. Procedural Matters A. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act E. Takings (Executive Order 12630) F. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) G. Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988) H. Consultation With Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175) I. Paperwork Reduction Act J. National Environmental Policy Act K. Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211) L. Clarity of This Regulation M. Administrative Procedure Act lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 I. Background The Secretary of the Interior (‘‘Secretary’’) is authorized, under 30 U.S.C. 1719(a)–(d), to assess CMPs for royalty reporting and other violations. Pursuant to authority delegated to it by the Secretary, ONRR published regulations at 30 CFR part 1241 implementing the Secretary’s CMP authority. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–74) (the ‘‘2015 Act’’) (collectively referred to herein as the ‘‘Inflation Adjustment Acts’’) require Federal agencies to publish annual CMP inflation adjustments in the Federal Register by January 15th of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Acts and Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) Memorandum No. M–22–07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2021 (‘‘OMB Memorandum’’) specify that, for purposes of this rule, the annual inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (‘‘CPI–U’’) published by the Department of Labor for October 2021 (October of the year in which ONRR’s last CMP adjustment was published), and October 2020. The OMB Memorandum further specifies that the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2022, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.06222 for CY 2022 (the October 2021 CPI–U (276.589) divided by the October 2020 CPI–U (260.388) = 1.06222). ONRR used this guidance to calculate required inflation adjustments. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Acts and OMB Memorandum, any increases in CMPs are rounded to the nearest whole dollar and the new maximum penalty rates apply to CMPs assessed after the date the increase takes effect. II. ONRR’s Inflation-Adjusted Maximum Rates This final rule increases the maximum CMP dollar amounts for each of the four violation categories identified in 30 U.S.C. 1719(a)–(d) and implemented by 30 CFR part 1241. The following table identifies the applicable ONRR regulations, the dollar amounts set forth in the regulations, and the adjusted amounts. Current maximum penalty 30 CFR citation 1241.52(a)(2) ............................................................................................................................... 1241.52(b) .................................................................................................................................... 1241.60(b)(1) ............................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\12JAR1.SGM $1,288 12,891 25,780 12JAR1 2022 Inflation adjustment multiplier 1.06222 1.06222 1.06222 2022 Adjusted maximum penalty $1,368 13,693 27,384 1672 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Current maximum penalty 30 CFR citation 1241.60(b)(2) ............................................................................................................................... III. Procedural Matters A. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order (‘‘E.O.’’) 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (‘‘OIRA’’) in the OMB will review all significant rules. OIRA has determined that agency regulations intended only to implement the annual inflation adjustments are not significant, provided they are consistent with the OMB Memorandum. Because ONRR is only implementing the annual inflation adjustments in this final rule, this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866. E.O. 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866, while calling for improvements in the United States’ regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the most innovative and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. E.O. 13563 directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. ONRR developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (‘‘RFA’’), 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule only makes an adjustment for inflation. The 2015 Act requires agencies to adjust CMPs with an annual inflation adjustment. Therefore, the RFA does not apply to this rulemaking. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. This rule: (a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; (b) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers; VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 individual industries; Federal, State, local government agencies; or geographic regions; and (c) Does not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreignbased enterprises. D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or Tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. This rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or Tribal governments or the private sector. Therefore, ONRR is not required to provide a statement containing the information that the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.) requires because this rule is not an unfunded mandate. E. Takings (E.O. 12630) This rule does not result in a taking of private property or otherwise have takings implications under E.O. 12630. Therefore, this rule does not require a takings implication assessment. F. Federalism (E.O. 13132) Under the criteria in section 1 of E.O. 13132, this rule does not have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism summary impact statement. G. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988) This rule complies with the requirements of E.O. 12988. Specifically, this rule: (a) Meets the criteria of section 3(a), which requires that ONRR review all regulations to eliminate errors and ambiguity and to write them to minimize litigation; and (b) Meets the criteria of section 3(b)(2), which requires that ONRR write all regulations in clear language, using clear legal standards. H. Consultation With Indian Tribal Governments (E.O. 13175) The Department of the Interior (‘‘DOI’’) strives to strengthen its government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes through a commitment to consultation with Indian Tribes and recognition of their right to self-governance and Tribal sovereignty. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64,452 2022 Inflation adjustment multiplier 1.06222 2022 Adjusted maximum penalty 68,462 Under the DOI’s consultation policy and the criteria in E.O. 13175, ONRR evaluated this rule and determined that it will have no substantial, direct effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes and does not require consultation. I. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule: (a) Does not contain any new information collection requirements; and (b) Does not require a submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). See 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2). J. