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house Bill H.R. 5459

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments Act of 2010

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      Committee on Natural Resources
      Energy and Mineral Resources
    IntroducedMay 28th, 2010

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Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments Act of 2010

Official Title

To increase the limits on liability under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.


Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments Act of 2010 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase from $20,000 per day to $75,000 per day the maximum civil liability for noncompliance with such Act or any term of a lease, license, or permit issued pursuant to the Act, including any regulation or order issued under it, after expiration of any reasonable period allowed for corrective action. Requires a civil penalty of up to $150,000 per day for noncompliance which constitutes a threat of serious, irreparable, or immediate harm or damage to life (including aquatic life), property, any mineral deposit, or the marine, coastal, or human environment. Increases from $100,000 to $10 million the criminal fine for violations under such Act.

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