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116th Congress    }                                        {    Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                        {   116-200

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 205) 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; PROVIDING FOR 
   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1146) TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 115-97 
  (COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT) TO REPEAL THE ARCTIC 
 NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL AND GAS PROGRAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; 
 AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1941) TO AMEND THE 
  OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SECRETARY OF THE 
 INTERIOR INCLUDING IN ANY LEASING PROGRAM CERTAIN PLANNING AREAS, AND 
                           FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 September 9, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Hastings, from the Committee on Rules,
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 548]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 548, by a record vote of 9 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 205, 
Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019, under 
a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 116-29, modified by the amendment printed in 
part A of this report, shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution makes in order only those amendments 
printed in part B of this report. Each such amendment may be 
offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the 
House or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of 
this report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. The resolution provides for 
consideration of H.R. 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal 
Plain Protection Act, under a structured rule. The resolution 
provides one hour of general debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Natural Resources. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-
30, modified by the amendment printed in part C of this report, 
shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall 
be considered as read. The resolution waives all points of 
order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part 
D of this report. Each such amendment may be offered only in 
the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a 
Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in this report 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question in the House 
or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives all 
points of order against the amendments printed in part D of 
this report. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. The resolution provides for 
consideration of H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies 
Protection Act, under a structured rule. The resolution 
provides one hour of general debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Natural Resources. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-
31, modified by the amendment printed in part E of this report, 
shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall 
be considered as read. The resolution waives all points of 
order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part 
F of this report. Each such amendment may be offered only in 
the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a 
Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in this report 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question in the House 
or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives all 
points of order against the amendments printed in part F of 
this report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 205 includes waivers of the following:
           Clause 12(a)(1) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the bill 
        proposes to change current law.
           Clause 12(b) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the text of 
        the bill as proposed to be considered differs from the 
        text of the bill as reported.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 205, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part B of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 1146 includes waivers of the following:
           Clause 12(a)(1) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the bill 
        proposes to change current law.
           Clause 12(b) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the text of 
        the bill as proposed to be considered differs from the 
        text of the bill as reported.
           Clause 10 of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a measure that has a net effect of 
        increasing the deficit or reducing the surplus over the 
        five- or 10-year period; however, the budgetary effects 
        of the bill are fully offset over the 10-year period.
    The waiver of all points of order against provisions in 
H.R. 1146, as amended, includes a waiver of the following:
           Clause 5(a) of rule XXI, which prohibits a 
        bill carrying a tax or tariff measure from being 
        reported by a committee not having jurisdiction to 
        report tax or tariff measures.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part D of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 1941 includes:
           Clause 12(a)(1) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the bill 
        proposes to change current law.
           Clause 12(b) of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the text of 
        the bill as proposed to be considered differs from the 
        text of the bill as reported.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 1941, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part F of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 165

    Motion by Mr. Cole to add a section to the rule that 
provides that it shall be in order at any time through 
September 27, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that 
the House suspend the rules relating to the bill (H.R. 553) to 
amend Title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement 
for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit 
Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of 
veterans dependency and indemnity compensation, and for other 
purposes. Defeated: 4-9.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 166

    Motion by Ms. Scanlon to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Yea   Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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  SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 205 IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Grijalva (AZ): Makes a technical correction.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 205 IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. Crist (FL), Buchanan (FL), Hastings (FL), Shalala (FL), 
Wasserman Schultz (FL), Deutch (FL), Frankel (FL), Mucarsel-
Powell (FL), Murphy (FL), Soto (FL): Codifies the Well Control 
Rule and the Production Safety Systems Rule in their original 
forms. (10 minutes)
    2. Barragan (CA): Contracts the study entitled ``Review and 
Update of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement 
Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program'' to the 
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (10 
minutes)
    3. Gosar (AZ): Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, 
in consultation with USFWS, certifies that the offshore energy 
moratorium in the bill will not kill a substantial number of 
minority and women jobs. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1146 IN PART C CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Grijalva (AZ): Makes technical corrections.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1146 IN PART D MADE IN ORDER

