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H.R. 2828 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 2017 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2828

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 19, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

AN ACT

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 12569, the Commission shall, 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 three consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission under that section.

(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.

Passed the House of Representatives July 18, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.