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Text of the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 22, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of May 26, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2021

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Terry, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mr. Griffith of Virginia, Mr. Olson, and Mrs. McMorris Rodgers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act regarding air pollution from Outer Continental Shelf activities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011.

2.

Air quality measurement

Section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7627(a)(1)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end of the second sentence the following: , except that any air quality impact of any OCS source shall be measured or modeled, as appropriate, and determined solely with respect to the impacts in the corresponding onshore area.

3.

OCS source

Section 328(a)(4)(C) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7627(a)(4)(C)) is amended in the matter following clause (iii) by striking shall be considered direct emissions from the OCS source and inserting shall be considered direct emissions from the OCS source but shall not be subject to any emission control requirement applicable to the source under subpart 1 of part C of title I of this Act. For platform or drill ship exploration, an OCS source is established at the point in time when drilling commences at a location and ceases to exist when drilling activity ends at such location or is temporarily interrupted because the platform or drill ship relocates for weather or other reasons..

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Permits

(a)

Permits

Section 328 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7627) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

(d)

Permit application

In the case of a completed application for a permit under this Act for platform or drill ship exploration for an OCS source—

(1)

final agency action (including any reconsideration of the issuance or denial of such permit) shall be taken not later than 6 months after the date of filing such completed application;

(2)

the Environmental Appeals Board of the Environmental Protection Agency shall have no authority to consider any matter regarding the consideration, issuance, or denial of such permit;

(3)

no administrative stay of the effectiveness of such permit may extend beyond the date that is 6 months after the date of filing such completed application;

(4)

such final agency action shall be considered to be nationally applicable under section 307(b); and

(5)

judicial review of such final agency action shall be available only in accordance with such section 307(b) without additional administrative review or adjudication.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 328(a)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7627(a)(4)) is amended by striking For purposes of subsections (a) and (b) and inserting For purposes of subsections (a), (b), and (d).