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H.R. 2872: Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2872 promotes hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams by establishing an expedited licensing process that will result in a final decision on an application in two years or less. The legislation also requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Interior, to develop a list of existing nonpowered federal dams that have the greatest potential for non-federal hydropower development.

Sponsor and status

Larry Bucshon

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Jun 12, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 12, 2017

This bill passed in the House on December 12, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 26, 2017
 
Considered by Energy

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Dec 6, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 7, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 12, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 12, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2872 is 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.

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