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H.R. 4103 (115th): HOARD Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 24, 2017.

Having Open Access to Relevant Data Act or the HOARD Act

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the number and age of unused approved oil and gas drilling permits and the average cost to the Bureau of Land Management of approving such permits.

Applicants who have received more than 100 approved drilling permits and have not begun drilling are not eligible for five fiscal years to participate in the competitive and noncompetitive bidding processes for oil and gas exploration and production.