H.R.1393 - Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2011

To reform the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and offshore drilling for oil and gas, to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for discharge of oil from an offshore facility, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To reform the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and offshore drilling for oil and gas, to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for discharge of oil from an offshore facility, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations that require each Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) employee to be subject to random testing for the prohibited use of a controlled substance at least twice a

Official Summary

Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations that require each Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) employee to be subject to random testing for the prohibited use of a controlled substance at least twice a year. Prohibits an individual from being employed by any person conducting any activity under a lease or permit issued by BOEMRE  or subject to BOEMRE  regulation for two years after leaving employment with BOEMR. Directs the Secretary, acting through BOEMRE, to conduct monthly inspections of each vessel and facility used for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil or gas drilling. Prohibits the Secretary from exempting any category of activity of a vessel or facility engaged in OCS oil or gas drilling in waters deeper than 1,000 feet from any federal requirement or restriction that applies to such activity. Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the liability limits applicable to a responsible party for discharge of oil from an offshore facility.

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