H.R.3261 - To amend the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act to require that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conduct local hearings before issuing a permit or other authorization for any action that may affect land use in any locality, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] (Introduced 07/31/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/31/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3261 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/31/2007)
Amends the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), before issuing a permit or other authorization for any action that may affect land use in any locality, to hold a public hearing in that locality, if requested by five or more individuals or an organization representing 30 or more individuals.
Requires the hearing to be held in a statistical metropolitan area at a location reasonably central to the affected areas, if a facility affects multiple areas.
Instructs FERC to hold such a hearing whenever a request for reconsideration is granted, if FERC did not hold a hearing before issuing the permit or authorization.