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H.R. 316 (113th): Collinsville Renewable Energy Production Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2014 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).


113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H.R. 316

In the Senate of the United States,

May 22, 2014.

Amendment:

That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 316) entitled An Act to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects., do pass with the following

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Collinsville Renewable Energy Production Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Commission

The term Commission means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(2)

License

The term license means—

(A)

the license for Commission project number 10822;

(B)

the license for Commission project number 10823; or

(C)

both.

(3)

Town

The term Town means the town of Canton, Connecticut.

3.

Reinstatement, extension, and transfer of expired licenses

Notwithstanding the termination of the license, the Commission may, at the request of the Town, in accordance with section 4(a), and after reasonable notice—

(1)

reinstate the licence;

(2)

extend for 2 years after the date on which the license is reinstated the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of the project subject to the license; and

(3)

subject to section 4, transfer the license to the Town.

4.

Conditions of transfer

(a)

Application for transfer

The Town may request the reinstatement, extension, and transfer of the license by filing an application for approval of the transfer.

(b)

Contents of application

The application for approval of the transfer shall set forth in appropriate detail the qualifications of the Town to hold the license and to operate the property under license, which qualifications shall be the same as those required of applicants for the license.

(c)

Commission approval

The Commission may approve the transfer on a showing that the transfer is in the public interest.

(d)

Terms and conditions of licenses

The Town shall be subject to—

(1)

all the conditions of the license and all the provisions and conditions of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.), as though the Town were the original licensee; and

(2)

any additional terms and conditions the Commission determines to be necessary, including conditions for the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of fish and wildlife and related habitat under sections 10(j) and 18 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803(j), 811).

5.

Administration

The Commission shall supplement the environmental impact statement or similar analysis required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) prepared in connection with the issuance of the original license to examine all new circumstances and information relevant to environmental concerns and bearing on the reinstatement of the license or the impact of the license.

Secretary