S.917 - Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2011

A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to reform the management of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to reform the management of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2011 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prescribe a program of structural reform for management of the Outer Continental Shelf, including establishing two bureaus to carry out leasing, permitting, and safety and environmental regulatory f

Official Summary

Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2011 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prescribe a program of structural reform for management of the Outer Continental Shelf, including establishing two bureaus to carry out leasing, permitting, and safety and environmental regulatory functions. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish:
(1) an office to carry out the royalty and revenue management functions, and
(2) an Outer Continental Shelf Safety and Environmental Advisory Board. Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) recruit and directly appoint highly qualified critical technical personnel, upon a determination that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for particular positions; and
(2) approve reemployment of civilian retirees to carry out a critical functions under this Act. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) prescribe and amend rules and regulations addressing operational safety and protection of the marine and coastal environment;
(2) review bond and surety amounts every five years;
(3) review royalty and rental rates;
(4) review and report on the federal offshore oil and gas fiscal system; and
(5) implement research and development to improve methodologies for characterizing resources of the Outer Continental Shelf and conditions affecting the ability to develop and use resources in a safe, sound, and environmentally responsible manner. Instructs the Secretary to develop and implement programs for:
(1) analysis and dissemination of environmental and other resource data;
(2) risk assessment to address technology and development issues associated with Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resource activities, including safety, environmental protection, and spill response;
(3) review of alleged safety violations; and
(4) the collection of a non-refundable inspection fee for deposit into the Ocean Energy Enforcement Fund (established under this Act). Cites conditions under which bids for a lease may be disqualified. Revises requirements governing explorations plans and drilling permits.

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Organizations Supporting S.917

  • National Resources Defense Council
  • Alaska Wilderness League
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Sierra Club
  • Oceana

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