HR 52

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 52

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that treatment of the issuance of any exploration plans, development production plans, development operation coordination documents, and lease sales required under Federal law for offshore drilling activity on the outer Continental Shelf as a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment for the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2011

Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia (for himself and Mr. TONKO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that treatment of the issuance of any exploration plans, development production plans, development operation coordination documents, and lease sales required under Federal law for offshore drilling activity on the outer Continental Shelf as a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment for the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF NEPA TO OFFSHORE DRILLING ACTIVITY.

`SEC. 32. APPLICATION OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969.

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