Implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (US0037)
Action Plan: United States Second Action Plan 2013-2015
Action Plan Cycle: 2013
Lead Institution: Department of the Interior, Department of State
Support Institution(s): NA
Policy AreasAccess to Information, Anti-Corruption, Environment and Climate, Extractive Industries, Fiscal Openness, Open Data, Public Service Delivery, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Tax
Two years ago, at the launch of the OGP, President Obama announced the U.S. commitment to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international standard aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in the payments that companies make and the revenues governments receive for their natural resources. The United States has actively worked toward increasing revenue transparency and accountability in relevant industry sectors, ensuring that American taxpayers receive every dollar due for the extraction of the Nation’s natural resources.
The United States continues to work toward EITI candidacy, including by seeking public comment and feedback on the Federal Government’s candidacy application. The Administration intends to publish the first United States EITI report in 2015 and to achieve EITI compliance in 2016. The United States will also:
Disclose additional revenues on geothermal and renewable energy; Unilaterally disclose all payments received by the U.S. Department of Interior; Create a process to discuss future disclosure of timber revenues; and Promote the development of innovative open data tools that make extractive data more meaningful for and accessible to the American people.