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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date
06/27/2013 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 171 (Roll no. 293).
06/06/2013 Committee on Financial Services discharged.
06/06/2013 Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
06/06/2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-101, Part I.
04/18/2013 Introduced in House

All Actions (39)

Date Chamber
10/01/2013 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-104.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
07/08/2013 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
06/27/2013-3:05pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/27/2013-3:05pm House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 171 (Roll no. 293).
06/27/2013-2:58pm House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 232 (Roll no. 292).
06/27/2013-2:50pm House The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4107)
06/27/2013-2:41pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garcia motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require that, prior to the commencement of drilling operations authorized under this bill, the Secretary of the Interior ensure that requirements are met for well safety, blowout protection, and risk assessment. The amendment would also require increased fines for every day in which a well is found to be in violation of these requirements and give the Secretary authority to collect these fines and also to increase their maximum amounts.
06/27/2013-2:41pm House Mr. Garcia moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H4106; text CR H4106)
06/27/2013-2:40pm House H.Amdt.232 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A001) as modified Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 213 - 213 (Roll no. 291).
06/27/2013-2:09pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4105-4108)
06/27/2013-2:09pm House Before the House recessed, the Chair had declared that the noes had prevailed by voice vote on the Grayson amendment. Mr. Grayson demanded the yeas and nays.
06/27/2013-2:09pm House Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1613 resumed.
06/27/2013-1:54pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that further proceedings on H.R. 1613 had been postponed.
06/27/2013-1:54pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed.
06/27/2013-1:53pm House H.Amdt.232 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4105)
06/27/2013-1:44pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of the Grayson amendment No. 1, as modified.
06/27/2013-1:44pm House H.Amdt.232 Grayson amendment (A001) modified pursuant to the order of the House of June 27, 2013.
06/27/2013-1:44pm House H.Amdt.232 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H4104-4105; text: CR H4104)
06/27/2013-12:57pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1613.
06/27/2013-12:56pm House Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
06/27/2013-12:56pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274. (consideration: CR H4096-4108; text of measure as reported in House: CR H4097-4098)
06/27/2013-12:56pm House AMENDMENT MODIFICATION AUTHORITY - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H.Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified. Agreed to without objection. ((consideration: CR H4096-4097; text of certain modified House amendments: CR H4097)
06/25/2013-9:12pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 274 Reported to House. Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
06/06/2013 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 70.
06/06/2013 House Committee on Financial Services discharged.
06/06/2013 House Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
06/06/2013 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-101, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/15/2013 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 16.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/15/2013 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/15/2013 House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/06/2013 House Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/06/2013 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
04/25/2013 House Committee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/19/2013 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/18/2013 House Referred to House Financial Services
04/18/2013 House Referred to House Foreign Affairs
04/18/2013 House Referred to House Natural Resources
04/18/2013 House Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/18/2013 House Introduced in House

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources04/18/2013 Referred to
04/25/2013 Hearings by
05/15/2013 Markup by
06/06/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-101
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources04/19/2013 Referred to
05/15/2013 Discharged from
House Foreign Affairs04/18/2013 Referred to
06/06/2013 Discharged from
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade05/06/2013 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere05/06/2013 Referred to
House Financial Services04/18/2013 Referred to
06/06/2013 Discharged from
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/08/2013 Referred to
10/01/2013 Hearings by

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Subjects (17)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Business records
  • Canada
  • Caribbean area
  • Congressional oversight
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Department of the Interior
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Government studies and investigations
  • International law and treaties
  • Mexico
  • Oil and gas
  • Russia
  • Securities

Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (06/27/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 6, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act - Title I: Amendment to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act - (Sec. 101) Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement any agreement for the management of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs entered into by the President and approved by Congress.

Prescribes procedures for submission of such agreements to Congress.

Authorizes the Secretary to implement the terms of the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, signed at Los Cabos, February 20, 2012 (the Agreement), including: (1) approving unitization agreements and related arrangements for the exploration, development, or production of oil and natural gas from transboundary reservoirs or geological structures; (2) making available, subject to the agreement's confidentiality protections, information pertaining to such activities that may be considered confidential, privileged, or proprietary; and (3) ensuring that only the operator, lessee, or inspection staff at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement have authority to stop work on such activities on any production site attached to the U.S. seabed.

Exempts from resources extraction reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 any actions taken by a public company in accordance with a transboundary hydrocarbon agreement.

Prohibits this Act from being construed as: (1) authorizing the Secretary to participate in any negotiations, conferences, or consultations with Cuba regarding exploration, development, or production of hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf of Mexico along the U.S. maritime border with Cuba (including the area known as the "Eastern Gap"); or (2) affecting U.S. sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the outer Continental Shelf which appertains to it.

Title II: Approval of Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement - (Sec. 201) Approves the Agreement.