Text: H.R.5697 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/01/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5697

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 1, 2010

Mr. Markey of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Olver, Mr. Hodes, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Lynch, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Pingree of Maine, and Ms. DeLauro) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Prohibition on offshore oil and gas leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area.

Section 8(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(9) The Secretary may not issue any oil and gas lease under this Act for any submerged lands in the North Atlantic Planning Area, as such area is designated on June 18, 2010.”.