Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/04/2019          

California Central Coast Conservation Act

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12/14/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/04/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5303


To establish a moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public land on the Central Coast of California.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 4, 2019

Mr. Panetta (for himself, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Levin of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Takano, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Correa, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. DeSaulnier, and Mr. Peters) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To establish a moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public land on the Central Coast of California.

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 “California Central Coast Conservation Act”.

SEC. 2. Moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public land on the Central Coast of California.

Section 17(a) of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 226(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(q) Moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public land on the Central Coast of California.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law and except as provided in paragraph (2), beginning on the date of enactment of this subsection, the Record of Decision for the Central Coast Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development published on October 7, 2019 (84 Fed. Reg. 53470), shall have no force or effect until the Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office completes and circulates for public comment a supplemental environmental impact statement under section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332) and chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, that considers the environmental effects of all oil and gas development authorized to occur under the Bureau of Land Management’s preferred alternative ‘Alternative F’, which appears in the final Environmental Impact Statement published on May 10, 2019 (84 Fed. Reg. 20657), but was not included or analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement published January 6, 2017 (82 Fed. Reg 1754), along with the environmental effects of oil and gas development that would be authorized as a result of such record of decision, including such effects on—

“(A) air quality;

“(B) greenhouse gas emissions and the climate;

“(C) groundwater quality and availability;

“(D) surface water quality and availability;

“(E) seismicity;

“(F) wildlife and plant species, including threatened species and endangered species; and

“(G) low-income communities, communities of color, and indigenous communities, including federally- and State-recognized Indian Tribes.

“(2) NEW REVIEW.—If the supplemental environmental impact statement under paragraph (1) finds any significant detrimental effects on any matter described in subparagraphs (A) through (G) of such paragraph, the Record of Decision referred to in paragraph (1) shall have no force or effect and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall conduct a new review of Federal oil and gas leasing on the Central Coast of California under section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332).

“(3) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REVIEW.—

“(A) After the date of the publication, pursuant to paragraph (2), of a supplemental environmental impact statement under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall review and publish comments regarding such statement, including—

“(i) identification of any significant environmental impacts of oil and gas leasing on the Central Coast of California that should be avoided to adequately protect the region’s natural resources; or

“(ii) a determination that the supplemental environmental impact statement does not contain sufficient information to assess such impacts.

“(B) If the Administrator identifies significant impacts under subparagraph (A)(i) or makes a determination described in subparagraph (A)(ii), the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall consult with the Administrator before taking any action to proceed with Federal oil and gas leasing on the Central Coast of California.

“(4) EFFECT.—Nothing in this subsection affects any rights under leases issued under this Act before the date of enactment of this subsection.”.


Picture Name From Date Type
Jimmy Panetta D-CA 12/04/2019 Sponsor
Juan Vargas D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Mark Takano D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Scott Peters D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Grace Napolitano D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Alan Lowenthal D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Zoe Lofgren D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Mike Levin D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Barbara Lee D-CA 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Ro Khanna D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Jared Huffman D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
Anna Eshoo D-CA 12/04/2019 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
12/17/2019 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/04/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.Action By: House of Representatives
12/04/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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