H.R. 4517 (108th): United States Refinery Revitalization Act of 2004

Jun 04, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Passed House)
Joe Barton
Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 17, 2004
10 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 671 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 15, 2004


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 16, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jun 04, 2004
Referred to Committee Jun 04, 2004
Passed House Jun 16, 2004
Full Title

To provide incentives to increase refinery capacity in the United States.


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Jun 16, 2004 3:30 p.m.
Passed 239/192


House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

Senate Environment and Public Works

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6/16/2004--Passed House without amendment.
United States Refinery Revitalization Act of 2004 -
Section 3 -
Directs the Secretary of Energy to designate as a Refinery Revitalization Zone any area that: (1) has experienced mass layoffs at manufacturing facilities or contains an idle refinery; and (2) has an unemployment rate of at least 20 percent above the national average, as set forth at the time of designation as a Refinery Revitalization Zone.
Section 5 -
Designates the Department of Energy (DOE) as Lead Agency for coordinating Federal authorizations and related environmental reviews of the facility upon request of an applicant for a Federal authorization related to the siting and operation of a refinery facility within a Refinery Revitalization Zone.
Instructs the Secretary to coordinate the Federal authorization and review process with any Indian Tribes and State and local agencies responsible for conducting any separate permitting and environmental reviews of the facility.
Directs DOE, as lead agency, to prepare a single environmental review document to be used as the basis for all decisions on the proposed project.
Sets forth an appeals process in the event the Federal authorization required for a refinery facility within a Refinery Revitalization Zone has been either denied, or an agency has failed to act by the deadline established by the Secretary.
Directs the Secretary and the appropriate heads of Federal agencies to enter into Memoranda of Understanding to ensure timely, coordinated review and permitting of refinery facilities within a Refinery Revitalization Zone.
Permits interested Indian Tribes and State and local agencies to enter into such Memoranda as well.

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