Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service: Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf--Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates--Deep Gas Provisions, GAO-04-543R, B-293773, March 16, 2004
B-293773: Mar 16, 2004
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of the Interior. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on January 26. Whichever is later. 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(3)(A). The rule was published in the Federal Register on January 26. Was received by Congress on March 4. The rule does not have the required 60-day delay in its effective date. Enclosed is our assessment of the MMS's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. DEEP GAS PROVISIONS" (RIN: 1010-AD01) (i) Cost-benefit analysis MMS performed a cost-benefit analysis of the final rule and found that it will reduce consumer expenditures on natural gas by about $500 million each year.