About the resolution
H.J. Res. 36 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that requires operators to take various actions to reduce waste of gas lost during oil and gas production activities through venting or flaring of the gas, and through equipment leaks. Bill sponsors considered the rule's cost savings estimates from BLM to have been overstated, the rule itself unnecessary due to decreased levels of emissions and the legal basis for the rule tenuous. As a general matter, the EPA and states are authorized by the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions, whereas BLM is charged with federal land use management. Therefore, it is unclear BLM has the expertise or personnel to efficiently administer this rule.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2018
Length: 2 pages
What legislators are saying
“Tipton Supports House Action to Undo Harmful, Unnecessary Federal Regulations”
— Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 3, 2017
H.J.Res. 36 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 36. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation”, H.R.J. Res. 36, 115th Cong. (2017).
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