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H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3043 in the House.

H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight.

Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the lead agency for all hydropower authorizations, approvals, and requirements mandated by federal law. The bill modifies the definition of renewable energy to include hydropower, extends the timeframe for a preliminary permit from 3 to 4 years, and extends the time limit for construction “for not more than 8 additional years.”

The legislation also establishes procedures for trial-type hearings conducted by an Administrative Law Judge to resolve disputes relating to conditions and fishway prescriptions under Part I of the Federal Power Act. In addition, the legislation facilitates the timely and efficient completion of license proceedings by minimizing duplication of studies and establishing a program to compile a comprehensive collection of studies and data on a regional or basin-wide scale.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Aye 59%
 
 
257
231
 
26
 
No 38%
 
 
166
3
 
163
 
Not Voting 2%
 
 
9
4
 
5
 

Date: Nov 8, 2017

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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