H.R.1964: National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access 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 Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in Alaska remains explicitly designated to provide oil and natural gas resources to the United States, and (2) it is national policy to actively advance oil and gas development within the NPR.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to require the mandatory program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the NPR to include at least one lease sale annually in those areas of the NPR most likely to produce commercial quantities of oil and natural gas each year in the period 2013-2023.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to ensure permits according to a specified time line for all surface development activities, including pipelines and roads construction to: ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 144.
Sept. 10, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-197.
June 12, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 14.
June 12, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
May 22, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
May 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.