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HR 6384

110th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. R. 6384

To provide a comprehensive plan for greater American energy independence.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2008

Mr. BISHOP of Utah (for himself, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. SALI, Mr. CANNON, Mr. HELLER of Nevada, Mr. HERGER, Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. RENZI, Mrs. MUSGRAVE, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. REHBERG, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. PETERSON of Pennsylvania, Mr. PEARCE, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. UPTON, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. WALDEN of Oregon, Mr. SHADEGG, Mr. WALBERG, and Mrs. MYRICK) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Science and Technology, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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 a comprehensive plan for greater American energy independence.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

TITLE I--OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

TITLE II--OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM FOR COASTAL PLAIN OF ALASKA

TITLE III--OIL SHALE AND TAR SANDS

TITLE IV--COAL

TITLE V--NUCLEAR

TITLE VI--CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY

TITLE VII--PROMOTE GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION

TITLE VIII--INCREASING AMERICA'S GASOLINE REFINING CAPABILITIES

TITLE IX--COMMON SENSE REGULATORY RELIEF AND POLICY REFORM

TITLE X--TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING OF CERTAIN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES

TITLE XI--RESTORE OUR DOMESTIC ENERGY WORKFORCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

TITLE XII--TAPPING AMERICA'S INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

TITLE I--OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 102. POLICY.

SEC. 103. DEFINITIONS UNDER THE SUBMERGED LANDS ACT.

SEC. 104. SEAWARD BOUNDARIES OF STATES.

SEC. 105. EXCEPTIONS FROM CONFIRMATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF STATES TITLE, POWER, AND RIGHTS.

SEC. 106. DEFINITIONS UNDER THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT.

SEC. 107. DETERMINATION OF ADJACENT ZONES AND PLANNING AREAS.

SEC. 108. ADMINISTRATION OF LEASING.

SEC. 109. GRANT OF LEASES BY SECRETARY.

SEC. 110. DISPOSITION OF RECEIPTS.

SEC. 111. RESERVATION OF LANDS AND RIGHTS.

SEC. 112. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LEASING PROGRAM.

SEC. 113. COORDINATION WITH ADJACENT STATES.

SEC. 114. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.

SEC. 115. FEDERAL ENERGY NATURAL RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2008.

SEC. 116. TERMINATION OF EFFECT OF LAWS PROHIBITING THE SPENDING OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

SEC. 117. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF INCOMPATIBLE USE.

SEC. 118. REPURCHASE OF CERTAIN LEASES.

SEC. 119. OFFSITE ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION.

SEC. 120. MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE.

SEC. 121. AUTHORITY TO USE DECOMMISSIONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS AND OTHER FACILITIES FOR ARTIFICIAL REEF, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, OR OTHER USES.

`SEC. 10. USE OF DECOMMISSIONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS AND OTHER FACILITIES FOR ARTIFICIAL REEF, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, OR OTHER USES.

SEC. 122. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT TO CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVE INVENTORY OF OCS OIL AND NATURAL GAS RESOURCES.

SEC. 123. ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE MINERAL LEASE FEES.

SEC. 124. OCS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

SEC. 125. LEASES FOR AREAS LOCATED WITHIN 100 MILES OF CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA.

SEC. 126. COASTAL IMPACT ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 127. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS TO BUY AND BUILD AMERICAN.

SEC. 128. REPEAL OF THE GULF OF MEXICO ENERGY SECURITY ACT OF 2006.

SEC. 129. REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL FEE FOR NEW APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS TO DRILL.

SEC. 130. CREDIT FOR PRODUCING FUEL FROM NONCONVENTIONAL SOURCES TO APPLY TO GAS PRODUCED ONSHORE FROM FORMATIONS MORE THAN 15,000 FEET DEEP.

SEC. 131. TAX CREDIT FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURED FROM INDUSTRIAL SOURCES AND USED IN ENHANCED OIL AND NATURAL GAS RECOVERY.

`SEC. 45P. CREDIT FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURED FROM INDUSTRIAL SOURCES AND USED AS A TERTIARY INJECTANT IN ENHANCED OIL AND NATURAL GAS RECOVERY.

TITLE II--OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM FOR COASTAL PLAIN OF ALASKA

SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 202. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 203. LEASING PROGRAM FOR LANDS WITHIN THE COASTAL PLAIN.

SEC. 204. LEASE SALES.

SEC. 205. GRANT OF LEASES BY THE SECRETARY.

SEC. 206. LEASE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

SEC. 207. COASTAL PLAIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

SEC. 208. EXPEDITED JUDICIAL REVIEW.

SEC. 209. FEDERAL AND STATE DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES.

SEC. 210. RIGHTS-OF-WAY ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN.

SEC. 211. CONVEYANCE.

SEC. 212. LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPACT AID AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSISTANCE.

