H. R. 3244
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 24, 2011
Mrs. Hartzler (for herself, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Akin, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Long, Mr. Carnahan, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cleaver, and Mr. Hurt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Federal Power Act to prohibit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from requiring the removal or modification of existing structures or encroachments in licenses of the Commission.
This Act may be cited as the
Landowner Protection Act of
Shoreline Management Plans
Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended—
by designating the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively; and
by adding at the end the following:
Removal or Modification of Existing Nonconforming Structures or Encroachments
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), in issuing, denying, approving, or modifying a shoreline management plan required under any license issued under this part for any project, the Commission shall not require the removal or modification of any existing nonconforming structure or encroachment within the project boundary.
Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any existing nonconforming structure or encroachment built within the project boundary in bad faith.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2011.