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H.R. 220 (115th): To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 220, as amended, allows for the expansion of the existing Terror Lake hydroelectric project located on Kodiak Island within the Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to meet the growing needs of its 13,800 residents and the U.S. Coast Guard facility on the island. Without this expansion, the community would need to import diesel fuel and run generators at great cost and environmental harm. The project may use up to 20 acres of federal land within the Refuge to divert via an underground tunnel a small portion of waters from the adjacent Upper Hidden Basin into Terror Lake to increase hydropower project capacity. This project would be subject to the Federal Power Act, including mandatory environmental conditions, but not require the Secretary of the Interior to ...

Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 20, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 20, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-201

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Young Legislation to Streamline Expansion of Terror Lake Hydro Project on Kodiak Island
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] (Sponsor) on Jun 27, 2017

Expanding Hydropower Infrastructure
    — Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5] on Apr 4, 2017

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 214: A bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project.

Ordered Reported on Mar 30, 2017. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1460: Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jun 29, 2017. 0% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 3, 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 2, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 27, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 28, 2018
Passed Senate

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Jul 20, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 220 (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. 220. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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