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S. 3808: Restoring Offshore Wind Opportunities Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 10, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3808

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 10 (legislative day, March 7), 2022

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

A BILL

To reauthorize certain leasing on the Outer Continental shelf, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Restoring Offshore Wind Opportunities Act.

2.

Leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf

(a)

Leasing authorized

The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to grant leases pursuant to section 8(p)(1)(C) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(1)(C)) in the areas withdrawn by the Presidential Memorandum entitled Memorandum on the Withdrawal of Certain Areas of the United States Outer Continental Shelf from Leasing Disposition (issued September 8, 2020) and the Presidential Memorandum entitled Presidential Determination on the Withdrawal of Certain Areas of the United States Outer Continental Shelf from Leasing Disposition (issued September 25, 2020).

(b)

Withdrawals

Any Presidential withdrawal of an area of the Outer Continental Shelf from leasing under section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1341(a)) issued after the date of enactment of this Act shall apply only to leasing authorized under subsections (a) and (i) of section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(a) and 1337(i)), unless otherwise specified.