H.R.2157 - OCEAN Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] (Introduced 04/26/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2157 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/26/2017)
Outer Continental Shelf Energy Access Now Act or the OCEAN Act
This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the President's authority to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf.
The President may prohibit oil and gas leasing on areas of the outer Continental Shelf located in a national marine sanctuary designated in accordance with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act or by statute or rule.
Any suspension of operations under a lease arising from a state of war or declaration of national emergency shall be for 90 days and may be renewed.
The bill rescinds existing moratoriums on oil and gas leasing on areas of the outer Continental Shelf other than marine sanctuaries and national monuments.
The President may not declare or reserve any ocean waters or lands beneath ocean waters as a national monument.