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (‘‘NEPA’’) This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. ONRR is not required to provide a detailed statement under NEPA because this rule qualifies for categorical exclusion under 43 CFR 46.210(i) in that this rule is ‘‘. . . of an administrative, financial, legal, technical, or procedural nature . . . .’’ ONRR also has determined that this rule is not involved in any of the extraordinary circumstances listed in 43 CFR 46.215 that would require further analysis under NEPA. K. Effects on the Energy Supply (E.O. 13211) This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition in E.O. 13211 and, therefore, does not require a Statement of Energy Effects. L. Clarity of This Regulation ONRR is required by E.O. 12866 (section 1(b)(12)), E.O. 12988 (section 3(b)(1)(B)), and E.O. 13563 (section 1(a)), and by the Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain language. This means that each rule ONRR publishes must: (a) Be logically organized; (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly; (c) Use common, everyday words and clear language rather than jargon; (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible; If you feel that ONRR has not met these requirements, send your E:\FR\FM\12JAR1.SGM 12JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Rules and Regulations comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist at ONRR_ RegulationsMailbox@onrr.gov. Your comments should be as specific as possible. For example, you should identify the number of the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables would be useful, etc. M. Administrative Procedure Act (APA) The Inflation Adjustment Acts require agencies to publish annual inflation adjustments by January 15 of each year, notwithstanding section 553 of the APA. OMB has interpreted this direction to mean that the usual APA public procedure for rulemaking—which includes public notice of a proposed rule, an opportunity for public comment, and a delay in the effective date of a final rule—is not required when agencies issue regulations to implement the annual adjustments to CMPs required by the 2015 Act. See OMB Memorandum, M–22–07, at page 3–4. Accordingly, ONRR is issuing the 2022 annual adjustments as a final rule without prior notice or an opportunity for comment and with an effective date immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 1241 Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties. Administrative practice and procedure, Coal, Geothermal energy, Indian—lands, Mineral royalties, Natural gas, Oil and gas exploration, Penalties, Public lands—mineral resources. Authority and Issuance For the reasons discussed in the preamble, ONRR amends 30 CFR part 1241 as set forth below: PART 1241—PENALTIES 1. The authority citation for part 1241 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 25 U.S.C. 396 et seq., 396a et seq., 2101 et seq.; 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 351 et seq., 1001 et seq., 1701 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1301 et seq., 1331 et seq., 1801 et seq. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 [Amended] 2. Amend § 1241.52: a. In paragraph (a)(2), by removing ‘‘$1,288’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,368’’. ■ b. In paragraph (b) introductory text, by removing ‘‘$12,891’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$13,693’’. ■ ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 [Amended] 3. Amend § 1241.60: a. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory text, by removing ‘‘$25,780’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$27,384’’. ■ b. In paragraph (b)(2), by removing ‘‘$64,452’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$68,462’’. ■ ■ [FR Doc. 2022–00165 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Plus One Permanent Product Postal ServiceTM. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: On November 10, 2021, the Postal Service (USPS®) filed a notice of intent to implement Plus One as a permanent product with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective January 9, 2022. This final rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to adopt Plus One mailpiece as a permanent product. SUMMARY: Effective date: January 9, 2022. Elke Reuning-Elliott at (202) 268–4068 or Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268–2158. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 10, 2021, the Postal Service filed a request to add Plus One as a new permanent product offering to USPS Marketing Mail saturation letters as a new optional feature. The Postal Service conducted a two-year market test of Plus One, beginning September 2019. Plus One is an advertising card mailed as an add-on mailpiece with a USPS Marketing Mail letters marriage mail envelope. The host mailpiece must be mailed as a commercial automation USPS Marketing Mail saturation marriage mail letter, with a minimum of 90 percent of the mailing being saturation sorted. The remaining 10 percent must be USPS Marketing Mail high density and/or high density plus letters. All mailpieces must be entered at the destinating sectional center facility, SCF, and the Plus One add-on card must be part of the same mailing as the host piece, addressed to the same delivery points. On January 4, 2022, the PRC favorably reviewed the addition of Plus One as a permanent Market Dominant product proposed by the Postal Service. The price and DMM revisions are scheduled to become effective on January 9, 2022. Final product information is available DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimbra G. Davis, Director for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue. § 1241.52 § 1241.60 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1673 under Docket No. MC2022–20 (Order No. 6081) on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s website at www.prc.gov. * * * * * List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. The Postal Service adopts the following changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1. We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows: PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401–404, 414, 416, 3001–3018, 3201–3220, 3401–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3629, 3631– 3633, 3641, 3681–3685, and 5001. 2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows: ■ Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) * * * * * 200 Commercial Letters, Flats, and Parcels Design Standards * * * 204 Barcode Standards * * * * * * * 3.0 Standards for Barcoded Tray Labels, Sack Labels, and Container Labels * * * * * 3.2 Specifications for Barcoded Tray and Sack Labels * * * * * 3.2.4 3-Digit Content Identifier Numbers Exhibit 3.2.4 Numbers 3-Digit Content Identifier CLASS AND MAILING * * * * * [Revise Exhibit 3.2.4; to read as follows:] E:\FR\FM\12JAR1.SGM 12JAR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 12, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1671-1673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00165]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

