H.R. 6235 (112th): Federal Lands Energy Regulatory Certainty Act of 2012

Jul 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bill Flores
Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district
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Jul 31, 2012
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This bill was introduced on July 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 31, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 2012
Full Title

To delay further action on the proposed rule regarding well stimulation on Federal and Indian lands until such date the Secretary of the Interior submits a report examining certain effects of such rule.


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Energy and Mineral Resources

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Federal Lands Energy Regulatory Certainty Act of 2012 - Bars the Secretary of the Interior, before submitting the final report on the study specified below, from taking any action to finalize or otherwise implement provisions contained in the proposed rule entitled "Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands".
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to study, for the 10-year period following enactment of this Act, as if such rule was applied:
(1) the anticipated expenditure of resources by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM);
(2) the anticipated rates of development and production of oil and natural gas resources in the United States;
(3) the anticipated revenue to the Treasury resulting from the production of oil and natural gas resources; and
(4) any potential conflicts that may exist between the proposed rule and existing federal and state regulations.
Requires the Secretary to submit a preliminary and final report to Congress on the results of such study and to solicit public comments regarding the preliminary report.

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