Summary

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require, as a condition and term of any exploration plan or development and production plan submitted under that Act,... Read More

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This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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May 12, 2011

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require, as a condition and term of any exploration plan or development and production plan submitted under that Act, that the applicant for the plan must submit an oil spill containment and clean-up plan capable of handling a worst-case scenario oil spill, 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 ``Save America from Environmentally Reckless Drilling Act'' or the ``SAFER Drilling Act''.

SEC. 2. OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS OIL SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEAN-UP PLANS.

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 32. OIL SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEAN-UP PLANS.

``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall require, as a condition and term of any exploration plan or any development and production plan submitted under this Act, that-- ``(1) the applicant submit and implement an oil spill containment and clean-up plan capable of handling a worst-case scenario oil spill; and ``(2) the Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency must approve the plan. ``(b) Contents.--The plan required under paragraph (1) shall-- ``(1) address the factors of-- ``(A) a continuous oil spill; ``(B) depth of an oil spill; ``(C) multiple events; ``(D) inclement weather; ``(E) changes in technology; ``(F) seafloor instability and processes; and ``(G) the formation of methane hydrates; ``(2) address...

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