H.R. 5666 (111th): Emergency Relief Well Act

Introduced:
Jul 01, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Alan Grayson
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 01, 2010
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 3492 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 15, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 01, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 01, 2010
 
Full Title

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require the drilling of emergency relief wells, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Natural Resources

Energy and Mineral Resources

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7/1/2010--Introduced.
Emergency Relief Well Act - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, with respect to geological and geophysical explorations as well as oil and gas development and production, to require an exploration plan submitted for approval to include a plan for drilling at least one emergency relief well concurrently with the drilling of the proposed well.
Requires any exploratory drilling in submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf conducted under a lease (including drilling for oil and gas development and production) to be accompanied by the concurrent drilling of at least one emergency relief well, subject to any applicable requirements established by the Secretary of the Interior.
Authorizes the Secretary to require, as an alternative to such emergency relief well requirement, measures that would be at least as effective at stopping a major release from a proposed well.

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