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S. 816: Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 816

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2019

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

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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