    1. Young (AK): States that the repeal shall not take effect 
until the Alaska Natives who live and work closest to the 
proposed oil and gas development in the Coastal Plain of ANWR 
are thoroughly consulted regarding the effect of the bill on 
their quality of life and future. (10 minutes)
    2. Gosar (AZ): Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, 
in consultation with DOL, certifies that the offshore energy 
moratorium in the bill will not kill a substantial number of 
Native American, minority and women jobs. (10 minutes)
    3. Gosar (AZ): Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, 
in consultation with DOL, certifies that the bill will not harm 
Caribou herd populations. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1941 IN PART E CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Grijalva (AZ): Makes a technical correction.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1941 IN PART F MADE IN ORDER

    1. McClintock (CA): Allows (but does not mandate) the 
Pacific OCS planning area to be included in a future five-year 
leasing plan under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. (10 
minutes)
    2. Gosar (AZ): Changes the name of the bill to the Russian 
Energy Reliance and U.S. Poverty Act. (10 minutes)
    3. Lesko (AZ): Requires the Department of the Interior, in 
consultation with the Department of Defense, to confirm that 
this legislation poses no national security risk due to 
potential increases in dependence on foreign oil. (10 minutes)
    4. Langevin (RI): Requires a GAO study on the impacts of 
offshore drilling on coastal communities and coastal economies. 
(10 minutes)
    5. Rouda (CA): Adds a provision to the bill that would 
direct the Department of the Interior to make the information 
from the inspections and payments made into the `Ocean Energy 
Safety Fund' required by the bill available to the public, 
including information related to the operators, facilities, 
amounts paid into the fund, and inspection results. (10 
minutes)
    6. Levin, Andy (MI), Van Drew (NJ), Beyer (VA), Smith, 
Christopher (NJ): Establishes a moratorium on oil, gas, and 
methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the Atlantic 
Ocean. (10 minutes)
    7. Gosar (AZ): Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, 
in consultation with DOL, certifies that the offshore energy 
moratorium in the bill will not kill a substantial number of 
minority and women jobs. (10 minutes)
    8. Rouda (CA): Adds a provision to the bill that would 
require the Department of Commerce to complete an economic 
impact study/assessment of potential damage related to offshore 
oil drilling--including tourism, commercial fishing, 
recreational fishing, boating, transportation, and other 
waterfront-related and coastal-related business. (10 minutes)

      PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 205 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 4, line 21, strike ``rigs'' and insert ``non-rig 
units''.

          PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 205 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crist of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 1, after line 10, insert the following:

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.
  Page 1, line 11, strike ``3'' and insert ``4''.
  Page 5, line 5, strike ``4'' and insert ``5''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Barragan of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 5. 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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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, insert the following:

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Section 2 of this Act shall not be effective until the 
Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Director of 
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, finds that the 
moratorium under such section will not adversely affect jobs 
available to minorities and women.

      PART C--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1146 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 3, line 15, strike ``$23,000'' and insert ``$25,300''.
  Page 3, line 18, strike ``$37,000'' and insert ``$40,700''.
  Page 3, line 21, strike ``$69,000'' and insert ``$75,900''.
  Page 4, line 3, strike ``$67,000'' and insert ``$73,700''.
  Page 4, line 5, strike ``$37,000'' and insert ``$40,700''.
  Page 4, line 13, strike ``$26,520'' and insert ``$29,172''.
  Page 4, line 16, strike ``$23,060'' and insert ``$25,366''.
  Page 4, line 19, strike ``$8,940'' and insert ``$9,834''.
  Page 4, line 19, strike ``rigs'' and insert ``non-rig 
units''.

         PART D--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1146 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Young of Alaska or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  On page 1, line 6, strike ``Section'' and insert the 
following:
  (a) Section
  On page 1, after line 7, insert the following:
  (b) Tribal Consultation Requirement.--The repeal made by 
subsection (a) shall not take effect until--
          (1) the Secretary of the Interior completes a 
        thorough consultation with the Inupiat people regarding 
        the effect of this Act on the quality of life, human 
        rights, and future of the Inupiat people; and
          (2) by formal action Kaktovic Village approves of 
        such repeal.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, insert the following:

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Section 2 of this Act shall not be effective until the 
Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Labor, finds that the repeal under section 2 will not 
adversely affect jobs available to Native Americans, other 
minorities and women.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, insert the following:

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Section 2 of this Act shall not be effective until the 
Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Labor, finds that the repeal under section 2 will not 
adversely affect Caribou herd populations.

