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H Amdt 773 - Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards - Key Vote

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Marsha Blackburn voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Amendment Adopted (House) (216-195) - (Key vote)

Title: Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 3534 that exempts applicants for a permit to drill from the moratorium against deepwater drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf if the Secretary of the Interior determines that they meet specific safety requirements.

Highlights:
  • Exempts applicants for a permit to drill from the moratorium against drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf if the Secretary of the Interior determines that the applicant has complied with the following (Sec. 231):
    • The following notices handed down by the Minerals Management Service:
      • "National Notice to Lessees and Operators of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)," dated June 8, 2010 (NTL No. 2010-N05); and "National Notice to Lessees and Operators of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)," dated June 18, 2010 (NTL No. 2010-N06);
      • Additional safety measures recommended by the Secretary; and
      • All required safety inspections.
  • Requires the Secretary of the Interior to determine whether to issue a permit to an applicant within 30 days of making a determination that an applicant meets the aforementioned requirements (Sec. 231).
  • Prohibits federal agencies from suspending the active consideration of, or preparatory work for, permits required to resume or advance activities suspended in connection with the moratorium (Sec. 231).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards

Sponsors

  • Charles J. 'Charlie' Melancon Sr. (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
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