Policy & Regulatory Work
The NDPC serves as the primary voice of the industry and is dedicated to advocating for smart and reasonable energy policies.
With the 65th Legislative Assembly now in session, the NDPC is focusing much of its efforts on effective legislative planning, strategy, and engagement. Through the leadership of the Legislative Committee, the NDPC continues to monitor bills and hearings weekly that are of primary interest to members and is working to ensure only sound and reasonable legislation moves forward. NDPC members receive weekly updates on the latest in legislative happenings and events. Click here for information on membership.
Legislative Action Center
NDPC’s Legislative Action Center has all the tools you need to not only follow the 2016 North Dakota Legislative Session and the issues that matter to NDPC, but also to take the next step by making your voice heard and contacting your legislators. You can even brush up on your government 101 and read breaking political news.
This website is not designed to tell you what to think but rather to provide employees, like you, with the resources needed to exercise your civic duties by learning about the issues and getting involved. We hope you’ll look to this site as a resource, and share it with your family and friends.
By coming together, we can ensure a more prosperous tomorrow for NDPC and, more importantly, for our country.
If you are interested in sitting on the NDPC Legislative Committee, please email Alexis. http://www.bipac.net/page.asp?content=startpage&g=nd_oil
- Find Your Legislator – http://www.bipac.net/lookup.asp?g=nd_oil
- Register to Vote – http://www.bipac.net/languages/english/ezvote.asp?g=nd_oil
- Election Information – http://www.bipac.net/page.asp?g=nd_oil&parent=bipac&content=ELECTION_INFORMATION
- Government 101 – http://www.bipac.net/page.asp?g=nd_oil&content=government_info&parent=bipac
State Regulatory Strategy
State regulatory engagement remains a key focus of our overall strategy. Through the Regulatory Committee and various Task Forces, the NDPC will continue efforts on rulemaking and regulatory policy updates relevant to the oil and gas industry. Our key regulatory efforts will emphasize engaging at all levels with state regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to, the North Dakota Industrial Commission, North Dakota Public Service Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Department of Health, and State Land Board.
Local Regulatory Strategy
Engagement with local jurisdictions, including county and city commissions and the Three Affiliated Tribes, continues to be a growing focus for the NDPC. Through the Tribal Lands Committee and Trucks, Roads and Permitting Committee, the NDPC has worked to expand its community outreach team to engage and influence local oil and gas rulemakings, road and permitting restrictions, and other related developments.
In an effort to maintain a state-first policy in oil and gas regulation in North Dakota, the NDPC partners with several partners in legal matters. The NDPC will continue to evaluate legal options regarding, but not limited to, federal regulations and rulemaking. Legal engagement is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.