About the bill
H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight.
Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the lead agency for all hydropower authorizations, approvals, and requirements mandated by federal law. The bill modifies the definition of renewable energy to include hydropower, extends the timeframe for a preliminary permit from 3 to 4 years, and extends the time limit for construction “for not more than 8 additional years.”
The legislation also establishes procedures for trial-type hearings conducted by an Administrative Law Judge to resolve disputes relating to conditions and fishway prescriptions under Part I of the Federal Power Act. In addition, the …
Sponsor and status
Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 32 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 8, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
What legislators are saying
“Sixth McMorris Rodgers Bill of the Year Poised to Become Law Following Passage of Water Resources Development Act”
— Rep. Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] (Sponsor) on Sep 13, 2018
“McGovern: Speaker Ryan Breaks Promise of Fair and Open Process, Sets Record for Most Closed Year in Congressional History”
— Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] on Nov 7, 2017
“Rush Opening Statement at the \"Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process Hearing”
— Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1, 1993-2022] on Jun 7, 2018
H.R. 3043 (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. 3043. 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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