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Short Titles as Introduced

Offshore Accountability Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To require operators of offshore oil and gas facilities to report failures of critical systems to the Secretary of Interior, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/28/2020Introduced in House

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01/31/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/28/2020Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/28/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources01/28/2020 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources01/31/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/28/2020)

Offshore Accountability Act of 2020

This bill establishes disclosure and reporting requirements for operators of offshore oil or gas facilities after equipment failures of critical systems.

Such operators must notify the Department of the Interior and the manufacturers of the equipment of such failures. In addition, the operators must provide equipment failure analyses to Interior and the manufacturers. Interior must post the analyses on its website.

Finally, operators must report to Interior on (1) changes made by such manufacturers to the design of critical systems as the result of reported failures, and (2) changes in the operators' procedures as a result of reported failures.