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Committees and Councils

Operational Committees

Steering Committee
Finance Committee
Resolutions Committee
Nominating Committee


Standing Committees


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.


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.


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.


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 unction.


This committee educates the American public about our domestic oil and natural gas industry and the IOGCC. 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.


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 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.