Summary: H.R.1596 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1596. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/13/2005)

Alternative Energy Enhancement Act of 2005 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant a lease, easement, right-of-way, license, or permit on the outer Continental Shelf for activities not otherwise authorized under specified statutes if those activities support or promote: (1) exploration, development, production, transportation, or storage of oil, natural gas, or other minerals; (2) production, transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil and gas; or (3) use, for energy-related or marine-related purposes, of facilities in use on or before enactment this Act.

Prescribes implementation and payment procedures.

Declares this Act inapplicable to any area on the outer Continental Shelf designated as a National Marine Sanctuary.