H.R. 668 (112th): Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act

Introduced:
Feb 11, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Trent Franks
Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 11, 2011
Length
23 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2417 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 11, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 11, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 11, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the defense and well-being of the United States against natural and manmade electromagnetic pulse ("EMP") threats and vulnerabilities.

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Cosponsors
41 cosponsors (37R, 4D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

House Budget

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/11/2011--Introduced.
Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act or SHIELD Act - Amends the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with or without notice, hearing, or report, to order emergency measures to protect the reliability of either the bulk-power system or the defense critical electric infrastructure whenever the President issues a written directive or determination identifying an imminent grid security threat.
Directs FERC to consult with governmental authorities in Canada and Mexico regarding implementation of emergency measures.
Prescribes: (1) implementation procedures; and (2) related cost recovery measures affecting owners, operators, or users of either the bulk-power system or the defense critical electric infrastructure.
Directs FERC to require any owner, user, or operator of the domestic bulk-power system to implement measures to protect the system against specified vulnerabilities.
Directs FERC also to order the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to submit reliability standards to: (1) protect the bulk-power system from a reasonably foreseeable geomagnetic storm event or electromagnetic pulse event (EMP); and (2) require entities that own or operate large transformers to ensure their adequate availability to restore promptly the reliable operation of the bulk-power system in the event of destruction or disability as a result of attack or a geomagnetic storm or EMP.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to: (1) develop technical expertise in the protection of electric energy systems against either geomagnetic storms or malicious acts using electronic communications or electromagnetic weapons; and (2) share it with owners, operators, or users of systems for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy located in the United States and with state commissions.
Exempts, for a specified period, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bonneville Power Administration from any requirement pertaining to either emergency response measures or measures to address grid security vulnerabilities.

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