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S. 816: Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 16, 2019 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 175

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 816

[Report No. 116–73]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2019

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

August 16, 2019

Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of August 1, 2019, 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 2019.

2.

Expedited approval of export of certain volumes of natural gas

Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

(c)

Expedited application and approval process

(1)

In general

For purposes of subsection (a), the following shall be deemed to be consistent with the public interest, and applications for such importation or exportation shall be granted without modification or delay:

(A)

The importation of the natural gas referred to in subsection (b).

(B)

The exportation of natural gas in a volume up to and including 51,750,000,000 cubic feet per year.

(C)

The exportation of natural gas to a nation with which there is in effect a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas.

(2)

Exclusion

Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1) shall not apply to any nation subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.

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August 16, 2019

Reported without amendment