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Text of A bill to reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through ...

...years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs

This bill was introduced on January 29, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 29, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 176

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 29, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Cornyn, and Mr. Sessions) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs of the United States.

1.

Extension of leasing program

(a)

In general

Subject to subsection (c), the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2010–2015 issued by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary) under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) shall be considered to be the final oil and gas leasing program under that section for the period of fiscal years 2013 through 2018.

(b)

Final environmental impact statement

The Secretary is considered to have issued a final environmental impact statement for the program applicable to the period described in subsection (a) in accordance with all requirements under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).

(c)

Exceptions

Lease Sales 214, 232, and 239 shall not be included in the final oil and gas leasing program for the period of fiscal years 2013 through 2018.

(d)

Eastern Gulf of Mexico not included

Nothing in this section affects restrictions on oil and gas leasing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note; Public Law 109–432).