HR 1861

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1861

To greatly enhance America's path toward energy independence and economic and national security, to conserve energy use, to promote innovation, to achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land, to rebuild our Nation's aging roads, bridges, locks, and dams, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 12, 2011

Mr. MURPHY of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. WALZ of Minnesota, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. COSTA, Mr. PAULSEN, Mr. DONNELLY of Indiana, Mrs. CAPITO, Mr. STIVERS, Mr. CRITZ, Mr. MEEHAN, and Mr. BOSWELL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Science, Space, and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, the Budget, the Judiciary, Rules, and Education and the Workforce, 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 greatly enhance America's path toward energy independence and economic and national security, to conserve energy use, to promote innovation, to achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land, to rebuild our Nation's aging roads, bridges, locks, and dams, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--OFFSHORE LEASING AND OTHER ENERGY PROVISIONS

Subtitle A--Offshore Leasing

Subtitle B--Expedited Judicial Review

Subtitle C--Other Energy Provisions

TITLE II--MODIFYING THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE AND FUNDING CONSERVATION AND ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

TITLE III--CLEANER ENERGY PRODUCTION AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCENTIVES

TITLE IV--INCREASE DIVERSIFICATION AND EFFICIENCY OF AMERICA'S TRANSPORTATION AND ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Subtitle A--Diversification of Fuel Source for America's Short-Haul Transportation System

Subtitle B--Incentives for Diversification of Transportation

Subtitle C--Low-Carbon Diversification of Electric System

TITLE I--OFFSHORE LEASING AND OTHER ENERGY PROVISIONS

Subtitle A--Offshore Leasing

SEC. 101. LEASING PROGRAM CONSIDERED APPROVED.

SEC. 102. LEASE SALES.

SEC. 103. SEAWARD BOUNDARIES OF STATES.

SEC. 104. MILITARY OPERATIONS.

SEC. 105. COORDINATION WITH ADJACENT STATES.

SEC. 106. GULF OF MEXICO OIL AND GAS.

SEC. 107. SHARING OF REVENUES.

SEC. 108. INVENTORY OF OFFSHORE ENERGY RESOURCES.

SEC. 109. PROHIBITIONS ON SURFACE OCCUPANCY AND OTHER APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS.

Subtitle B--Expedited Judicial Review

SEC. 121. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 122. EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER CAUSES AND CLAIMS RELATING TO COVERED OIL AND NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 123. TIME FOR FILING PETITION; STANDING.

SEC. 124. TIMETABLE.

SEC. 125. LIMITATION ON SCOPE OF REVIEW AND RELIEF.

SEC. 126. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

SEC. 127. LEGAL FEES.

SEC. 128. EXCLUSION.

Subtitle C--Other Energy Provisions

SEC. 131. ELIMINATION OF RESTRICTION ON ENERGY ALTERNATIVES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

`SEC. 132. NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

SEC. 132. POLICIES REGARDING BUYING AND BUILDING AMERICAN.

SEC. 133. CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM.

TITLE II--MODIFYING THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE AND FUNDING CONSERVATION AND ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

SEC. 201. FINDINGS.

SEC. 202. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 203. OBJECTIVES.

SEC. 204. MODIFICATION OF THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE.

SEC. 205. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY FUND.

TITLE III--CLEANER ENERGY PRODUCTION AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCENTIVES

SEC. 301. EXTENSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT.

SEC. 302. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES.

SEC. 303. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR NONBUSINESS ENERGY PROPERTY.

SEC. 304. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENT PROPERTY.

SEC. 305. EXTENSION OF NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CREDIT.

SEC. 306. EXTENSION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS DEDUCTION.

SEC. 307. EXTENSION OF ENERGY CREDIT.

SEC. 308. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR NEW CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY BONDS.

SEC. 309. EXPENSING OF MECHANICAL INSULATION PROPERTY.

`SEC. 179F. MECHANICAL INSULATION PROPERTY.

TITLE IV--INCREASE DIVERSIFICATION AND EFFICIENCY OF AMERICA'S TRANSPORTATION AND ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Subtitle A--Diversification of Fuel Source for America's Short-Haul Transportation System

SEC. 401. MINIMUM FEDERAL FLEET REQUIREMENT.

SEC. 402. USE OF HOV FACILITIES BY LIGHT-DUTY, PLUG-IN ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLES OR NEW QUALIFIED ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLES.

SEC. 403. RECHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

SEC. 404. LOAN GUARANTEES FOR ADVANCED BATTERY PURCHASES.

`SEC. 137. LOAN GUARANTEES FOR ADVANCED BATTERY PURCHASES.

SEC. 405. STUDY OF END-OF-USEFUL-LIFE OPTIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERIES.

SEC. 406. STUDY AND DEMONSTRATION ELECTRIFICATION OF POSTAL FLEET.

SEC. 407. STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT OF COMMON STANDARDS FOR PHEVS AND EVS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE AND ASIA.

Subtitle B--Incentives for Diversification of Transportation

SEC. 420. AMENDMENT OF 1986 CODE.

SEC. 421. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF CREDIT FOR FUEL CELL, HYBRID, LEAN BURN, AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES.

SEC. 422. EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF CREDIT FOR NEW QUALIFIED PLUG-IN ELECTRIC DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLES.

SEC. 423. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR CERTAIN PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

SEC. 424. TAX CREDIT FOR MOST EFFICIENT VEHICLE IN CLASS.

`SEC. 30E. MOST EFFICIENT VEHICLE IN CLASS CREDIT.

SEC. 425. EXTENSION OF CREDIT AND EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY INCREASE IN CREDIT FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE REFUELING PROPERTY.

SEC. 426. MODIFICATION OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL CREDIT.

SEC. 427. EXTENSION OF CREDITS FOR BIODIESEL AND RENEWABLE DIESEL.

Subtitle C--Low-Carbon Diversification of Electric System

SEC. 431. INNOVATIVE LOW-CARBON LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM.

SEC. 432. ENSURING REVENUES ARE SUFFICIENT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF TITLE IV.

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