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ADDITIONAL, SUPPLEMENTAL, DISSENTING,
MINORITY, AND ADDITIONAL MINORITY VIEWS

[To accompany H.R. 1614]
[Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

AUGUST 29, 1977.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House

on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1977

94-224

AD HOC SELECT COMMITTEE ON OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

JOHN M. MURPHY, New York, Chairman MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York JOSHUA EILBERG, Pennsylvania

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

DON YOUNG, Alaska JOHN B. BREAUX, Louisiana

ROBERT E. BAUMAN, Maryland
GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts

CHARLES E. WIGGINS, California
CHRISTOPHER J. DODD, Connecticut DAVID C. TREEN, Louisiana
WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey
MARTIN A. RUSSO, Illinois
GEORGE MILLER, California
JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio
BO GINN, Georgia
LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York

CARL PERIAN, Staff Director, Merchant Marine and Fisheries

MARTIN H. BELSKY, Chief Counsel, Judiciary
STANLEY SCOVILLE, Counsel, Interior and Insular Affairs
KAREN A. O'KEEFE, Staff Assistant, Merchant Marine and Fisheries

DONALD A. WATT, Editor, Merchant Marine and Fisheries
CHARLES A. BEDELL, Minority Counsel, Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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Text of amendment as reported by committee-----

I. Summary of key provisions of H.R. 1614_--

A. H.R. 1614 and the Secretary of the Interior-

B. H.R. 1614 and the bureaucracy------------

C. H.R. 1614 and the energy industry----------

D. H.R. 1614 and State and local governments

E. H.R. 1614 and the environment---

F. H.R. 1614 and the worker------

G. H.R. 1614 and the citizen.

II. Purposes of the legislation ------

III. Background -

IV. Recent OCS developments in the United States.

The United States Outer Continental Shelf------

Oil and gas potential on the OCS------

U.S. oil and gas production from the OCS ----

Emerging issues in U.S. offshore oil and gas development

OCS activity; after Santa Barbara ------

Chronology of selected recent OCS events, 1967–77--------

OCS energy resource development in a setting of conflict--

The Congressional response---------

The House of Representatives: establishment of a special

committee ---

V. Need for H.R. 1614_-.

A. Record of the committee------

B. Recent events-----

The OTA. report-----

The GAO studies_

The Carter Administration_

C. Need for the specific reforms of H.R. 1614

VI. Section-by-section analysis.---

Title I-Findings and purposes---------

Section 101.-Findings--------

Section 102.-Purposes.--

Title II-Amendments to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands

Act -----

Section 201.- Definitions------

Section 202.-National policy---

Section 203.-Laws applicable to Outer Continental

Shelf --------

Section 204.-Outer Continental Shelf exploration and

development administration-------

Section 205.-Revision of bidding and lease administra-

tion

Section 206.-Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas explo-

ration

Section 207.-Annual report----

Section 208.-New sections of the Outer Continental

Shelf Lands Act----

Section 18.-Leasing programs-------

Section 19.—Coordination and consultation with af-

fected States and local governments--------

Section 20.—Baseline and monitoring studies----

Section 21.-Safety regulations-----------------

Section 22.-Enforcement -------

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VI. Section-by-section analysis–Continued

Title II-Amendments, etc.—Continued

Section 208.—New sections, etc.—Continued

Section 23.-Citizens' suits, court jurisdiction, and

judicial review--------

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Section 24.—Remedies and penalties-------

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Section 25.-Oil and gas development and produc-

tion -------

Section 26.-Outer continental shelf oil and gas in-

formation program ---

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Section 27.–Federal purchase and disposition of oil

and gas-----

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Section 28.—Limitations on export---

173

Section 29.-Restriction on employment-

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Section 30.-Fishermen's gear compensation fund--- 173

Section 31.—Documentation registry and manning re-

quirements --------

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Title III–Offshore oil pollution fund------

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Section 301.-Definitions ---

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Section 302.—Establishment of the fund and the revolving

account -----

Section 303.—Prohibition -------------------

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Section 304.-Notification ----

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Section 305.-Removal of discharged oil --

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Section 306.-Duties and powers_----

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Section 307.-Recoverable damages.-----

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Section 308.-Cleanup costs and damages.-

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Section 309.-Disbursements from the revolving ac-

count

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Section 310.-Fee collection; deposits in revolving ac-

count -------

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Section 311.–Financial responsibility----------

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Section 312.-Trustee of natural resources_-

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Section 313.-Claims procedure_---

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Section 314.-Judicial review---------

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Section 315.-Class actions.--

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Section 316.-Representation

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Section 317.—Jurisdiction and venue_

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Section 318.-Access to records-------

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Section 319.—Public access to information -

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Section 320.-Annual report--------

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Section 321.-Authorization of appropriations ------ 192

Section 322.—Relationship to other law------

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Title IV-Amendments to the Coastal Zone Management Act

of 1972--------

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Title V_Miscellaneous provisions--------

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Section 501.-Review of shut-in or flaring wells----

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Section 502.—Review and revision of royalty payments_ 197

Section 503.-Natural gas distribution..

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Section 504.—Antidiscrimination provisions---

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Section 505.-Sunshine in government.

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Section 506.-Investigation of availability of oil and nat-

ural gas from the outer continental shelf-------------

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Section 507.-State management program.------

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Section 508.—Relationship to existing law------

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VII. Cost of the legislation ------

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VIII. Inflationary impact statement_--

IX. Compliance with Clause 2(1) (3) of Rule XI.--

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Congressional Budget Office cost estimate-------

X. Department reports---

XI. Changes in existing law..

XII. Additional views of:

Hon. John F. Seiberling-

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Hon. Christopher J. Dodd.

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Hon. Joshua Eilberg---------

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Hon, George Miller-------

Hon. Morris K. Udall---

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XIII. Additional views of:

Hon. John F. Seiberling---

Hon. Morris K. Udall.------
XIV. Supplemental views on interfuel competition by:

Hon. Morris K. Udall.--.
Hon. John F. Seiberling----
Hon. Christopher J. Dodd.
Hon. Gerry E. Studds--

Hon. Joshua Eilberg---
XV. Additional views of Hon. William J. Hughes
XVI. Dissenting views of Hon. John Breaux.--
XVII. Minority views of :

Hon. Hamilton Fish, Jr----------
Hon. Edwin B. Forsythe---
Hon. Don Young-----------
Hon. Robert E. Bauman.---
Hon. Charles E. Wiggins----

Hon. David C. Treen-------
XVIII. Additional minority views :

Hon. Hamilton Fish, Jr.
Hon. Edwin B. Forsythe_

Hon. Charles E. Wiggins---
XIX. Additional views of:

Hon. David C. Treen.

Hon. Don Young------
XX. Supplemental views of Hon. Robert E. Bauman.-

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