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A bill to establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, an Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue (H.R. 3404)
November 17, 2011 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2011 -

Reporting H.R. 3404 Out of Committee (Passed 28-14. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill formally abolishes the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) and creates three separate offshore agencies to ensure robust and safe American energy production to create jobs and strengthen national security.

Tsongas Amendment #004 – Third Party Requirements (Failed 14-27. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would establish that drilling operations described in the underlying bill meeting third party safety, performance, and production standards.

Garamendi Amendment #001 – Inspection Fees (Failed 14-28. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would increase fees, by an undefined amount, collected by the Department of the Interior from Outer Continental Shelf operators to be available for offshore inspection activities.

* For complete legislative action for the November 17, 2011 Full Committee Markup, click here.




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