Text of the Landowner Protection Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on October 24, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 24, 2011 (Introduced).

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1st Session

H. R. 3244


October 24, 2011

(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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Landowner Protection Act of 2011.


Shoreline Management Plans


In General

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


In general

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.



Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2011.