Postponement of June MSG Meeting:  The MSG meeting was scheduled for June 7–8, 2017, in Washington, DC, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Federal Register Notice announcing the postmonement can be found here:​

OIG Report: On May 18, 2017 the Department of the Interiors Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report of the progress being made in the United States to meet the requirements of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which currently has 56 participating nations concerned about worldwide corruption and mismanagement of extractive resources  such as oil, natural gas, coal, gold, and renewable energy . The global nature of the initiative means that each nation is required to adhere to 8 requirements to be considered in compliance by the EITI international board, the governing body for the initiative. To date, the U.S. has achieved 7 of the 8 requirements and partially achieved one requirement, Requirement 4. OIG found several challenges associated with Requirement 4, making it difficult for the U.S. to achieve compliance. The report can be found on the OIG website here:​.

Day 2 Canceled: Day 2 of the February MSG meeting secheduled for February 2nd has been canceled. 

Company Reporting Period Opens: The reporting period for USEITI revenue and tax reporting begins today, April 29, 2016, to facilitate the reporting and reconciliation process, and it is imperitive to have company and government data.  This year, there are 41 in-scope companies being asked to report 2015 data for inclusion in the 2016 USEITI report.  In addition to this government data request, companies have been asked to provide their revenue and tax data for calendar year 2015. Any questions or concearns on reporting can be submitted to

Public Outreach Webinar: On Tuesday May 3, 2016, at 2:00PM EDT, the USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group hosted a Public Outreach Webinar on the first Annual USEITI Report and the Online Data Portal. This webinar was attended in-person at the U.S. Department of Interior's Rachel Carson Room located at 1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC, and remotely. For Those who were unable to attend the meeting or experienced technical difficulties our apologies, there is a video posted below.

Media Advisory:

Media Advisory

Online Webinar Access:

Call in Number 1-210-839-8953
Toll Free 888-455-2910
Participant Code 7741096
Live Conference Meeting Number PW7731332
Participant Passcode 7741096
Live Meeting Net Conference Access Meeting Link

Webinar Flyer


Company Webinars- The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving as the Independent Administrator (IA) of the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) hosted Revenue Reporting and Tax reporting Webinars in both Denver, CO and Houston, TX in March 2016

Meeting Materials:

  • USEITI Reporting Template Gidelines (PDF)
  • Reporting Template (PDF)
  • IRS Form 8821 (PDF)
  • Revenue Reporting Presentation (PDF)
  • Tax Reporting Presentation (PDF)

Questions or concerns regarding the Webinar and participation can be directed to

Interior Department Launches Data Portal Detailing the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s First Annual Report: On December 15, 2015, U.S. the Department of the Interior marked an important milestone to increase transparency and public trust in the governance of natural resource revenues with release of a new interactive data portal and the first annual U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Report.  (Press Release)

Secretary of the Interior

Open Nominations Period:  The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for individuals to be Committee members or alternates on the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee, nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2015. Federal Register Notice

Independent Administrator Update:   

  • September 25th, 2015, cut off for all reconciliation activites
  • October 23rd, 2015, cutoff for all company reporting

New Data Avalible on USEITI's Data Portal: USEITI uploaded two new data sets that include payments from the top 44 extractive companies to OSMRE and BLM. USEITI also updated the ONRR unilateral data disclosure to include all additional company revenues.

UPDATE- Reporting Template and Guidelines Transmitted to Reporting Companies: On March 4, 2015 the Independent Administrator (Deloitte) for USEITI transmitted the reporting template, reporting template guidelines, and IRS form 8821 to the top 44 extractive companies. The completed documents will be submitted to the Independent Administrator to be reconciled against the government. DOI will be holding two webinars for companies to better understand what and how to report. The first webinar will be held in Houston, TX on March 10th, followed by a March 18th webinar in Denver, CO.

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Webinar Presentations (PDF)
  • Reporting Template (PDF)
  • Reporting Template Guidelines (PDF)
  • Margin of Variance (PDF)
  • IRS Form 8821 (PDF)
  • USEITI Videos (USEITI Basic Overview, Data Portal Walktrough, & Reporting Template Walktrough):   

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  • Webinar Locations:
    • March 10th, 2015- Lone Star College Campus, University of Montgomery, Room UC200, 3232 College Park Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77384
    • March 18th, 2015- Denver Federal Center, Building 85 Auditorium, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Lakewood, CO 80225 

For reconciliation questions please contact Deloitte at: or use the following contact information:

John Mennel     
(571) 814-6054  

Alex Klepacz
(571) 882-5745

UPDATE: DOI Extractive Revenue Data Portal: The Department of the Interior's Extractives Revenue Data Portal is now live at a new web address! To explore Federal extractive revenues please visit

Data Portal Photo
GSA's 18f team present their progress on the online data portal at the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on September 9th, 2014.


News Release: Interior Names Independent Administrator for USEITI (PDF)

Independent Administrator
The USEITI Independent Administrator presents to the Multi-Stakeholder Group on September 10th, 2014.


U.S. Admitted as an EITI Candidate Country (PDF). On March 19, 2014, the United States was accepted as a 'Candidate' country to the global transparency standard of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The U.S. joins the over 40 countries that have committed to improved transparency of government revenues from the extraction of natural resources.

EITI Board Meeting in Oslo, Norway
Marking the U.S. Candidacy Acceptance at the International EITI Board Meeting in Oslo, Norway are from left to right: Bob Cekuta (U.S. Department of State), Clare Short (Chair-EITI Board), Greg Gould (U.S. Department of the Interior), and Jonas Moberg (EITI Secretariat).


Statement from Secretary Jewell: “Today's announcement underscores President Obama's continued and unwavering commitment to leading by example in promoting transparency, accountability, and good governance both domestically and globally. As stewards of the natural resources owned by every American citizen, the U.S. Department of the Interior is proud to lead the USEITI effort to build on the existing transparency and accountability reforms to our natural resource management that were launched under this Administration. This milestone is also a testament to the collaborative and participatory work of the USEITI multi-stakeholder group, which worked hard on the complex issues presented by the U.S. extractive sector to come to unanimous consensus on the USEITI candidacy application.”

More information on the USEITI Candidacy Application →


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