S. 3492 (111th): Emergency Relief Well Act

Jun 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
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H.R. 5666 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 01, 2010

This bill was introduced on June 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jun 15, 2010
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
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Jun 15, 2010
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5666 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 01, 2010

Full Title

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


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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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