H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.

Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Donna Christensen
Delegate for Virgin Islands At Large
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Last Action: Dec 19, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 17, 2013.

Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 17, 2013
Passed House ...
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Requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to:
(1) develop an energy action plan addressing the energy needs of each of the insular areas (American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) and Freely Associated States (the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau); and
(2) assist each of the insular areas and Freely Associated States in implementing such plan.
Requires such plan to include:
(1) recommendations to reduce reliance and expenditures on imported fossil fuels, to develop indigenous, nonfossil fuel energy sources, and to improve performance of energy infrastructure and overall energy efficiency;
(2) a schedule for implementation of such recommendations and identification and prioritization of specific projects;
(3) a financial and engineering plan for implementing and sustaining projects; and
(4) benchmarks for measuring progress toward implementation.

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