H.R. 4024 (112th): North America Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Feb 14, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4024

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To suspend approval of liquefied natural gas export terminals, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the North America Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act.

2.

Suspension of approval of LNG export terminals

(a)

Suspension

Before January 1, 2025, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may not approve any application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b)—

(1)

for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of an LNG terminal that will be used to receive, unload, load, store, transport, gasify, liquefy, or process natural gas to be exported to a foreign country from the United States; or

(2)

to amend an existing authorization of the Commission in order to modify an existing authorized facility to an LNG terminal that will be used to receive, unload, load, store, transport, gasify, liquefy, or process natural gas to be exported to a foreign country from the United States.

(b)

Exemptions

Subsection (a) shall not a apply with respect to any application described in subsection (a) if the natural gas that would be exported as a result of the approval of such application is exported solely to meet a requirement imposed pursuant to section 203 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702), section 5(b) of the Trading with the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 5(b)), or part B of title II of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6271–6276).

(c)

Definition of LNG terminal

In this Act, the term LNG terminal has the meaning given such term in section 2(11) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717a(11)).