H.R.1023 - No More Excuses Energy Act of 2011
To secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission.
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Mr. THORNBERRY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TITLE II--ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
TITLE III--NUCLEAR ENERGY
Subtitle A--Tax Provisions
Subtitle B--Oil and Gas Development on the Coastal Plain of Alaska
Subtitle C--Offshore Oil and Gas Development
TITLE V--GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATION
SEC. 102. TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING OF DOMESTIC USE OIL REFINERY FACILITIES.
(1) TREATMENT AS EXEMPT FACILITY BOND- Subsection (a) of section 142 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to exempt facility bond) is amended by striking ‘or’ at the end of paragraph (14), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (15) and inserting ‘, and’, and by inserting at the end the following new paragraph:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) ELECTION TO TERMINATE TAX-EXEMPT BOND FINANCING BY CERTAIN REFINERIES- In the case of a facility financed with bonds which would cease to be tax-exempt by reason of the failure to meet the domestic use requirement of this subsection, rules similar to the rules of subsection (f)(4) shall apply for purposes of this section.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 103. DESIGNATION AND AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL LANDS FOR OIL AND NATURAL GAS REFINERIES.
(a) Designation- Within 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall designate at least 10 sites on Federal lands that are suitable for the siting of an oil refinery or natural gas refinery (or both).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Availability of Lands- Within 24 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall make each site designated under subsection (a) available to the private sector for construction of an oil refinery or natural gas refinery (or both), as appropriate.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 201. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ELECTRICITY PRODUCED FROM CERTAIN RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
(a) In General- Paragraph (1) of section 45(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ‘January 1, 2013’ in paragraph (1) and inserting ‘January 1, 2023’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 202. EQUALIZATION OF EXCISE TAX ON LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND PER ENERGY EQUIVALENT OF DIESEL.
(a) In General- Subparagraph (B) of section 4041(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting ‘, and’, and by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) ENERGY EQUIVALENT OF A GALLON OF DIESEL- For purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘energy equivalent of a gallon of diesel’ means, with respect to a liquefied natural gas fuel, the amount of such fuel having a Btu content of 137,380 (higher heating value).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(D) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS- For purposes of applying this title with respect to the taxes imposed by this subsection, references to any liquid subject to tax under this subsection shall be treated as including references to liquefied natural gas subject to tax under this paragraph.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to any sale or use of liquefied natural gas after 14 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 203. EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL CREDIT.
(a) In General- Paragraph (5) of section 6426(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to alternative fuel credit) is amended by striking ‘December 31, 2011’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2012’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 301. WASTE CONFIDENCE.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission may not deny an application for a license, permit, or other authorization under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 on the grounds that sufficient capacity does not exist, or will not become available on a timely basis, for disposal of spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste from the facility for which the license, permit, or other authorization is sought.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 302. ASME NUCLEAR CERTIFICATION CREDIT.
‘SEC. 45S. ASME NUCLEAR CERTIFICATION CREDIT.
‘(a) In General- For purposes of section 38, the ASME Nuclear Certification credit determined under this section for any taxable year is an amount equal to 15 percent of the qualified nuclear expenditures paid or incurred by the taxpayer.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) BASIS ADJUSTMENT- For purposes of this subtitle, if a credit is allowed under this section for an expenditure, the increase in basis which would result (but for this subsection) for such expenditure shall be reduced by the amount of the credit allowed under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Conforming Amendments- (1) Subsection (b) of section 38 is amended by striking ‘plus’ at the end of paragraph (35), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (36) and inserting ‘, plus’, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) Subsection (a) of section 1016 (relating to adjustments to basis) is amended by striking ‘and’ at the end of paragraph (36), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (37) and inserting ‘, and’, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 401. CREDIT FOR PRODUCING FUEL FROM NONCONVENTIONAL SOURCES TO APPLY TO GAS PRODUCED ONSHORE FROM FORMATIONS MORE THAN 15,000 FEET DEEP.
(a) In General- Subparagraph (B) of section 45K(c)(1) is amended by striking ‘or’ at the end of clause (i), by striking ‘and’ at the end of clause (ii) and inserting ‘or’, and by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 402. REPEAL OF MINIMUM CAPTURE REQUIREMENT FOR CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION CREDIT.
(a) In General- Subsection (c) of section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting ‘and’ at the end of paragraph (1), by striking ‘, and’ at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting a period, and by striking paragraph (3).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 411. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 412. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 413. LEASING PROGRAM FOR LANDS WITHIN THE COASTAL PLAIN.
