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S. 2523 (114th): Fort Knox Energy Security Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 9, 2016 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2523

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 9, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for continued energy self-sufficiency at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fort Knox Energy Security Act.

2.

Natural gas production, treatment, management, and use, Fort Knox, Kentucky

(a)

In general

Chapter 449 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end of the following:

4781.

Natural gas production, treatment, management, and use, Fort Knox, Kentucky

(a)

Authority

The Secretary of the Army (referred to in this section as the Secretary) may provide, by contract or otherwise, for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky, without regard to section 3 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 U.S.C. 352).

(b)

Limitation on uses

Any natural gas produced pursuant to subsection (a)—

(1)

may only be used to support activities and operations at Fort Knox; and

(2)

may not be sold for use elsewhere.

(c)

Ownership of facilities

The Secretary may take ownership of any gas production and treatment equipment and facilities and associated infrastructure from a contractor in accordance with the terms of a contract or other agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (a).

(d)

No application elsewhere

(1)

In general

The authority provided by this section applies only with respect to Fort Knox, Kentucky.

(2)

Effect of section

Nothing in this section authorizes the production, treatment, management, or use of natural gas resources underlying any Department of Defense installation other than Fort Knox.

(e)

Applicability

The authority of the Secretary under this section is effective beginning on August 2, 2007.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections of chapter 449 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

4781. Natural gas production, treatment, management, and use, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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