Summary: H.R.1146 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (09/12/2019)

Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act

(Sec. 2) This bill prohibits the Bureau of Land Management from administering an oil and gas leasing, development, production, and transportation program in and from the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

(Sec. 3) The bill establishes permanent fees that the Department of the Interior must collect from the operators of offshore oil and gas facilities subject to inspection under current law, including inspection fees for offshore platform facilities and drilling rigs.

All fees collected must be deposited into the Ocean Energy Safety Fund established by this bill. Interior may use the funds to administer the inspection program, to the extent that the funds are provided in advance in an appropriations bill.