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Text of the Energy Independence for a Strong America Act of 2004

This bill was introduced on July 22, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 22, 2004 (Introduced).

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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4958

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 22, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a sale of oil and gas leases on certain submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Energy Independence for a Strong America Act of 2004.

2.

Lease sale required

The Secretary of the Interior shall, as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act and under section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337), conduct a sale of oil and gas leases on all submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico that—

(1)

are depicted as Leased or Deferred—Not Offered on the Minerals Management Service document entitled Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 181, December 2001 Lease Terms, Economic Conditions, Stipulations, and Deferred Blocks for the FINAL NOTICE OF SALE 181; and

(2)

are not subject to a lease under that section.