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S. 1981: Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 412

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 1981

[Report No. 115–248]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 18, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Kennedy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

May 10, 2018

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2017.

2.

Expedited approval of export of certain volumes of natural gas

Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b(c)) is amended—

(1)

by striking (c) For purposes of and inserting the following:

(c)

Expedited application and approval process

(1)

Free trade agreements in effect

For purposes of

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Small-scale natural gas exports

For purposes of subsection (a), any application for the exportation of natural gas in a volume that is equal to or less than 51,100,000,000 cubic feet per year of natural gas shall be—

(A)

deemed to be consistent with the public interest; and

(B)

granted without modification or delay.

(3)

Exclusions

Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to any nation subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.

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May 10, 2018

Reported without amendment