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S.812: A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Approves the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Agreement's terms, including: (1) approving unitization agreements and related arrangements for the exploration of, and development or production of oil or gas from, transboundary reservoirs and geological structures; (2) disclosing information, as necessary, regarding exploration, development, and production of a transboundary reservoir or geological structure that may be considered confidential, privileged, or proprietary information under law; and (3) accepting and taking action not inconsistent with an expert determination under the Agreement.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 14, 2013 Held at the desk.
Oct. 14, 2013 Received in the House.
Oct. 14, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Oct. 12, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7431)
Oct. 12, 2013 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7431)
Oct. 1, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-104.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.