Legislation

May 22 2013

S. 1024

Official Short: Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013

Long Title: To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Warner and Mr. Kaine.

STATUS:

  • May 22, 2013:  Introduced.

S.1024

Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 1024 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1024

To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 22, 2013

Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. KAINE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, 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 `Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
      (1) LEASE SALE 220- The term `Lease Sale 220' means the sale of Federal oil, gas, wind, or alternative and renewable energy exploration leases in the outer Continental Shelf planning area located off the coast of the State.
      (2) QUALIFIED REVENUES- The term `qualified revenues' means all rentals, royalties, bonus bids, and other sums due and payable to the United States under a lease sale conducted under section 3(a)(1).
      (3) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.
      (4) STATE- The term `State' means the State of Virginia.

SEC. 3. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ENERGY LEASES OFF THE COAST OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

    (a) Authorization of Lease Sales- In carrying out the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017 prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344), the Secretary shall--
      (1) include in the schedule of proposed lease sales--
        (A) Lease Sale 220; and
        (B) any areas off the coast of the State that are included in the Mid-Atlantic planning area as a result of the revision to the map under section 4(b); and
      (2) provide that the Secretary shall not make any tract available for lease under paragraph (1) if the President, in consultation with the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, determines that the lease of that tract would conflict with military operations relating to national security.
    (b) Disposition of Revenues-
      (1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding section 9 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1338) and subject to the provisions of this section, for each applicable fiscal year, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit--
        (A) 50 percent of any qualified revenues in the general fund of the Treasury; and
        (B) 50 percent of any qualified revenues in a special account in the Treasury to be used for the purposes described in paragraph (2).
      (2) DISPOSITION OF REVENUES TO STATE- Of the qualified revenues described in paragraph (1)(B)--
        (A) 75 percent shall be disbursed to the State; and
        (B) 25 percent shall be used, at the discretion of the President--
          (i) to enhance State land and water conservation efforts;
          (ii) to improve State public transportation projects; and
          (iii) to establish State alternative and renewable energy systems.

SEC. 4. REVISED MAP OF THE MID-ATLANTIC PLANNING AREA.

    (a) Definition of Mid-Atlantic State- In this section, the term `Mid-Atlantic State' means each of the States of Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.
    (b) Revision of Map- Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall revise the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement map entitled `Atlantic NAD 83 Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Administrative Boundaries' and dated January 2010 to ensure that the square footage of the leasable area in the Mid-Atlantic planning area is directly proportional to the length of the tidal shoreline of the Mid-Atlantic States, as determined using the information on tidal shorelines provided in the document published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration entitled `The Coastline of the United States' and numbered NOAA/PA 71046 (1975).
      (c) Limitation- Nothing in this section affects the boundary of Lease Sale 220.