To streamline the application for permits to drill process and increase funds for energy project permit processing, 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 ``Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I--APPLICATION FOR PERMITS TO DRILL PROCESS REFORM
Sec. 101. Permit to drill application timeline. Sec. 102. Solar and wind right-of-way rental reform. TITLE II--ADMINISTRATIVE PROTEST DOCUMENTATION REFORM
Sec. 201. Administrative protest documentation reform. TITLE III--PERMIT STREAMLINING
Sec. 301. Improve Federal energy permit coordination. Sec. 302. Administration of current law. TITLE IV--JUDICIAL REVIEW
Sec. 401. Definitions. Sec. 402. Exclusive venue for certain civil actions relating to covered energy projects. Sec. 403. Timely filing. Sec. 404. Expedition in hearing and determining the action. Sec. 405. Standard of review. Sec. 406. Limitation on injunction and prospective relief. Sec. 407. Limitation on attorneys' fees. Sec. 408. Legal standing.
TITLE I--APPLICATION FOR PERMITS TO DRILL PROCESS REFORM
SEC. 101. PERMIT TO DRILL APPLICATION TIMELINE.
Notwithstanding section 17(p)(2) of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 226(p)(2)) is amended to read as follows: ``(2) Applications for permits to drill reform and process.-- ``(A) Timeline.--The Secretary shall decide whether to issue a permit to drill within 30 days after receiving an application for the permit. The Secretary may extend...