H. R. 1538
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 15, 2017
Mr. Griffith (for himself, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Mullin, and Mrs. Hartzler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of property rights in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act.
Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended—
recreational opportunities,; and
, and minimizing infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of property rights held by nonlicensees after
aspects of environmental quality.
Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803) is amended—
in subsection (a)(1), by inserting
, including minimizing infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of property rights held by nonlicensees after
section 4(e); and
by adding at the end the following:
In developing any recreational resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider private landownership as a means to encourage and facilitate—
private investment; and
increased tourism and recreational use.