(1) to establish and implement, in accordance with this subtitle and acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management in consultation with the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) to administer the provisions of this subtitle through regulations, lease terms, conditions, restrictions, prohibitions, stipulations, and other provisions that ensure the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities on the Coastal Plain will result in no significant adverse effect on fish and wildlife, their habitat, subsistence resources, and the environment, including, in furtherance of this goal, by requiring the application of the best commercially available technology for oil and gas exploration, development, and production to all exploration, development, and production operations under this subtitle in a manner that ensures the receipt of fair market value by the public for the mineral resources to be leased.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) COMPATIBILITY- For purposes of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (
(2) ADEQUACY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR’S LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT- The ‘Final Legislative Environmental Impact Statement’ (April 1987) on the Coastal Plain prepared pursuant to section 1002 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (
(3) COMPLIANCE WITH NEPA FOR OTHER ACTIONS- Before conducting the first lease sale under this subtitle, the Secretary shall prepare an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 with respect to the actions authorized by this Act that are not referred to in paragraph (2). Notwithstanding any other law, the Secretary is not required to identify nonleasing alternative courses of action or to analyze the environmental effects of such courses of action. The Secretary shall only identify a preferred action for such leasing and a single leasing alternative, and analyze the environmental effects and potential mitigation measures for those two alternatives. The identification of the preferred action and related analysis for the first lease sale under this subtitle shall be completed within 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act. The Secretary shall only consider public comments that specifically address the Secretary’s preferred action and that are filed within 20 days after publication of an environmental analysis. Notwithstanding any other law, compliance with this paragraph is deemed to satisfy all requirements for the analysis and consideration of the environmental effects of proposed leasing under this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, after consultation with the State of Alaska, the city of Kaktovik, and the North Slope Borough, may designate up to a total of 45,000 acres of the Coastal Plain as a Special Area if the Secretary determines that the Special Area is of such unique character and interest so as to require special management and regulatory protection. The Secretary shall designate as such a Special Area the Sadlerochit Spring area, comprising approximately 4,000 acres.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) MANAGEMENT- Each such Special Area shall be managed so as to protect and preserve the area’s unique and diverse character including its fish, wildlife, and subsistence resource values.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) EXCLUSION FROM LEASING OR SURFACE OCCUPANCY- The Secretary may exclude any Special Area from leasing. If the Secretary leases a Special Area, or any part thereof, for purposes of oil and gas exploration, development, production, and related activities, there shall be no surface occupancy of the lands comprising the Special Area.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) DIRECTIONAL DRILLING- Notwithstanding the other provisions of this subsection, the Secretary may lease all or a portion of a Special Area under terms that permit the use of horizontal drilling technology from sites on leases located outside the Special Area.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Limitation on Closed Areas- The Secretary’s sole authority to close lands within the Coastal Plain to oil and gas leasing and to exploration, development, and production is that set forth in this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this subtitle, including rules and regulations relating to protection of the fish and wildlife, their habitat, subsistence resources, and environment of the Coastal Plain, by no later than 15 months after the date of enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) REVISION OF REGULATIONS- The Secretary shall periodically review and, if appropriate, revise the rules and regulations issued under subsection (a) to reflect any significant biological, environmental, or engineering data that come to the Secretary’s attention.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 414. LEASE SALES.
(a) In General- Lands may be leased pursuant to this subtitle to any person qualified to obtain a lease for deposits of oil and gas under the Mineral Leasing Act (
(d) Acreage Minimum in First Sale- In the first lease sale under this subtitle, the Secretary shall offer for lease those tracts the Secretary considers to have the greatest potential for the discovery of hydrocarbons, taking into consideration nominations received pursuant to subsection (b)(1), but in no case less than 200,000 acres.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 415. GRANT OF LEASES BY THE SECRETARY.
