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H.R. 2002 (115th): Florida Coastal Protection Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 6, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2002

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Crist, Mr. Hastings, and Mrs. Murphy of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Florida Coastal Protection Act.

2.

Prohibition of oil and natural gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas off the coast of Florida

Section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Prohibition of oil and natural gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas off the coast of Florida

(1)

Prohibition

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or any other law, the Secretary may not offer for oil and gas leasing or preleasing or any related activity, any tract located in—

(A)

any area of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico that is referred to in section 104(a) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006;

(B)

the portion of the South Atlantic Planning Area south of 30 degrees 43 minutes North Latitude; or

(C)

the Straits of Florida Planning Area.

(2)

Limitation on effect

Nothing in this subsection affects any right under any lease issued under this Act before the date of enactment of this subsection.

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