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H.R. 4416 (114th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 1, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4416

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 1, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Delaney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

1.

Extension

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding the time period specified in section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would otherwise apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbered 12715, the Commission may, at the request of the licensee for the project, and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of that section and the Commission’s procedures under that section, extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of the project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission. Any obligation of the licensee for the payment of annual charges under section 10(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803(e)) shall commence upon conclusion of the time period to commence construction of the project, as extended by the Commission under this subsection.

(b)

Reinstatement of expired license

If the period required for commencement of construction of the project described in subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall reinstate the license effective as of the date of its expiration and the first extension authorized under subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of such expiration.