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BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014

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BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014

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A bill to expand and extend the program to improve permit coordination by the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
09/16/2014Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5649)
09/16/2014Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/05/2014Introduced in Senate

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
09/17/2014-3:42pmHouseHeld at the desk.
09/17/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/17/2014-10:33amHouseReceived in the House.
09/16/2014SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5649)
09/16/2014SenateS.Amdt.3822 Amendment SA 3822 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/16/2014SenateS.Amdt.3822 Amendment SA 3822 proposed by Senator Heitkamp for Senator Udall NM. (consideration: CR S5649; text: CR S5649) To clarify the uses of the BLM Permit Processing Improvement Fund.
09/16/2014SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5649)
09/16/2014SenateSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
07/29/2014SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-491.
06/05/2014SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources06/05/2014 Referred to
07/29/2014 Hearings by
09/16/2014 Discharged from

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Passed Senate amended (09/16/2014)

BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to make the Federal Permit Streamlining Project program permanent.

Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to collect for each of FY2016-FY2026 a fee of $9,500 for each new application for a drilling permit. Allocates specified percentages of such fees to: (1) the field offices that collected the fees used to process protests, leases, and permits; and (2) the BLM Permit Processing Improvement Fund, now divided into a Rental Account and a Fee Account.

Prohibits the Secretary, during FY2016-FY2026, from implementing a rulemaking that would enable an increase in fees to recover additional costs related to processing applications for drilling permits.

Makes the Fund available to the Secretary for expenditure for the coordination and processing of oil and gas use authorizations on Indian trust mineral estate land (as well as onshore federal land, as under current law).

Directs the Secretary to use: (1) the Rental Account and the Fee Account for this coordination and processing of oil and gas use authorizations, and (2) the Rental Account also for training for development of expertise related to coordinating and processing these authorizations.

Amends the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to make the rate of interest allowed and paid or credited for any royalty overpayment equal to the sum of the federal short-term rate plus one percentage point.