S.828 - Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.828 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/14/2019)
Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act
This bill prohibits conducting geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. Geological and geophysical activities for oil and gas exploration generally include deep penetration seismic airgun surveys, electromagnetic surveys, deep stratigraphic and shallow test drilling, and various remote-sensing methods.
The geological and geophysical activities are described in a final programmatic environmental impact statement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management titled "Atlantic OCS Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities, Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas."