H.R.1989 - Florida Coast Protection Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] (Introduced 06/19/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||06/24/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1989 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/19/1997)
Florida Coast Protection Act of 1997 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to define preleasing activity to include: (1) the scheduling of a lease; (2) making of a request for industry interest; (3) the issuance of a call for information or a nomination; (4) the publication of a draft or final environmental impact statement; and (5) the performance of any form of rotary drilling in a prospective lease area.
Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from conducting any preleasing activity, or holding any lease sale in the South Atlantic Planning Area off the coast of Florida, the Straits of Florida Planning Area, or the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area within 100 miles of the Florida coast.
Requires the Secretary to cancel the six leases known as the "Pensacola Block 933 Unit." Prohibits the Secretary from approving any exploration or development plan or permit to drill with respect to such lease areas, prior to the Secretary's cancellation of those leases.
Provides for compensation to lessees owning canceled leases.