Amendment sought to prohibit the Secretary from issuing an offshore drilling permit without first certifying that the applicant has calculated a worst-case discharge scenario for the proposed drilling operation and has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the applicant possesses the capability and technology to respond immediately and effectively to such worst-case discharge scenario.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to state that the Secretary shall not issue an offshore drilling permit without certifying that the applicant has calculated a worst-case discharge scenario for the proposed drilling operations; and has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the applicant possesses the capability and technology to respond immediately and effectively to such worst-case discharge scenario.

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(A004)

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