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S. 1230 (114th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program under which the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall enter into memoranda of understanding with States providing for State oversight of oil and gas productions activities.

The text of the bill below is as of May 6, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1230

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 6, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program under which the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall enter into memoranda of understanding with States providing for State oversight of oil and gas production activities.

1.

State oversight of oil and gas programs

(a)

In general

On request of the Governor of a State, the Secretary of the Interior shall establish a program under which the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the State to create consistent rules and processes for the measurement of oil and gas production activities, inspection of meters or other measurement methodologies, and other operational activities, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

(b)

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program described in subsection (a), a State shall administer oil and gas programs in the State sufficient to fulfill the oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the Bureau of Land Management, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.