Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1965 - Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Nov 18, 2013 3:11 PM

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Castor (FL)


LATE Delays flood insurance premium changes until the completion of affordability study.

Connolly (VA)


Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the number and total acres of approved drilling applications that have remained inactive for more than five years. It authorizes the Secretary to resell such leases and to apply them toward the minimum acreage requirement.

DeFazio (OR)


Authorizes $10 million of the revenue generated by the underlying bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets.

DeFazio (OR)


Prohibits the export of oil and gas produced from public lands pursuant to the underlying legislation.

Grayson (FL)


LATE Strikes “and shall be eligible for categorical exclusions under section 390 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15942), except that it shall not be subject to the test of extraordinary circumstances” beginning on page 16, line 22.

Hanabusa (HI)


Requires the Secretary of Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture to include in their Quadrennial Federal Onshore Energy Production Strategy, the best estimate, based upon commercial and scientific data, of the expected increase in domestic production of geothermal, solar, wind, or other renewable energy sources on lands designated as Hawaiian Home Lands that the state agency or department responsible for the administration of these lands selects to be used for energy production.

Hastings, Doc (WA)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Adjusts the amount of funds authorized to be made available to BLM field offices for energy permitting to ensure bill has a positive (deficit reducing) score.

Holt (NJ)


LATE Requires the Secretary to consider how to reduce the number of nonproducing oil and gas leases as part of the quadrennial energy strategy.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Preserves First Amendment Right To Petition.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Eliminates prohibition of award of attorney fees which otherwise would be recoverable under Equal Access to Justice Act.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Eliminates new $5,000 filing fee to protest award of lease as unwarranted infringement on right of access to justice for aggrieved parties.

Lowenthal (CA)


Allows the Secretary of Interior to continue to review actions that generally qualify for Categorical Exclusions to NEPA for possible Extraordinary Circumstances (e.g. Violations of a Federal law, or a State, local, or tribal law or requirement) which would then supersede the Categorical Exclusion and require further NEPA review.

Marino (PA)


LATE Requires the Secretary of Interior to include Federal lands as a part of its plan to address new demands for oil and gas pipelines.

Polis (CO), Huffman (CA)


Requires National Academy of Sciences to study and report to Congress about the impact of flooding on oil and gas facilities and the resulting instances of leaking and spills from tanks, wells, and pipelines.

Polis (CO), Napolitano (CA)


Requires the Director of the United States Geological Survey to study and prepare a report regarding the potential impacts of oil shale leasing on the quantity and quality of water available for agricultural and municipal use in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Terry (NE)


The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with affected states, shall designate natural gas fueling corridors, taking into consideration several factors and report its designation to Congress.