US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative


DOI remains fully committed to institutionalizing the EITI principles of transparency and accountability, supported by the robust controls and assurances ( already in place in the U.S. DOI will continue to disclose revenue payments received for extractive operations on federal land, offer production data, report annual disbursements.



The U.S. announced its intention to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2011 as part of its Open Government Partnership National Action Plans.

EITI is a voluntary, international standard that promotes open and accountable management of natural resources. The USEITI Annual Reports for 2015 and 2016 were published on this site as interactive data, along with Executive Summaries at (


  • December 2012: The Secretary of the Interior formed a multi-stakeholder group (MSG), which included representatives from government, industry, and civil society.

  • December 19, 2013: The U.S. submitted an application to participate to the EITI International Board, which was developed by the MSG 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 Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Independent Administrator for USEITI.

  • December 2015: 2015 USEITI Annual Report was published as an Executive Summary and interactive data.

  • November 2016: 2016 USEITI Annual Report was published as an Executive Summary and interactive data .

  • November 2017: The U.S. withdrew as an EITI Implementing Country (withdrawal letter)


Participation in the EITI helped the U.S. initiate a comprehensive open data effort around natural resource production and revenue generation on public lands.

In November 2017, the U.S. decided to no longer formally implement the EITI Standard, but remains a strong supporter of good governance and the principles of transparency represented by the EITI.






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