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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


Congress
115th Congress
Date
Nov 8, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#620
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Aye D Aye R No D No
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 257
 
 
59%
231 26
  No 166
 
 
38%
3 163
Not Voting 9
 
 
2%
4 5
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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