      PART E--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1941 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 5, line 7, strike ``rigs'' and insert ``non-rig units''.

         PART F--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1941 MADE IN ORDER

     1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McClintock of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 1, line 12-13, strike ``or the Pacific Region planning 
areas,''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 1, beginning on line 2, strike ``COASTAL AND MARINE 
ECONOMIES PROTECTION'' and insert ``RUSSIAN ENERGY RELIANCE AND 
UNITED STATES POVERTY''.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lesko of Arizona or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 5. RISK TO NATIONAL SECURITY.

  The Secretary of the Interior, after consulting with the 
Secretary of Defense, shall report to Congress on whether this 
Act poses a risk to national security due to potential increase 
in dependence on foreign oil.
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   4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Langevin of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 5. STUDYING THE IMPACTS OF OFFSHORE DRILLING ON COASTAL 
                    COMMUNITIES AND COASTAL ECONOMIES.

  (a) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources of the Senate a report on the impacts of offshore 
drilling on coastal communities and coastal economies.
  (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) shall--
          (1) address how oil and gas companies interact with 
        local stakeholders in advance of a siting decision, 
        including their meetings with fishermen;
          (2) investigate the impacts of offshore drilling on 
        tourism, including tradeoffs during normal operations 
        and economic impacts after a spill;
          (3) describe how the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
        Management works with other agencies, including the 
        National Marine Fisheries Service, to include 
        stakeholder input in advance of a siting decision;
          (4) address how quickly response teams can mitigate 
        environmental damage after a spill and how long 
        regional ecosystems take to recover following a spill;
          (5) describe any limitations on the quantity of 
        comparative data available on impacts to regions of the 
        Outer Continental Shelf that have not been sited for 
        drilling;
          (6) describe the impacts on commercial and 
        recreational fisheries from offshore drilling; and
          (7) address the economic impacts of oil spills on the 
        food supply of a region, including those food sources 
        that are distinctive to a region's culture.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rouda of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 1, after line 3, insert the following:

SEC. 2. PUBLICATION OF INSPECTION RESULTS.

  Section 22(c) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 
U.S.C. 1348(c)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``The'' and inserting the following:
  ``(a) In General.--The''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) Publication.--The Secretary shall make the following 
available to the public:
          ``(1) Any reports produced under this subsection.
          ``(2) The following information about each payment 
        made into the Ocean Energy Safety Fund under subsection 
        (g):
                  ``(A) The facility that was inspected.
                  ``(B) The name of the operator of such 
                facility.
                  ``(C) The amount of the payment.''.
  On page 1, line 4, strike ``2'' and insert ``3''.
  On page 2, line 1, strike ``3'' and insert ``4''.
  On page 5, line 16, strike ``4'' and insert ``5''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 5. MORATORIUM ON SEISMIC ACTIVITIES RELATED TO OIL, GAS, AND 
                    METHANE HYDRATE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE 
                    NORTH ATLANTIC, MID-ATLANTIC, SOUTH ATLANTIC, AND 
                    STRAITS OF FLORIDA PLANNING AREAS.

  Section 11 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 
U.S.C. 1340) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(i) Moratorium on Seismic Activities Related to Oil, Gas, 
and Methane Hydrate Exploration and Development in the North 
Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida 
Planning Areas.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
agency of the United States or person may conduct or authorize 
any other person to conduct geological or geophysical 
activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate 
exploration and development in any area located in the North 
Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida 
Planning Areas of the outer Continental Shelf.''.
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, insert the following:

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Section 2 of this Act shall not be effective until the 
Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Labor, finds that the prohibition under section 2 will not 
adversely affect jobs available to minorities and women.
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rouda of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, insert the following:

SEC. 5. ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall conduct a study to 
determine the potential economic impact of offshore drilling on 
tourism, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, boating, 
transportation, and other waterfront-related and coastal-
related business.

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