By Pete Kasperowicz - 04/29/11 06:36 PM EDT
CBO also said it would cost about $2 million for Interior to complete environmental assessments to prepare for the sales near Virginia.
H.R. 1230 is one of two energy bills up next week. The other, H.R. 1229, would require Interior to act within 30 days on applications to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.