Minerals Leasing Act

As directed by the Minerals Leasing Act, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) shares 50 percent (90 percent for Alaska) of mineral leasing revenue with States.

Since 2008 payments were subjected to a two percent reduction, as required by Public Law 111-322.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 60000B, Washington, DC 20240.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be used by States as the legislature directs giving priority to those subdivisions of the State that are socially or economically impacted by the development of minerals leased, for (1) planning, (2) construction and maintenance of public facilities, and (3) provision of public service.