H. R. 4958
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 22, 2004
Mr. John introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Energy Independence for a Strong America Act of 2004.
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—
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
are not subject to a lease under that section.