H.R.5544 - To provide for the security of critical energy infrastructure.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 06/07/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/23/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.|
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Summary: H.R.5544 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/07/2006)
Instructs the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on the Secretary's review of the fuel supply plan components of state evacuation plans and the National Capitol region. Prescribes report contents.
Authorizes the Secretary, during any federally declared emergency or disaster, to provide direct assistance to private sector entities that operate critical energy infrastructure, including refineries.
Allows such assistance to include emergency preparation and recovery assistance, particularly power generation equipment, other protective or emergency recovery equipment, assistance to restore access to water, power, or other raw materials, and transportation and housing for critical employees.
Establishes in the Treasury the Critical Energy Assurance Account.