IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 22, 2013
Mr. Warner (for himself and Mr. Kaine) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012–2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
Virginia Outer Continental Shelf
Energy Production Act of 2013
In this Act:
Lease sale 220
The term Lease Sale 220 means the sale of Federal oil, gas, wind, or alternative and renewable energy exploration leases in the outer Continental Shelf planning area located off the coast of the State.
The term qualified revenues means all rentals, royalties, bonus bids, and other sums due and payable to the United States under a lease sale conducted under section 3(a)(1).
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term State means the State of Virginia.
Outer continental shelf energy leases off the coast of the State of Virginia
Authorization of lease sales
In carrying out the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012–2017 prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344 ), the Secretary shall—
include in the schedule of proposed lease sales—
Lease Sale 220; and
any areas off the coast of the State that are included in the Mid-Atlantic planning area as a result of the revision to the map under section 4(b); and
provide that the Secretary shall not make any tract available for lease under paragraph (1) if the President, in consultation with the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, determines that the lease of that tract would conflict with military operations relating to national security.
Disposition of revenues
Notwithstanding section 9 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act ( 43 U.S.C. 1338 ) and subject to the provisions of this section, for each applicable fiscal year, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit—
50 percent of any qualified revenues in the general fund of the Treasury; and
50 percent of any qualified revenues in a special account in the Treasury to be used for the purposes described in paragraph (2).
Disposition of revenues to State
Of the qualified revenues described in paragraph (1)(B)—
75 percent shall be disbursed to the State; and
25 percent shall be used, at the discretion of the President—
to enhance State land and water conservation efforts;
to improve State public transportation projects; and
to establish State alternative and renewable energy systems.
Revised map of the mid-atlantic planning area
Definition of mid-Atlantic state
In this section, the term Mid-Atlantic State means each of the States of Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.
Revision of map
Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall revise the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Atlantic NAD 83 Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Administrative
Boundaries and dated January 2010 to ensure that the square footage of
the leasable area in the Mid-Atlantic planning area is directly proportional to
the length of the tidal shoreline of the Mid-Atlantic States, as determined
using the information on tidal shorelines provided in the document published by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration entitled
Coastline of the United States
and numbered NOAA/PA 71046
Nothing in this section affects the boundary of Lease Sale 220.