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Introduced in House (01/26/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 492

To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require responsible parties to pay the full cost of offshore oil spills, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 26, 2011

Mr. Holt (for himself, Mr. Inslee, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Garamendi, Ms. Woolsey, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Farr, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Speier, and Mr. Stark) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require responsible parties to pay the full cost of offshore oil spills, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Removal of limits on liability for offshore facilities.

(a) In general.—Section 1004(a) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2), by inserting “and” after the semicolon;

(2) by striking paragraph (3); and

(3) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3).

(b) Conforming amendments.—Section 1004(b)(2) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 is amended by striking the second sentence.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section take effect on April 15, 2010.