Operational Committees

Steering Committee
 
Finance Committee
 
Resolutions Committee
 
Nominating Committee

Standing Committees

  

ENERGY RESOURCES, RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
A national forum, the Energy Resources, Research and Technology committee debates, studies and develops positions on economic, technical, research, technology transfer and safety issues that confront domestic oil and natural gas production.


   

ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY
An active national forum focusing on oil and gas environmental and safety issues, this committee gathers and distributes information on legislative and regulatory developments, technological innovations and effective approaches to environmental and safety management.

The committee provides leadership by remaining dedicated to these efforts as well as by discussing the impact of legislation and regulations, developing positions, and guiding states and industry through model statutes or regulations, handbooks or other appropriate means.


 
LEGAL & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

The Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee actively reviews legal and regulatory matters that impact oil and gas regulatory programs. The committee also fosters communication among jurisdictions, the oil and gas industry, the environmental community and other participants to address relevant issues.

 
 


 
 PUBLIC, COASTAL & TRIBAL LANDS

Concentrating on issues pertaining to public lands in IOGCC member states, this committee works to ensure regulatory efficiency between the states and federal government specifically coordinating state and federal requirements that govern exploration and production of petroleum resources on public lands. The prudent stewardship of public funds and the elimination of duplication of effort between state and federal activities are hallmarks of the committee’s function.


  
 PUBLIC OUTREACH
This committee educates the American public about our domestic oil and natural gas industry and the IOGCC’s role in its promotion and preservation. While issues publicly arise everyday concerning our nation’s oil and gas, Public Outreach strives to communicate the IOGCC’s role as the information and research authority on domestic petroleum resources.
 

  

Workgroups

Council of Regulatory Officials

The Council of Regulatory Officials acts in an advisory capacity to the Commission and is comprised of one representative from each state oil and gas regulatory agency. Members of the council meet biannually to discuss regulatory issues of mutual interest, and often develop best practices for regulatory oversight.

Council of State Oil and Gas Attorneys

The Council of State Oil and Gas Attorneys aims to assist its member attorneys in the acquisition of the knowledge necessary to remain abreast of the most recent developments in oil and gas law as it pertains to the states' regulation of mineral resources.

State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange

The State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange (the Exchange) is a collaborative effort of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council. The Exchange facilitates multi-state collaboration and innovative regulatory solutions for oil and natural gas producing states. As a collaboration of state governments, the Exchange is in the unique position to coordinate efforts between the federal government and states to ensure that advances in regulatory regimes are efficient and effective.