H.R.2457 – J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017

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Week ending June 16, 2017

H.R.2457 – J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may, at the request of the licensee for the applicable project, and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of that section and the Commission’s procedures under that section, extend the time period during which such licensee is required to commence the construction of its applicable project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission under that section for such project.

If the time period required for commencement of construction of a project has expired prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license for such project, effective as of the date of the expiration of the license.

SponsorRep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] (Introduced 05/16/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 1 (Roll no. 301)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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