H.R. 6168 (112th): President Obama’s Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 24, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6168

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2012

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

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program (2012–2017) in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and other applicable law.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the President Obama’s Proposed 2012–2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

OCS Planning Area

Any reference to an OCS Planning Area means such Outer Continental Shelf Planning Area as specified by the Department of the Interior as of January 1, 2012.

(2)

Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2012–2017)

The term Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program (2012–2017) means such plan as transmitted to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on June 28, 2012.

3.

Requirement to implement Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2012–2017)

The Secretary of the Interior shall implement the Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program (2012–2017) in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.), other applicable law, and the schedule established by such proposed program for conducting oil and gas lease sales in OCS Planning Areas in specified years as set forth in the following table:

Proposed Final Program for 2012–2017 Lease Sale Schedule Sale No.AreaYear
229Western Gulf of Mexico2012
227Central Gulf of Mexico2013
233Western Gulf of Mexico2013
225Eastern Gulf of Mexico2014
231Central Gulf of Mexico2014
238Western Gulf of Mexico2014
235Central Gulf of Mexico2015
246Western Gulf of Mexico2015
226Eastern Gulf of Mexico2016
241Central Gulf of Mexico2016
237Chukchi Sea2016
248Western Gulf of Mexico2016
244Cook Inlet2016
247Central Gulf of Mexico2017
242Beaufort Sea2017