H.R.3534 - Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009

To provide greater efficiencies, transparency, returns, and accountability in the administration of Federal mineral and energy resources by consolidating administration of various Federal energy minerals management and leasing programs into one entity to be known as the Office of Federal Energy and Minerals Leasing of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide greater efficiencies, transparency, returns, and accountability in the administration of Federal mineral and energy resources by consolidating administration of various Federal energy minerals management and leasing programs into one entity to be known as the Office of Federal Energy and Minerals Leasing of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Result: Passed - July 30, 2010

Roll call number 513 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 3534 Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010

 

Official Summary

9/8/2009--Introduced.Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 - Establishes in the Department of the Interior the Office of Federal Energy and Minerals Leasing. Transfers to such Office certain functions of: (1) the Minerals Management Service; and (2) the Oil and Gas M

Official Summary

9/8/2009--Introduced.Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 - Establishes in the Department of the Interior the Office of Federal Energy and Minerals Leasing. Transfers to such Office certain functions of:
(1) the Minerals Management Service; and
(2) the Oil and Gas Management program of the Bureau of Land Management. Amends the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to revise miscellaneous specified administrative requirements. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to take specified actions regarding oil and gas royalties, including:
(1) a pilot project assessing costs and benefits of automatic transmission of certain data produced under federal leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS);
(2) determination and reporting of BTU values of natural gas from federal leases; and
(3) final regulations concerning required recordkeeping of natural gas measurement data. Modifies oil and gas leasing requirements under the Mineral Leasing Act, adding requirements for coal mine methane recovery. Amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act to:
(1) extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund through FY2040;
(2) make $900 million available from the Fund each fiscal year without further appropriation; and
(3) revise requirements for allocation of funds for federal purposes and financial assistance to states. Sets forth a public land leasing program for commercial wind or solar energy development. Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to set forth a uranium leasing program on specified public lands. Designates specified OCS Regions for federal renewable and nonrenewable energy resources development. Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and of Commerce to establish Regional Outer Continental Shelf Councils to:
(1) coordinate siting and development of energy resources; and
(2) prepare OCS Strategic Plans. Establishes in the Treasury the Ocean Resources Conservation and Assistance Fund (ORCA), from which grants shall be made to:
(1) coastal states and affected Indian tribes;
(2) the Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Grants Program (to be established under this Act); and
(3) Regional Ocean Partnerships. Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal:
(1) royalty incentives for natural gas production from deep wells in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico; and
(2) royalty relief for deep water production in the Gulf of Mexico. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual production incentive fee for specified leases of federal onshore and offshore lands for production of oil or natural gas under which production is not occurring in commercial quantities. Prohibits the following authorities from developing or approving a fishery management plan to permit or regulate offshore aquaculture:
(1) the Secretary of Commerce;
(2) the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; or
(3) the Regional Fishery Management Councils. Declares invalid any permit issued for the conduct of offshore aquaculture.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.3534

  • Pew Environmental Group
  • Rocky Mountain Front Advisory Committee
  • Project on Government Oversight
  • University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center

Organizations Opposing H.R.3534

  • Renewable Energy Resources Americas
  • National Mining Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Enduring Resources, LLC
  • ...and 7 more. See all.




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