30 CFR Part 1241

[Docket No. ONRR-2021-0002; DS63644000 DRT000000.CH7000 223D1113RT]
RIN 1012-AA31


2022 Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources Revenue (``ONRR''), Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: ONRR is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalty 
(``CMP'') amounts it assesses under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty 
Management Act of 1982 (``FOGRMA'').

DATES: This rule is effective on January 12, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on procedural issues, 
contact Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, by telephone at (303) 231-
3148 or email to [email protected]. For questions on 
technical issues, contact Michael Marchetti, Enforcement Program 
Manager, by telephone at (303) 231-3125 or email to 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background
II. ONRR's Inflation-Adjusted Maximum Rates
III. Procedural Matters
    A. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 
13563)
    B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
    C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
    D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    E. Takings (Executive Order 12630)
    F. Federalism (Executive Order 13132)
    G. Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988)
    H. Consultation With Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175)
    I. Paperwork Reduction Act
    J. National Environmental Policy Act
    K. Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211)
    L. Clarity of This Regulation
    M. Administrative Procedure Act

I. Background

    The Secretary of the Interior (``Secretary'') is authorized, under 
30 U.S.C. 1719(a)-(d), to assess CMPs for royalty reporting and other 
violations. Pursuant to authority delegated to it by the Secretary, 
ONRR published regulations at 30 CFR part 1241 implementing the 
Secretary's CMP authority. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-74) (the 
``2015 Act'') (collectively referred to herein as the ``Inflation 
Adjustment Acts'') require Federal agencies to publish annual CMP 
inflation adjustments in the Federal Register by January 15th of each 
year.
    The Inflation Adjustment Acts and Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') Memorandum No. M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation 
Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2021 (``OMB 
Memorandum'') specify that, for purposes of this rule, the annual 
inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the 
Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (``CPI-U'') published by 
the Department of Labor for October 2021 (October of the year in which 
ONRR's last CMP adjustment was published), and October 2020. The OMB 
Memorandum further specifies that the cost-of-living adjustment 
multiplier for 2022, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.06222 for CY 2022 
(the October 2021 CPI-U (276.589) divided by the October 2020 CPI-U 
(260.388) = 1.06222). ONRR used this guidance to calculate required 
inflation adjustments. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Acts and 
OMB Memorandum, any increases in CMPs are rounded to the nearest whole 
dollar and the new maximum penalty rates apply to CMPs assessed after 
the date the increase takes effect.

II. ONRR's Inflation-Adjusted Maximum Rates

    This final rule increases the maximum CMP dollar amounts for each 
of the four violation categories identified in 30 U.S.C. 1719(a)-(d) 
and implemented by 30 CFR part 1241. The following table identifies the 
applicable ONRR regulations, the dollar amounts set forth in the 
regulations, and the adjusted amounts.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      Current     2022 Inflation   2022 Adjusted
                         30 CFR citation                              maximum       adjustment        maximum
                                                                      penalty       multiplier        penalty
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1241.52(a)(2)...................................................          $1,288         1.06222          $1,368
1241.52(b)......................................................          12,891         1.06222          13,693
1241.60(b)(1)...................................................          25,780         1.06222          27,384

[[Page 1672]]

 
1241.60(b)(2)...................................................          64,452         1.06222          68,462
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

III. Procedural Matters

A. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order (``E.O.'') 12866 provides that the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (``OIRA'') in the OMB will review 
all significant rules. OIRA has determined that agency regulations 
intended only to implement the annual inflation adjustments are not 
significant, provided they are consistent with the OMB Memorandum. 
Because ONRR is only implementing the annual inflation adjustments in 
this final rule, this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866.
    E.O. 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866, while calling 
for improvements in the United States' regulatory system to promote 
predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the most innovative 
and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. E.O. 13563 
directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens 
and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where 
these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory 
objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes that regulations must be based on the 
best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for 
public participation and an open exchange of ideas. ONRR developed this 
rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant economic effect on a 
substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (``RFA''), 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule only makes an 
adjustment for inflation. The 2015 Act requires agencies to adjust CMPs 
with an annual inflation adjustment. Therefore, the RFA does not apply 
to this rulemaking.

C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. This rule:
    (a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million 
or more;
    (b) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers; individual industries; Federal, State, local government 
agencies; or geographic regions; and
    (c) Does not have significant adverse effects on competition, 
employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of 
United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based 
enterprises.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or 
Tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per 
year. This rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, 
local, or Tribal governments or the private sector. Therefore, ONRR is 
not required to provide a statement containing the information that the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.) requires because 
this rule is not an unfunded mandate.

