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S. 491 (115th): A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 8, 2017 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 131

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 491

[Report No. 115–101]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam.

1.

Extension of time for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project involving Clark Canyon Dam

Notwithstanding the time period described 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 12429, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (referred to in this section as the Commission) shall, at the request of the licensee for the project, and after reasonable notice and in accordance with the procedures of the Commission under that section, reinstate the license and extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence construction of project works for the 3-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.

1.

Extension of time for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project involving Clark Canyon Dam

(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 12429, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (referred to in this section as the Commission) may, 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, and the procedures of the Commission under, that section, extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence construction of the project for not more than 6 years from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission.

(b)

Reinstatement of expired license

(1)

In general

If the period required for the commencement of construction of the project described in subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license effective as of that date of expiration.

(2)

Extension

If the Commission reinstates the license under paragraph (1), the first extension authorized under subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of that expiration.

June 8, 2017

Reported with an amendment