H. R. 6168
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 24, 2012
Mr. Hastings of Washington introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
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.
This Act may be cited as the
President Obama’s Proposed 2012–2017
Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act.
In this Act:
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.
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.
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.||Area||Year|
|229||Western Gulf of Mexico||2012|
|227||Central Gulf of Mexico||2013|
|233||Western Gulf of Mexico||2013|
|225||Eastern Gulf of Mexico||2014|
|231||Central Gulf of Mexico||2014|
|238||Western Gulf of Mexico||2014|
|235||Central Gulf of Mexico||2015|
|246||Western Gulf of Mexico||2015|
|226||Eastern Gulf of Mexico||2016|
|241||Central Gulf of Mexico||2016|
|248||Western Gulf of Mexico||2016|
|247||Central Gulf of Mexico||2017|