E. Takings (E.O. 12630)

    This rule does not result in a taking of private property or 
otherwise have takings implications under E.O. 12630. Therefore, this 
rule does not require a takings implication assessment.

F. Federalism (E.O. 13132)

    Under the criteria in section 1 of E.O. 13132, this rule does not 
have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
Federalism summary impact statement.

G. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988)

    This rule complies with the requirements of E.O. 12988. 
Specifically, this rule:
    (a) Meets the criteria of section 3(a), which requires that ONRR 
review all regulations to eliminate errors and ambiguity and to write 
them to minimize litigation; and
    (b) Meets the criteria of section 3(b)(2), which requires that ONRR 
write all regulations in clear language, using clear legal standards.

H. Consultation With Indian Tribal Governments (E.O. 13175)

    The Department of the Interior (``DOI'') strives to strengthen its 
government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes through a 
commitment to consultation with Indian Tribes and recognition of their 
right to self-governance and Tribal sovereignty. Under the DOI's 
consultation policy and the criteria in E.O. 13175, ONRR evaluated this 
rule and determined that it will have no substantial, direct effects on 
Federally recognized Indian Tribes and does not require consultation.

I. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule:
    (a) Does not contain any new information collection requirements; 
and
    (b) Does not require a submission to OMB under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). See 5 CFR 
1320.4(a)(2).

J. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA'')

    This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment. ONRR is not required to 
provide a detailed statement under NEPA because this rule qualifies for 
categorical exclusion under 43 CFR 46.210(i) in that this rule is ``. . 
. of an administrative, financial, legal, technical, or procedural 
nature . . . .'' ONRR also has determined that this rule is not 
involved in any of the extraordinary circumstances listed in 43 CFR 
46.215 that would require further analysis under NEPA.

K. Effects on the Energy Supply (E.O. 13211)

    This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition 
in E.O. 13211 and, therefore, does not require a Statement of Energy 
Effects.

L. Clarity of This Regulation

    ONRR is required by E.O. 12866 (section 1(b)(12)), E.O. 12988 
(section 3(b)(1)(B)), and E.O. 13563 (section 1(a)), and by the 
Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain 
language. This means that each rule ONRR publishes must:
    (a) Be logically organized;
    (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly;
    (c) Use common, everyday words and clear language rather than 
jargon;
    (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and
    (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible;
    If you feel that ONRR has not met these requirements, send your

[[Page 1673]]

comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist at 
[email protected]. Your comments should be as specific 
as possible. For example, you should identify the number of the 
sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or 
sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables 
would be useful, etc.

M. Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

    The Inflation Adjustment Acts require agencies to publish annual 
inflation adjustments by January 15 of each year, notwithstanding 
section 553 of the APA. OMB has interpreted this direction to mean that 
the usual APA public procedure for rulemaking--which includes public 
notice of a proposed rule, an opportunity for public comment, and a 
delay in the effective date of a final rule--is not required when 
agencies issue regulations to implement the annual adjustments to CMPs 
required by the 2015 Act. See OMB Memorandum, M-22-07, at page 3-4. 
Accordingly, ONRR is issuing the 2022 annual adjustments as a final 
rule without prior notice or an opportunity for comment and with an 
effective date immediately upon publication in the Federal Register.

Kimbra G. Davis,
Director for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 1241

    Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties.

    Administrative practice and procedure, Coal, Geothermal energy, 
Indian--lands, Mineral royalties, Natural gas, Oil and gas exploration, 
Penalties, Public lands--mineral resources.

Authority and Issuance

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, ONRR amends 30 CFR part 
1241 as set forth below:

PART 1241--PENALTIES

0
1. The authority citation for part 1241 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  25 U.S.C. 396 et seq., 396a et seq., 2101 et seq.; 
30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 351 et seq., 1001 et seq., 1701 et seq.; 43 
U.S.C. 1301 et seq., 1331 et seq., 1801 et seq.


Sec.  1241.52   [Amended]

0
2. Amend Sec.  1241.52:
0
a. In paragraph (a)(2), by removing ``$1,288'' and adding in its place 
``$1,368''.
0
b. In paragraph (b) introductory text, by removing ``$12,891'' and 
adding in its place ``$13,693''.


Sec.  1241.60   [Amended]

0
3. Amend Sec.  1241.60:
0
a. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory text, by removing ``$25,780'' and 
adding in its place ``$27,384''.
0
b. In paragraph (b)(2), by removing ``$64,452'' and adding in its place 
``$68,462''.

[FR Doc. 2022-00165 Filed 1-11-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4335-30-P