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S. 214 (115th): A bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2017 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 141

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 214

[Report No. 115–105]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 24, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

June 13, 2017

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project.

1.

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Upper Hidden Basin Diversion

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Commission

The term Commission means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(2)

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project

The term Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project means the project identified in section 1325 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3212), and which is the Commission project numbered 2743.

(3)

Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion

The term Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion means the expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project as generally described in exhibit E to the Upper Hidden Basin Grant Application dated July 2, 2014, and submitted to the Alaska Energy Authority Renewable Energy Fund Round VIII by Kodiak Electric Association, Inc.

(b)

Authorization

The licensee for the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project may occupy not more than 20 acres of Federal land to construct, operate, and maintain the Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion without further authorization of the Secretary of the Interior or under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.).

(c)

Savings clause

The Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion shall be subject to appropriate terms and conditions included in an amendment to a license issued by the Commission pursuant to the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.), including section 4(e) of that Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)), following an environmental review by the Commission under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

June 13, 2017

Reported without amendment