H. Res. 691: H.R. 4480 - Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 245-178 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-183 on June 20, 2012.

MANAGERS: Polis/Bishop

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 691

[Report No. 112-540]

 

 

H.R. 4480 - Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides two hours of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-24 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4480) to provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas exploration, development, and production under oil and gas leases of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Defense in response to a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this resolution and shall not exceed two hours equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-24. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1. Hastings, Doc (WA)

#43 Manager's Amendment. Would make technical
corrections, eliminate the designation of the Colville River as an Aquatic Resource of National  importance and require additional right of ways planned into and out of the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.

10 minutes

2. Polis (CO)

#18 Would exclude hydraulic fracturing activities within 1,000 feet of a primary or secondary school.

10 minutes

3. Terry (NE), Mack (FL)

#35 (REVISED) Would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (PERC) to issue a permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline within 30 days from the day an application is submitted to the PERC. The proposed pipeline is from the Canadian border to the South  Dakota/Nebraska border

10 minutes

4. Quigley (IL)

#29 Would seek to ensure that protection of the marine and coastal environment is of primary importance in making areas of the outer Continental Shelf available for leasing,
exploration, and development rather than expeditious development of oil and gas resources, to prohibit oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development in important ecological areas of the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.

10 minutes

5. McKinley (WV)

#11 Would require the consultation and input of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee within Title II of the legislation. NETL will work with the Committee to analyze and report on the impacts of the rules and actions of the EPA on our nation's gasoline, diesel fuel, and natural gas prices.

10 minutes

6. McKinley (WV)

#12 Would require under section 203 of the bill to conduct an analysis relating to any other matters that affect the growth, stability, and sustainability of the nation's oil and gas industries, particularly relating to that of other nations. Would require the Committee to look at the actions, or inactions, of other nation's regulations, enforcements, and
matters relating to the oil and gas industry, and how they have either helped positively or negatively towards the oil and gas industries in those other nations.

10 minutes

7. Waxman (CA)

#17 Would provide that the rules described in section 205(a) shall not be delayed if the pollution that would be controlled by the rules contributes to asthma attacks, acute and chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, premature death, or other serious harms to human health.

10 minutes

8. Connolly (VA)

#36 Would define the term "public health" in the Clean Air Act.

10 minutes

9. Green, Gene (TX)

#20 Would strike section 206 of the bill, which would require the consideration of feasibility and costs in revising or supplementing national ambient air quality standards for ozone.

10 minutes

10. Terry (NE)

#7 Would give the EPA the ability to waive certain fuel requirements in a geographic area, when there is a problem with distribution or delivery of fuel or fuel additives, for a period of 20 days, which could also be extended for another 20 days if the conditions exist. Would direct the EPA and Department of Energy to conduct the Fuel Harmonization Study required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by June 2014.

10 minutes

11. Rush (IL)

#28 Would provide that Sections 205 and 206 shall cease to be effective if the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration determines that implementation of this title is not projected to lower gasoline prices and create jobs in the United States within 10 years.

10 minutes

12. Holt (NJ)

#34 Would seek to reduce the number of onshore leases on which oil and gas production is not occurring as an incentive for oil and gas companies to begin producing on the leases that they already hold.

10 minutes

13. Lewis, John (GA)

#9 Would clarify that the section requiring a $5,000 protest fee shall not infringe upon the protections afforded by the First Amendment to the Constitution to petition for the redress of grievances.

10 minutes

14. Amodei (NV)

#42 (REVISED) Would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from moving any aspect of the Solid Minerals program administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM).

10 minutes

15. Markey, Edward (MA)

#5 Would prohibit oil and gas produced under new leases authorized by this legislation from being exported to foreign countries.

10 minutes

16. Landry (LA)

#14 Would raise the cap of revenue shared among the Gulf States who produce energy on the Outer Continental Shelf starting in FY2023 from $500 million to $750 million.

10 minutes

17. Rigell (VA)

#30 Would require the Secretary of The Interior to include Outer Continental Shelf(OCS) Lease Sale 220 off the coast of Virginia in the 5 Year Plan for OCS oil and gas drilling and to conduct Lease Sale 220 within one year of enactment. In addition, the amendment would also ensure that no oil and gas drilling may be conducted off the coast of Virginia which would conflict with military operations.

10 minutes

18. Holt (NJ)

#33 Would end free drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by requiring oil companies to pay in order to receive new leases on public lands.

10 minutes

19. Wittman (VA), Rigell (VA)

#45 (LATE) Would streamline the process for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to approve temporary infrastructure, such as towers or buoys, to test and develop offshore wind power in the Outer Continental Shelf.

10 minutes

20. Westmoreland (GA), Braley (IA)

#47 (LATE) Would lessen the regulatory burden on deli -style display cases by making Service-Over-the-Counter (SOTC) refrigerator units into a separate product classification.

10 minutes

21. Bass (CA)

#3 8 Would require the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee to conduct an analysis of how to shield American consumers and the United States economy from gasoline price fluctuations and supply disruptions in the oil market by reducing the dependence of the United States on oil.

10 minutes

22. Bass (CA)

#39 Would require the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee to assess the impact of human exposure to pollutants in the air, water, and land.

10 minutes

23. Capps (CA)

#15 Would remove the requirements in Title II of the bill to conduct an analysis, issue a report, and delay rules if the Secretary of Energy determines that the analyses are "infeasible to conduct, require data that does not exist, or would generate results subject to such large estimates of uncertainty that the results would be neither reliable nor useful."

10 minutes

24. Hanabusa (HI)

#1 Would require 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.

10 minutes

25. Speier (CA)

#26 Would strike language in the underlying legislation that would require drilling permits to be deemed approved a 60 day deadline, which could expose public lands to undue risk.

10 minutes

26. DeLauro (CT), Markey, Edward (MA), Frank (MA)

#3 Would require $128 million received from the sale of new leases to be made available to fully fund the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to limit speculation in energy markets.

10 minutes

27. Jackson Lee (TX)

#23 Would establish an Office of Energy Employment and Training, as well as, an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion that would be responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities.

10 minutes