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: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-25/pdf/2017-10720.pdf
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: https://www.doioig.gov/reports/united-states-implementation-extractive-industries-transparency-initiative.
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 USEITIDataCollection@deloitte.com.
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.
Online Webinar Access:
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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
Questions or concerns regarding the Webinar and participation can be directed to USEITIDataCollection@DELOITTE.com.
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)
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:
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.
For reconciliation questions please contact Deloitte at: email@example.com or use the following contact information:
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 https://useiti.doi.gov.
News Release: Interior Names Independent Administrator for USEITI (PDF)
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.
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.”
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