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H.R. 1654 (115th): Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1654, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes relating to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and designates the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing. Specifically, the bill establishes Reclamation as the lead agency for purposes of coordinating all reviews, analysis, opinions, statements, permits, licenses, or other federal approvals required under federal law. As the point of contact for the federal government, Reclamation shall coordinate the preparation of the unified environmental documentation that will serve as the basis for all federal decisions necessary to authorize the use of federal lands, as well as coordinate the project development and ...

Sponsor and status

Tom McClintock

Sponsor. Representative for California's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Mar 21, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 22, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act Passes House
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2017

Tipton Votes to Advance Water Storage, Hydropower, and Forest and Utility Management Bills to House Floor
    — Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 27, 2017

On the House Floor This Week - 6/19/2017
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Jun 19, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1654 will add $5 million in new spending through 2022.


Mar 21, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Apr 27, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 22, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1654 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1654. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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