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S. 965 (113th): Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2013 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 965

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 15, 2013

(for himself, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Risch, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Burr, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Coats, Mr. Hatch, and Mr. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To eliminate oil exports from Iran by expanding domestic production.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Iran Sanctions Implementation Act of 2013 .

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

despite recently enacted sanctions, Iran continues to export 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day;

(2)

70 percent of the revenue of the Government of Iran comes from oil exports;

(3)

exports of oil from Iran enable the Government of Iran to finance its nuclear weapons program and support rogue actors such as the Assad regime of Syria;

(4)

the international community has reduced its reliance on oil from Iran, but has balked at a full embargo out of fear that the supply of oil on the world market would be insufficient to meet demand without massive price increases and disruptions to the world economy;

(5)

by expanding oil production in the United States by 1,250,000 barrels per day, the United States will displace all oil exports from Iran on the world market; and

(6)

displacing oil exports from Iran will enable the imposition of a full embargo against oil from Iran, further isolating the country and reducing its ability to threaten global stability.

3.

Iranian oil replacement zones

(a)

In general

The President shall designate any area of Federal land that the President determines appropriate as an Iranian Oil Replacement Zone (referred to in this Act as a Zone).

(b)

Transportation

Each Zone shall include any area of Federal land necessary for the transportation, including by truck, train, or pipeline, of the oil produced in that Zone to market.

(c)

Production

The President shall make designations under subsection (a) until the date on which the Department of the Interior determines that the total daily production of oil from the Zones will reach 1,250,000 barrels of oil per day.

(d)

Designation

The designation of Zones under this section shall terminate on the date that is 30 days after the date on which the President makes the certification described in section 401(a) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 ( 22 U.S.C. 8551(a) ).

4.

Expedited permitting

(a)

In general

Each Zone shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the State in which the Zone is located.

(b)

Zones located in more than 1 State

If the Zone spans more than 1 State, each State shall have authority over the portion of the Zone located in that State.

5.

Judicial review

(a)

Judicial review

The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not be subject to judicial review.

(b)

Applicability of NEPA

The designation of Federal land under this Act shall not—

(1)

constitute a major Federal action for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 ( 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. ); or

(2)

be subject to review under that Act.