IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 14, 2011
Mr. Blunt (for himself, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Coburn, and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider private landownership and private use of land in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Supporting Home Owner Rights
Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended—
by designated the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1) through (3) respectively; and
in paragraph (3)
(as so designated), by inserting
private landownership by any
nonlicensee and private use of land, before
Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803) is amended—
(a)(1), by inserting
private landownership by any nonlicensee and
private use of land, after
water supply; and
by adding at the end the following:
In developing any recreational resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider private landownership by any nonlicensee as a means to encourage and facilitate—
private investment; and
increased tourism and recreational use.
The Commission shall include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license issued after the date of enactment of this subsection.
Any licensee may include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license in effect as of the date of enactment of this subsection.