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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 205


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 12, 2019

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

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                                 AN ACT


 
To amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to permanently 
   extend the moratorium on leasing in certain areas of the Gulf of 
                                Mexico.

    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 ``Protecting and Securing Florida's 
Coastline Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. PERMANENT EXTENSION OF MORATORIUM ON LEASING IN CERTAIN AREAS 
              OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.

    Section 104(a) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 note) is amended by striking ``Effective during'' and 
all that follows through ``the Secretary'' and inserting ``The 
Secretary''.

SEC. 3. PRODUCTION SAFETY SYSTEMS AND WELL CONTROL.

    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. 4. INSPECTION FEE COLLECTION.

    Section 22 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 
1348) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Inspection Fees.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        collect from the operators of facilities subject to inspection 
        under subsection (c) non-refundable fees for such inspections--
                    ``(A) at an aggregate level equal to the amount 
                necessary to offset the annual expenses of inspections 
                of outer Continental Shelf facilities (including mobile 
                offshore drilling units) by the Secretary of the 
                Interior; and
                    ``(B) using a schedule that reflects the 
                differences in complexity among the classes of 
                facilities to be inspected.
            ``(2) Ocean energy safety fund.--There is established in 
        the Treasury a fund, to be known as the `Ocean Energy Safety 
        Fund' (referred to in this subsection as the `Fund'), into 
        which shall be deposited all amounts collected as fees under 
        paragraph (1) and which shall be available as provided under 
        paragraph (3).
            ``(3) Availability of fees.--Notwithstanding section 3302 
        of title 31, United States Code, all amounts deposited in the 
        Fund--
                    ``(A) shall be credited as offsetting collections;
                    ``(B) shall be available for expenditure for 
                purposes of carrying out inspections of outer 
                Continental Shelf facilities (including mobile offshore 
                drilling units) and the administration of the 
                inspection program under this section;
                    ``(C) shall be available only to the extent 
                provided for in advance in an appropriations Act; and
                    ``(D) shall remain available until expended.
            ``(4) Adjustment for inflation.--For each fiscal year 
        beginning after fiscal year 2020, the Secretary shall adjust 
        each dollar amount specified in this subsection for inflation 
        based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from fiscal 
        year 2020.
            ``(5) Annual fees.--Annual fees shall be collected under 
        this subsection for facilities that are above the waterline, 
        excluding drilling rigs, and are in place at the start of the 
        fiscal year. Fees for fiscal year 2020 shall be--
                    ``(A) $11,500 for facilities with no wells, but 
                with processing equipment or gathering lines;
                    ``(B) $18,500 for facilities with 1 to 10 wells, 
                with any combination of active or inactive wells; and
                    ``(C) $34,500 for facilities with more than 10 
                wells, with any combination of active or inactive 
                wells.
            ``(6) Fees for drilling rigs.--Fees shall be collected 
        under this subsection for drilling rigs on a per inspection 
        basis. Fees for fiscal year 2020 shall be--
                    ``(A) $33,500 per inspection for rigs operating in 
                water depths of 500 feet or more; and
                    ``(B) $18,500 per inspection for rigs operating in 
                water depths of less than 500 feet.
            ``(7) Fees for non-rig units.--Fees shall be collected 
        under this subsection for well operations conducted via non-rig 
        units as outlined in subparts D, E, F, and Q of part 250 of 
        title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, on a per inspection 
        basis. Fees for fiscal year 2020 shall be--
                    ``(A) $13,260 per inspection for non-rig units 
                operating in water depths of 2,500 feet or more;
                    ``(B) $11,530 per inspection for non-rig units 
                operating in water depths between 500 and 2,499 feet; 
                and
                    ``(C) $4,470 per inspection for non-rig units 
                operating in water depths of less than 500 feet.
            ``(8) Billing.--The Secretary shall bill designated 
        operators under paragraph (5) annually, with payment required 
        within 30 days of billing. The Secretary shall bill designated 
        operators under paragraph (6) within 30 days of the end of the 
        month in which the inspection occurred, with payment required 
        within 30 days after billing.''.

SEC. 5. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying 
with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

SEC. 6. 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.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 11, 2019.

            Attest:

                                             CHERYL L. JOHNSON,

                                                                 Clerk.

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