H.R.2828 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

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H.R.2828 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

Brief

The bill aims to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

To that end notwithstanding the time period specified in the Federal Power Act  that would otherwise apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbered 12569, the Commission shall, at the request of the licensee for the 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 the Act, extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of the project for up to three consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission under that section.

If the period required for commencement of construction of the has expired prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall reinstate the license effective as of the date of its expiration and the first extension authorized under the Act shall take effect on the date of such expiration.

 (Full text of H.R. 2828 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 06/08/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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