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H.R. 2231 - Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 113-16 PDF XML

    Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (Showing the text of H.R. 2231 as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources) 

  • Text of H.R. 2231 PDF XML

    Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 113-125 PDF HTML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 274: 
ADOPTED by record vote of 235-187, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 228-194, on Wednesday, June, 26, 2013.  
 

MANAGERS: Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1613.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative Grayson of Florida. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 2231.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources..

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-16 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

17. Open rule for H.R. 2410.

18. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

20. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI, except for sections 717, 718, 740, and specific provisions contained in section 719.

21. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

22. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

23. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

24. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 29, 2013, through July 5, 2013: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

25. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution.

26. Section 6 provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July.

27. Section 7 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

 

Amendments

# Version # Sponsor(s) Party Summary Status
17 Version 1 Brady, Kevin (TX) Republican Requires the Secretary of the Interior to include those areas requested by State Governors in any environmental review conducted or statement prepared for the leasing program under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Made In Order
8 Version 2 Broun (GA) Republican Revised Provides that all claims arising from projects taking place due to the underlying bill be filed within 60 days and resolved within 180 days. It would also place restrictions on appeals and institute a “loser pays” requirement on individuals or entities filing suit, except in specified circumstances, and stipulate that the amendment only applies to individuals or entities which are not party to the pending leases. Made In Order
18 Version 1 Capps (CA), Brownley (CA), Lowenthal (CA) Democrat Ensures Section 203, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and Title III, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states, have no force or effect. Made In Order
19 Version 1 Capps (CA) Democrat Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from issuing a lease on OCS lands that are seaward or adjacent to a coastal State which has a moratorium on offshore oil, gas, and mining activities. Submitted
1 Version 3 Cassidy (LA) Republican Revised Lifts the offshore energy revenue sharing cap, as provided by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, from $500 million to $999 million for each fiscal years 2024 through 2055. Made In Order
2 Version 1 Cassidy (LA) Republican Stipulates that no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of H.R. 2231, the Secretary of the Interior shall issue rules to provide more clarity, certainty, and stability to the revenue streams contemplated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. Made In Order
7 Version 2 Cohen (TN) Democrat Revised Requires that all leases issued under the Act or any of its programs include a requirement that vessels used for exploration, development, and production of oil and gas under those leases be documented under the laws of the United States. Waiver authority is granted to the Secretary of the Interior. Submitted
22 Version 1 Connolly (VA) Democrat Recognizes that offshore oil drilling can have major environmental impacts and requires such projects be subjected to an Environmental Impact Statement review prior to approval. It would not prohibit oil drilling, but it would force oil companies to plan for the unexpected. Submitted
9 Version 1 DeFazio (OR) Democrat Suspends revenue sharing with states under Title III in any fiscal year for which there is an annual Federal budget deficit. Submitted
10 Version 1 DeFazio (OR) Democrat Prohibits offshore oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska. Made In Order
11 Version 2 DeFazio (OR), Lowenthal (CA), Capps (CA), Bonamici (OR), Schrader (OR), Huffman (CA), Kilmer (WA), Blumenauer (OR), Larsen, Rick (WA), DelBene (WA) Democrat Revised Prohibits offshore drilling off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. Submitted
23 Version 2 Flores (TX) Republican Revised Limits Bureau of Ocean Energy and Ocean Energy Safety Service activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order 13547. Requires a report be submitted to Congress identifying expenditures for fiscal years 2011-2013 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Safety Service, and their predecessor agencies. Made In Order
14 Version 1 Grayson (FL) Democrat Ensures that no portion of this legislation is construed as affecting the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries. Made In Order
5 Version 1 Grijalva (AZ), Tsongas (MA), Castor (FL) Democrat Requires adoption of additional safety measures before issuing offshore leases. Doubles the maximum civil penalty to $80,000 per incident per day and to $150,000 per day if the violation constitutes “a threat of harm or damage to life, property, or the marine, coastal, or human environment”, and allows the Interior Secretary to lift the liability cap for damages related to an oil spill. Submitted
