(Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, § 5,67 Stat. 464; Pub. L. 95–372, title II, § 204,Sept. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 636; Pub. L. 101–380, title VI, § 6004(a),Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 558; Pub. L. 109–58, title III, § 321(a),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 694.)
References in Text
The Clean Air Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(8), is act July 14, 1955, ch. 360, 69 Stat. 322
, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 85 (§ 7401 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
2005—Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 109–58
inserted “from any source” after “oil and gas”.
1990—Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 101–380
added subsec. (j).
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–372
expanded provisions formerly contained in subsec. (a)(1) so as to include the enforcement of safety and environmental laws and regulations, consultation with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission, and regulations for the suspension or temporary prohibition of any operation or activity including production, the cancellation of leases or permits, the prompt and efficient exploration and development of a lease area, and compliance with the national ambient air quality standards to the extent that activities authorized significantly affect the air quality of any State.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–372
redesignated as subsec. (b) provisions formerly contained in subsec. (a)(2) conditioning the issuance and continuation of leases or of assignments or other transfers of leases upon compliance with regulations, and struck out provisions that had set a penalty of a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both for the knowing and willful violation of rules or regulations promulgated by the Secretary. See section
of this title.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–372
redesignated as subsec. (c) provisions formerly contained in subsec. (b)(1) covering the cancellation of nonproducing leases for failure of the owner to comply with any of the provisions of this subchapter, or of the lease, or of the regulations issued under this subchapter.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–372
redesignated as subsec. (d) provisions formerly contained in subsec. (b)(2) covering the cancellation and forfeiture of producing leases for failure of the owner to comply with any of the provisions of this subchapter, the lease, or regulations promulgated under this subchapter.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95–372
redesignated as subsec. (e) provisions formerly contained in subsec. (c) relating to pipeline rights-of-way and inserted provisions relating to regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation and assurances of maximum environmental protection through the use of the best available and safest technologies including the safest practices for pipeline burial, and substituted references to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Secretary of Energy for existing references to the Federal Power Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Subsecs. (f) to (i). Pub. L. 95–372
added subsecs. (f) to (i).
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 101–380
applicable to incidents occurring after Aug. 18, 1990, see section 1020 ofPub. L. 101–380
, set out as an Effective Date note under section
, Navigation and Navigable Waters.
Transfer of Functions
Functions vested in, or delegated to, Secretary of Energy and Department of Energy under or with respect to subsec. (g)(2) of this section, transferred to, and vested in, Secretary of the Interior, by section 100 ofPub. L. 97–257
, 96 Stat. 841
, set out as a note under section
, The Public Health and Welfare.
Functions of Secretary of the Interior to promulgate regulations under this subchapter which relate to fostering of competition for Federal leases, implementation of alternative bidding systems authorized for award of Federal leases, establishment of diligence requirements for operations conducted on Federal leases, setting of rates for production of Federal leases, and specifying of procedures, terms, and conditions for acquisition and disposition of Federal royalty interests taken in kind, transferred to Secretary of Energy by section
was repealed by Pub. L. 97–100
, title II, § 201,Dec. 23, 1981, 95 Stat. 1407
, and functions of Secretary of Energy returned to Secretary of the Interior. See House Report No. 97–315, pp. 25, 26, Nov. 5, 1981.
West Delta Field
Section 6004(b) ofPub. L. 101–380
provided that: “Section 5(j) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act [43
], as added by this section, shall not be applicable with respect to Blocks 17 and 18 of the West Delta Field offshore Louisiana.”
Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve
Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations governing the protection and conservation of the coral and other mineral resources in the area designated Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve, see Proc. No. 3339, Mar. 15, 1960, 25
, set out as a note under section