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.

Chair: Patrick Padilla, Assistant Commissioner, Mineral Resources, New Mexico State Land Office
Vice Chair: Open
 IOGCC Staff Liaison: Amy Childers
 For more information about the Public Lands Committee or to find out how to become a member, please contact Amy Childers at .

2017 Annual Business Meeting
Sheraton Downtown
Oklahoma City, OK
May 7 - 9, 2017

Proposed projects/ topics: The Public Lands Committee will review topics related to the Commoditization of Waste Streams in the Oilfield, Regulatory Certainty Under a Looming ESA Listing: NM State Land Office Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for Texas Hornshell Mussel, and Federal regulatory updates under a new administration: Onshore Orders and Venting and Flaring to determine the best way for IOGCC to impress urgency of action on the federal government to help states better manage state resources within their borders.