Text: H.R.4888 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/29/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4888


To provide that the production safety systems rule and the well control rule in section 250 of title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, shall have the same force and effect of law as if such rules had been enacted by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 29, 2018

Ms. Barragán (for herself, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Crist, Mr. Soto, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Lee, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Suozzi, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Bass, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Keating, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Welch, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Gomez, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Ms. Blunt Rochester) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide that the production safety systems rule and the well control rule in section 250 of title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, shall have the same force and effect of law as if such rules had been enacted by an Act of Congress, 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 “Safe Coasts, Oceans, And Seaside Towns Act” or the “Safe COAST Act”.

SEC. 2. Force and effect of production safety systems rule and the well control rule.

Subparts D, E, F, G, H, and Q of section 250 of title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on January 1, 2018), shall have the same force and effect of law as if such subparts had been enacted by an Act of Congress.

SEC. 3. Study on BSEE offshore oil and gas operations inspection program.

The Secretary of the Interior shall contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to complete, not later than 21 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the study entitled “Review and Update of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program” that the Secretary of the Interior had previously contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to complete.


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