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H.R.1398: Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Robert J. Wittman, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act - Exempts any project determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be an offshore meteorological site testing and monitoring project from environmental impact statement requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

Defines an "offshore meteorological site testing and monitoring project" as a project that is administered by the Department of the Interior and carried out on or in the waters of the Outer Continental Shelf to test or monitor weather (including wind, tidal, current, and solar energy) using towers, buoys, or other temporary ocean infrastructure and that: (1) causes less than one acre of surface or seafloor disruption at the location of each meteorological tower or other device and no more than five acres of surface or seafloor disruption within the proposed area affected by the project (including hazards to navigation), (2) is decommissioned within five years of its commencement, and (3) provide...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.