15 Version 1 Hastings, Alcee (FL), Connolly (VA) Democrat Strikes section 204 because it eliminates environmental evaluation typically provided by an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and because conducting a single multisale EIS for decisions with different timelines creates unnecessary conflicts in the EIS process. Made In Order
20 Version 1 Holt (NJ), Connolly (VA), Shea-Porter (NH) Democrat Prevents the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases for any area of the Outer Continental Shelf off the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Submitted
21 Version 2 Jackson Lee (TX) Democrat Revised Requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and gas lease sales under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for an additional 10% of acreage of the outer Continental Shelf proposed to be leased under the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017. Requires: (1) such additional acreage to be known as the Deficit Reduction Acreage, and (2) the Secretary to lease at least 20% of such Deficit Reduction Acreage in each such year. Establishes the Deficit Reduction Energy Security Fund. Requires all sums due under Deficit Reduction Acreage lease sales during the 15 fiscal years beginning when sums are first received from such sales to be deposited into such Fund. Establishes the Coastal and Ocean Sustainability and Health Fund to be administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for: (1) the Coastal and Ocean Disaster Grant Program for restoring, mitigating, monitoring, or otherwise managing coastal and ocean natural resources in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida impacted by coastal or ocean disasters; and (2) the National Grant Program for Coastal and Ocean Sustainability and Health for restoring, protecting, maintaining, managing, or understanding marine resources and their habitats and resources in coastal and ocean water. Establishes in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement an Office of Energy Employment and Training and an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. Establishes a Deficit Reduction Energy Security Fund to be funded by revenue from Deficit Reduction Acreage lease sales during the first 15 fiscal years beginning when sums are first received from such sales. Establishes the Coastal and Ocean Sustainability and Health Fund to award grants to be administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for restoring, mitigating, monitoring, or otherwise managing coastal and ocean natural resources in Gulf Coast States impacted by coastal or ocean disasters; and for restoring, protecting, maintaining, managing, and understanding marine resources and their habitats and resources in coastal and ocean water. Submitted
24 Version 1 Jackson Lee (TX) Democrat Late Requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and gas lease sales under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for an additional 10% of acreage of the outer Continental Shelf proposed to be leased under the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 and requires the Secretary to lease at least 20% of such Deficit Reduction Acreage in each such year. Amendment establishes a Deficit Reduction and Low Income Heating Assistance Fund to be funded by revenue from Deficit Reduction Acreage lease sales during the first 15 fiscal years beginning when sums are first received from such sales. Submitted
28 Version 2 Jackson Lee (TX) Democrat Late Revised Establishes the Deficit Reduction and Low Income Heating Assistance Fund to be funded by revenue by 60 percent from Deficit Reduction Acreage lease sales during the first 15 fiscal years beginning when sums are first received from such sales. Submitted
27 Version 1 Lamborn (CO) Republican Late Prohibits the authorizing of leases under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to any person in violation of various Iranian sanctions. Made In Order
16 Version 2 Lowenthal (CA) Democrat Revised Requires any entity purchasing an oil or gas lease from the Secretary of Interior to have a formal policy preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Submitted
12 Version 1 Pallone (NJ) Democrat Strikes leases sales in the Atlantic Ocean. Submitted
4 Version 2 Richmond (LA), Olson (TX) Bi-Partisan Revised Amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to increase the cap on qualified offshore revenue shared with the gulf producing states by $250 million from 2024 - 2055. Submitted
25 Version 2 Rigell (VA) Republican Late Revised Requires the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to publish a record of decision on the Atlantic G&G Programmatic Final Environmental Impact Statement by December 31, 2013 Made In Order
6 Version 1 Runyan (NJ) Republican Allows the State of New Jersey to opt out of a five year lease through a successful referendum vote. Submitted
13 Version 1 Schneider (IL) Democrat Withdrawn Reaffirms that no provision in this bill will be in contravention of existing prohibitions on oil and gas exploration in and around the Great Lakes. Withdrawn
3 Version 1 Shea-Porter (NH) Democrat Requires any person or corporation that is purchasing an oil or gas lease to disclose all electioneering expenditures made by them in the last five years. Submitted
26 Version 2 Welch (VT), Engel (NY) Democrat Late Revised Provides that the Secretary of the Interior may not issue a lease unless the oil or gas company elects to not claim any deduction or credit for losses associated with a spill, unless the responsible party satisfies criteria that include paying for all cleanup costs and damages, and having a strong safety record for at least the past five years. Submitted