(a) In General- The Secretary may grant to the highest responsible qualified bidder in a lease sale conducted pursuant to section 414 any lands to be leased on the Coastal Plain upon payment by the lessee of such bonus as may be accepted by the Secretary.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Subsequent Transfers- No lease issued under this subtitle may be sold, exchanged, assigned, sublet, or otherwise transferred except with the approval of the Secretary. Prior to any such approval the Secretary shall consult with, and give due consideration to the views of, the Attorney General.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 416. LEASE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
(1) provide for the payment of a royalty of not less than 12 1/2 percent in amount or value of the production removed or sold from the lease, as determined by the Secretary under the regulations applicable to other Federal oil and gas leases;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) require that the lessee of lands within the Coastal Plain shall be fully responsible and liable for the reclamation of lands within the Coastal Plain and any other Federal lands that are adversely affected in connection with exploration, development, production, or transportation activities conducted under the lease and within the Coastal Plain by the lessee or by any of the subcontractors or agents of the lessee;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) provide that the lessee may not delegate or convey, by contract or otherwise, the reclamation responsibility and liability to another person without the express written approval of the Secretary;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) provide that the standard of reclamation for lands required to be reclaimed under this subtitle shall be, as nearly as practicable, a condition capable of supporting the uses which the lands were capable of supporting prior to any exploration, development, or production activities, or upon application by the lessee, to a higher or better use as approved by the Secretary;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) include requirements and restrictions to provide for reasonable protection of fish and wildlife, their habitat, subsistence resources, and the environment as determined by the Secretary;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(7) contain such other provisions as the Secretary determines necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this subtitle and the regulations issued under this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 417. COASTAL PLAIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
(a) No Significant Adverse Effect Standard To Govern Authorized Coastal Plain Activities- The Secretary shall, consistent with the requirements of section 413, administer the provisions of this subtitle through regulations, lease terms, conditions, restrictions, prohibitions, stipulations, and other provisions that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) ensure the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities on the Coastal Plain will result in no significant adverse effect on fish and wildlife, their habitat, and the environment;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) require the application of the best commercially available technology for oil and gas exploration, development, and production on all new exploration, development, and production operations; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) ensure that the maximum amount of surface acreage covered by production and support facilities, including airstrips and any areas covered by gravel berms or piers for support of pipelines, does not exceed 2,000 acres on the Coastal Plain.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) a site-specific analysis be made of the probable effects, if any, that the drilling or related activities will have on fish and wildlife, their habitat, subsistence resources, and the environment;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) a plan be implemented to avoid, minimize, and mitigate (in that order and to the extent practicable) any significant adverse effect identified under paragraph (1); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Regulations To Protect Coastal Plain Fish and Wildlife Resources, Subsistence Users, and the Environment- Before implementing the leasing program authorized by this subtitle, the Secretary shall prepare and promulgate regulations, lease terms, conditions, restrictions, prohibitions, stipulations, and other measures designed to ensure that the activities undertaken on the Coastal Plain under this subtitle are conducted in a manner consistent with the purposes and environmental requirements of this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Compliance With Federal and State Environmental Laws and Other Requirements- The proposed regulations, lease terms, conditions, restrictions, prohibitions, and stipulations for the leasing program under this subtitle shall require compliance with all applicable provisions of Federal and State environmental law, and shall also require the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) Standards at least as effective as the safety and environmental mitigation measures set forth in items 1 through 29 at pages 167 through 169 of the ‘Final Legislative Environmental Impact Statement’ (April 1987) on the Coastal Plain.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) Seasonal limitations on exploration, development, and related activities, where necessary, to avoid significant adverse effects during periods of concentrated fish and wildlife breeding, denning, nesting, spawning, and migration.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) Stringent reclamation and rehabilitation requirements, consistent with the standards set forth in this subtitle, requiring the removal from the Coastal Plain of all oil and gas development and production facilities, structures, and equipment upon completion of oil and gas production operations, except that the Secretary may exempt from the requirements of this paragraph those facilities, structures, or equipment that the Secretary determines would assist in the management of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and that are donated to the United States for that purpose.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(10) Avoidance, to the extent practicable, of springs, streams, and river system; the protection of natural surface drainage patterns, wetlands, and riparian habitats; and the regulation of methods or techniques for developing or transporting adequate supplies of water for exploratory drilling.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(12) Treatment and disposal of hazardous and toxic wastes, solid wastes, reserve pit fluids, drilling muds and cuttings, and domestic wastewater, including an annual waste management report, a hazardous materials tracking system, and a prohibition on chlorinated solvents, in accordance with applicable Federal and State environmental law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Considerations- In preparing and promulgating regulations, lease terms, conditions, restrictions, prohibitions, and stipulations under this section, the Secretary shall consider the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) The stipulations and conditions that govern the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska leasing program, as set forth in the 1999 Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) The environmental protection standards that governed the initial Coastal Plain seismic exploration program under parts 37.31 to 37.33 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) The land use stipulations for exploratory drilling on the KIC-ASRC private lands that are set forth in appendix 2 of the August 9, 1983, agreement between Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall, after providing for public notice and comment, prepare and update periodically a plan to govern, guide, and direct the siting and construction of facilities for the exploration, development, production, and transportation of Coastal Plain oil and gas resources.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) manage public lands in the Coastal Plain subject to subsections (a) and (b) of section 811 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (
SEC. 418. EXPEDITED JUDICIAL REVIEW.
