S.1972 - A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modify a provision relating to the siting of interstate electric transmission.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 08/02/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/02/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1972 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2007)
Amends the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a construction permit for siting an interstate electric transmission facility if it finds that an authorized state entity has: (1) approved the siting of the proposed facility; or (2) unreasonably withheld a determination, or delayed making a determination, for a period of at least two years after the date on which the permit application was filed.
Repeals provisions governing: (1) rights-of-way; and (2) compensation for acquisition of rights-of-way.
Prohibits FERC from issuing a permit if a state entity has denied a permit application for the same project during the two-year period beginning on the date the permit application is submitted to the entity.