TITLE III--OIL SHALE AND TAR SANDS

SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 302. REPEAL OF LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR REGULATIONS REGARDING A COMMERCIAL LEASING PROGRAM FOR OIL SHALE RESOURCES ON PUBLIC LANDS.

SEC. 303. PERMANENT FUNDING FOR PILT AND REFUGE REVENUE SHARING.

`SEC. 6906. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 304. REAUTHORIZATION OF THE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF 2000.

SEC. 305. OIL SHALE AND TAR SANDS AMENDMENTS.

SEC. 306. REPEAL.

TITLE IV--COAL

SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 402. STANDBY LOANS FOR QUALIFYING COAL-TO-LIQUIDS PROJECTS.

SEC. 403. GOVERNMENT AUCTION OF LONG TERM PUT OPTION CONTRACTS ON COAL-TO-LIQUID FUEL PRODUCED BY QUALIFIED COAL-TO-LIQUID FACILITIES.

TITLE V--NUCLEAR

SEC. 501. USE OF FUNDS FOR RECYCLING.

SEC. 502. RULEMAKING FOR LICENSING OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL RECYCLING FACILITIES.

SEC. 503. NUCLEAR WASTE FUND BUDGET STATUS.

SEC. 504. WASTE CONFIDENCE.

SEC. 505. ASME NUCLEAR CERTIFICATION CREDIT.

`SEC. 45O. ASME NUCLEAR CERTIFICATION CREDIT.

TITLE VI--CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY

SEC. 601. TRUST FUND.

`SEC. 9511. AMERICAN ENERGY TRUST FUND.

SEC. 602. DEVELOPING SOLAR ENERGY ON FEDERAL LANDS.

TITLE VII--PROMOTE GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION

SEC. 701. INCREASE AND EXTENSION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS DEDUCTION.

SEC. 702. PERMANENT EXTENSION OF THE CREDIT FOR NONBUSINESS ENERGY PROPERTY, THE CREDIT FOR GAS PRODUCED FROM BIOMASS AND FOR SYNTHETIC FUELS PRODUCED FROM COAL, AND THE CREDIT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES.

SEC. 703. EXTENSION AND CLARIFICATION OF NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CREDIT.

SEC. 704. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF DEDUCTION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

SEC. 705. DEDUCTION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT LOW-RISE BUILDINGS.

`SEC. 179F. ENERGY EFFICIENT LOW-RISE BUILDINGS DEDUCTION.

TITLE VIII--INCREASING AMERICA'S GASOLINE REFINING CAPABILITIES

SEC. 801. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 802. STATE ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 803. REFINERY PROCESS COORDINATION AND PROCEDURES.

SEC. 804. DESIGNATION OF CLOSED MILITARY BASES.

SEC. 805. SAVINGS CLAUSE.

SEC. 806. REFINERY REVITALIZATION REPEAL.

SEC. 807. NEW SOURCE REVIEW UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT.

`SEC. 132 NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

SEC. 808. DESIGNATION OF NEW REFINING CAPACITY ON BROWNFIELD SITES.

SEC. 809. YEAR EXTENSION OF ELECTION TO EXPENSE CERTAIN REFINERIES.

TITLE IX--COMMON SENSE REGULATORY RELIEF AND POLICY REFORM

SEC. 901. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT.

SEC. 902. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF SOLAR ENERGY AND FUEL CELL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

SEC. 903. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT TO DEDUCT FROM AN AMOUNT PAYABLE TO EACH STATE.

SEC. 904. PRODUCTION CREDIT FOR ELECTRICITY PRODUCED FROM CONVENTIONAL HYDROPOWER PROJECTS.

SEC. 905. DEFINITION OF RENEWABLE BIOMASS.

SEC. 906. NEPA JUDICIAL REVIEW.

`SEC. 106. JUDICIAL REVIEW.

TITLE X--TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING OF CERTAIN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES

SEC. 1001. TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING OF CERTAIN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES NOT SUBJECT TO PRIVATE BUSINESS USE TEST.

TITLE XI--RESTORE OUR DOMESTIC ENERGY WORKFORCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

SEC. 1101. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 1102. POLICY.

SEC. 1103. MAINTAINING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 1104. FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS.

SEC. 1105. USE OF FUNDS BY INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 1106. ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL CENTER.

SEC. 1107. STAKEHOLDER COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION.

SEC. 1108. CAREER TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION.

SEC. 1109. NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS.

SEC. 1110. NUCLEAR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 1111. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

TITLE XII--TAPPING AMERICA'S INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY

SEC. 1201. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 1202. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

SEC. 1203. PRIZE AUTHORITY.

SEC. 1204. ELIGIBILITY.

SEC. 1205. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

SEC. 1206. WAIVER OF LIABILITY.

SEC. 1207. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 1208. NEXT GENERATION AUTOMOBILE PRIZE PROGRAM.

SEC. 1209. ADVANCED BATTERY MANUFACTURING INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

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