(1) DEADLINE- Subject to paragraph (2), any complaint seeking judicial review of any provision of this Act or any action of the Secretary under this subtitle shall be filed--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) in the case of a complaint based solely on grounds arising after such period, within 90 days after the complainant knew or reasonably should have known of the grounds for the complaint.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) VENUE- Any complaint seeking judicial review of any provision of this subtitle or any action of the Secretary under this subtitle may be filed only in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) LIMITATION ON SCOPE OF CERTAIN REVIEW- Judicial review of a Secretarial decision to conduct a lease sale under this subtitle, including the environmental analysis thereof, shall be limited to whether the Secretary has complied with the terms of this subtitle and shall be based upon the administrative record of that decision. The Secretary’s identification of a preferred course of action to enable leasing to proceed and the Secretary’s analysis of environmental effects under this subtitle shall be presumed to be correct unless shown otherwise by clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Limitation on Other Review- Actions of the Secretary with respect to which review could have been obtained under this section shall not be subject to judicial review in any civil or criminal proceeding for enforcement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 419. FEDERAL AND STATE DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES.
(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amount of adjusted bonus, rental, and royalty revenues from Federal oil and gas leasing and operations authorized under this subtitle--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 420. RIGHTS-OF-WAY ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN.
(1) except as provided in paragraph (2), under section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act (
(2) under title XI of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (
(b) Terms and Conditions- The Secretary shall include in any right-of-way or easement issued under subsection (a) such terms and conditions as may be necessary to ensure that transportation of oil and gas does not result in a significant adverse effect on the fish and wildlife, subsistence resources, their habitat, and the environment of the Coastal Plain, including requirements that facilities be sited or designed so as to avoid unnecessary duplication of roads and pipelines.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Regulations- The Secretary shall include in regulations under section 413(g) provisions granting rights-of-way and easements described in subsection (a) of this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 421. CONVEYANCE.
In order to maximize Federal revenues by removing clouds on title to lands and clarifying land ownership patterns within the Coastal Plain, the Secretary, notwithstanding the provisions of section 1302(h)(2) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (
(1) to the Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation the surface estate of the lands described in paragraph 1 of Public Land Order 6959, to the extent necessary to fulfill the Corporation’s entitlement under sections 12 and 14 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (
(2) to the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation the remaining subsurface estate to which it is entitled pursuant to the August 9, 1983, agreement between the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and the United States of America.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 422. LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPACT AID AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSISTANCE.
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may use amounts available from the Coastal Plain Local Government Impact Aid Assistance Fund established by subsection (d) to provide timely financial assistance to entities that are eligible under paragraph (2) and that are directly impacted by the exploration for or production of oil and gas on the Coastal Plain under this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES- The North Slope Borough, the City of Kaktovik, and any other borough, municipal subdivision, village, or other community in the State of Alaska that is directly impacted by exploration for, or the production of, oil or gas on the Coastal Plain under this Act, as determined by the Secretary, shall be eligible for financial assistance under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) planning for mitigation of the potential effects of oil and gas exploration and development on environmental, social, cultural, recreational, and subsistence values;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) developing, carrying out, and maintaining projects and programs that provide new or expanded public facilities and services to address needs and problems associated with such effects, including fire-fighting, police, water, waste treatment, medivac, and medical services; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) provide to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate an annual report on the status of coordination between developers and the communities affected by development.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- Any community that is eligible for assistance under this section may submit an application for such assistance to the Secretary, in such form and under such procedures as the Secretary may prescribe by regulation.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH COMMUNITIES- A community located in the North Slope Borough may apply for assistance under this section either directly to the Secretary or through the North Slope Borough.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) APPLICATION ASSISTANCE- The Secretary shall work closely with and assist the North Slope Borough and other communities eligible for assistance under this section in developing and submitting applications for assistance under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) DEPOSITS- Subject to paragraph (4), there shall be deposited into the fund amounts received by the United States as revenues derived from rents, bonuses, and royalties from Federal leases and lease sales authorized under this subtitle.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Authorization of Appropriations- To provide financial assistance under this section there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary from the Coastal Plain Local Government Impact Aid Assistance Fund $5,000,000 for each fiscal year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 431. REPEAL OF MORATORIUM ON OIL AND GAS LEASING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.
(a) Repeal- Section 104 of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (
(b) Inclusion of Opened Areas in 2007-2012 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program- Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall include the area removed from moratorium by subsection (a) in the areas available for leasing under the 2007-2012 outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (
SEC. 432. INCLUSION OF AREAS IN 2007-2012 OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM.
(a) In General- Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall include the areas described in subsection (b) in the areas available for leasing under the 2007-2012 outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (
(b) Areas Described- The areas referred to in subsection (a) are all areas of the outer Continental Shelf (as that term is devined in that Act) in the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 501. GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATION UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT.
(a) Definition of Air Pollutant- Section 302(g) of the Clean Air Act (
(b) Climate Change Not Regulated by Clean Air Act- Nothing in the Clean Air Act (