HR 1777

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1777

To provide consumer relief for artificially high gas prices, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 2011

Mr. LATTA (for himself, Mr. WALBERG, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. FLORES, Mr. WALSH of Illinois, Mr. PITTS, Mrs. LUMMIS, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. ROSS of Florida, Mr. WEST, Mr. GUINTA, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr. LONG, Mr. MANZULLO, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. MCKINLEY, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. WESTMORELAND, Mr. AKIN, Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. CULBERSON, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina, Mr. CHAFFETZ, Mrs. CAPITO, Mr. GRIMM, Mr. HUELSKAMP, Mr. HERGER, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. SCALISE, Mr. JORDAN, and Mr. ROKITA) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide consumer relief for artificially high gas prices, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--END OF PRESIDENTIAL PERMATORIUM ON AMERICA'S OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF RESOURCES

Subtitle A--Outer Continental Shelf

Subtitle B--Arctic Coastal Plain

TITLE II--REVOCATION OF ENERGY-RESTRICTING BLM LOCKUP

Subtitle A--Expedited Shale Leasing of Federal Lands

Subtitle B--Judicial Review Regarding Energy Projects

Subtitle C--Permitting Reform

TITLE III--RELIEF FROM REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS THAT CAUSE ARTIFICIAL PRICE INCREASES

Subtitle A--Relief From EPA Climate Change Regulations and Federal Prohibitions on Synthetic Fuels

Subtitle B--Refinery Reform

TITLE I--END OF PRESIDENTIAL PERMATORIUM ON AMERICA'S OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF RESOURCES

SEC. 101. DEADLINE FOR CERTAIN PERMIT APPLICATIONS UNDER EXISTING LEASES.

Subtitle A--Outer Continental Shelf

SEC. 111. END MORATORIUM OF OIL AND GAS LEASING IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.

SEC. 112. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF DIRECTED LEASE SALES.

SEC. 113. LEASING PROGRAM CONSIDERED APPROVED.

SEC. 114. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LEASE SALES.

SEC. 115. RESTRICTIONS ON LEASING OF THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF.

SEC. 116. SHARING OF OCS RECEIPTS WITH STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

Subtitle B--Arctic Coastal Plain

SEC. 121. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 122. LEASING PROGRAM FOR LAND WITHIN THE COASTAL PLAIN.

SEC. 123. LEASE SALES.

SEC. 124. GRANT OF LEASES BY THE SECRETARY.

SEC. 125. LEASE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

SEC. 126. EXPEDITED JUDICIAL REVIEW.

SEC. 127. RIGHTS-OF-WAY ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN.

SEC. 128. CONVEYANCE.

TITLE II--REVOCATION OF ENERGY-RESTRICTING BLM LOCKUP

SEC. 201. REVOCATION OF SECRETARIAL ORDER NO. 3310.

Subtitle A--Expedited Shale Leasing of Federal Lands

SEC. 211. OPENING OF LANDS TO OIL SHALE LEASING.

Subtitle B--Judicial Review Regarding Energy Projects

SEC. 221. EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER CAUSES AND CLAIMS RELATING TO COVERED ENERGY PROJECTS.

SEC. 222. TIME FOR FILING COMPLAINT.

SEC. 223. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEADLINE.

SEC. 224. ABILITY TO SEEK APPELLATE REVIEW.

SEC. 225. DEADLINE FOR APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT.

SEC. 226. COVERED ENERGY PROJECT DEFINED.

SEC. 227. LIMITATION ON APPLICATION.

Subtitle C--Permitting Reform

SEC. 231. PURPOSES.

SEC. 232. FEDERAL COORDINATOR.

SEC. 233. REGIONAL OFFICES AND REGIONAL PERMIT COORDINATORS.

SEC. 234. REVIEWS AND ACTIONS OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

SEC. 235. STATE COORDINATION.

SEC. 236. SAVINGS PROVISION.

SEC. 237. ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW.

SEC. 238. AMENDMENTS TO PUBLICATION PROCESS.

SEC. 239. REPEAL OF FEE FOR PERMITS TO DRILL.

SEC. 240. ALASKA OFFSHORE CONTINENTAL SHELF COORDINATION OFFICE.

TITLE III--RELIEF FROM REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS THAT CAUSE ARTIFICIAL PRICE INCREASES

Subtitle A--Relief From EPA Climate Change Regulations and Federal Prohibitions on Synthetic Fuels

SEC. 301. REPEAL OF EPA CLIMATE CHANGE REGULATION.

SEC. 302. REPEAL OF FEDERAL BAN ON SYNTHETIC FUELS PURCHASING REQUIREMENT.

Subtitle B--Refinery Reform

SEC. 311. REFINERY PERMITTING PROCESS.

SEC. 312. EXISTING REFINERY PERMIT APPLICATION DEADLINE.

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