H.R. 4866 (103rd): Solar, Wind, Waste, and Geothermal Power Production Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Aug 08, 1994 (Reported by House Committee).

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HR 4866 RH

Union Calendar No. 373

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4866

[Report No. 103-684]

To encourage solar, wind, waste, and geothermal power production by permanently removing the size limitations contained in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AUGUST 1, 1994

Mr. SHARP (for himself and Mr. MOORHEAD) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

August 8, 1994

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To encourage solar, wind, waste, and geothermal power production by permanently removing the size limitations contained in the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] This Act may be cited as the ‘Solar, Wind, Waste, and Geothermal Power Production Act of 1994’. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SEC. 2. REMOVAL OF SIZE LIMITATIONS UNDER PURPA. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (a) AMENDMENT TO PURPA- Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 is amended in subsection (e)(2) by striking ‘, or 80 megawatts for a qualifying small power production facility using geothermal energy as the primary energy source,’. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (b) AMENDMENT OF FEDERAL POWER ACT- Section 3(17)(E) of the Federal Power Act is amended by striking the semicolon after ‘geothermal resources’ and all that follows down to the period at the end thereof. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (c) REPEAL OF INTERIM PROVISIONS- The Solar, Wind, Waste, and Geothermal Power Production Incentives Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-575; 16 U.S.C. 796 note) is amended by repealing section 4. [<-Struck out]

SECTION 1. SIZE LIMITATIONS OF ELIGIBLE FACILITIES UNDER PURPA.

    (a) EXTENSION- Section 3(17)(E) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a and following) is amended as follows:

      (1) By striking ‘1994’ and inserting ‘1996’.

      (2) By striking ‘1999’ and inserting ‘2001’.

    (b) STUDY- Before January 1, 1996, the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, shall conduct a study to review the current implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and submit a report to Congress containing the results of such study. Such report shall include an examination of the mandatory purchase requirements under such Act, the implementation of avoided cost requirements by various State public service commissions and ownership restrictions imposed under such Act. In conducting the study, the Secretary shall consult with State public service commissions and other State regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over electric power sales.