Summary of Ammendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 6082 - Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Plan

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Bishop, Tim (NY)


REVISED Would add a new section that would designate surplus revenue toward deficit reduction.

Capps (CA)


Would strike lease sales 249, 228 and 243 relating to the Southern California Planning Area, as well as Section 4.

Capps (CA)


Would block Lease Sale 249 until the Secretary of the Interior certifies that the offshore and onshore facilities that would be used to support development occurring from that lease sale are capable of handling increased volumes of oil and gas, and will be able to sustain that capacity for the foreseeable life of that drilling project.

Capps (CA)


Would add an additional requirement to Section 5 that a lease sale cannot present a wide range of significant operational constraints to the national space launch mission; be within the ‘Impact Limit Lines’ of an active Space Launch Complex, including a safety clear zone; or severely complicate emergency response in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic mission failure at an active Space Launch Complex.

Capps (CA)


LATE Would raise the civil and criminal penalties for polluters that violate the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. It increases the daily civil penalty maximum to $75,000 and $150,000 per day if there is threat of serious or irreparable harm to life or the environment. It also raises the criminal penalty maximum to $10,000,000.

Castor (FL)


LATE Would prohibit oil leasing on areas east of the military mission line in the Gulf of Mexico

Castor (FL)


LATE Would repeal tax privileges for major oil companies.

Garamendi (CA)


LATE REVISED Would establish a Buy America requirement for new oil and natural gas facilities constructed for leases issued under the Act.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Would require each drilling permit application to include an estimate of how much the price of gasoline will decrease as a result of any oil or gas found under the permit.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Would require each drilling permit application to include an estimate of the impact on global change of the consumption of any oil or gas found under the permit.

Hastings, Doc (WA)


SUBSTITUTE Would replace the lease sale plan in the underlying text with President Obama’s lease sale program as submitted to Congress.

Hastings, Doc (WA)


Manager's Amendment. Would make technical corrections to the underlying bill.

Holt (NJ)


Would end free drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by requiring oil companies to pay in order to receive new leases on public lands.

Holt (NJ)


Would strike the provision that requires the Secretary of Interior to conduct a single multi-sale environmental impact statement for all of the new areas opened for drilling by the underlying bill.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion that will be responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities. The office would assess the diversity policies and practices in the Department and take affirmative steps to seek diversity in the workforce the Department at all levels.

Jackson Lee (TX)


REVISED Would require a study prior to the implementation of this act to determine the efficacy of utilizing a single Environmental Impact Statement under this Act.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would establish an Office of Energy Employment and Training.

Markey, Edward (MA)


Would prohibit gas produced under new leases authorized by this legislation from being exported to foreign countries.

Markey, Edward (MA)


Would create a statutory requirement that new leases offered pursuant to this act include drilling safety improvements in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Pallone (NJ), Holt (NJ)


Would strike all leases sales in the mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic.

Richardson (CA)


Would add a new section which provides that in determining the areas off the coast of California to be made available for leasing under this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall consult with the Governor and legislature of the State of California.

Runyan (NJ)


Would allow the people of the state of New Jersey to opt out of leases within New Jersey’s administrative boundaries, via a referendum vote.

Tonko (NY)


Would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from awarding a lease to a bidder on offshore oil and gas leases if the bidder does not disclose information about the campaign and SuperPac contributions the bidder made to influence an election for federal office during the 5-year period preceding the submission of the bid to the Secretary.