Text: H.R.6124 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/14/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6124

To amend certain provisions of the Natural Gas Act relating to exportation or importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 14, 2010

Mr. Wu introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend certain provisions of the Natural Gas Act relating to exportation or importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Local Control for Energy and Environment Act”.

SEC. 2. Exportation or importation of natural gas.

(a) Amendments to Natural Gas Act.—

(1) SCOPE OF NATURAL GAS ACT.—Section 1(b) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717(b)) is amended by striking “and to the importation or exportation of natural gas in foreign commerce and to persons engaged in such importation or exportation,” after “such transportation or sale,”.

(2) DEFINITION.—Section 2 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717a) is amended by striking paragraph (11).

(3) AUTHORIZATION FOR SITING, CONSTRUCTION, EXPANSION, OR OPERATION OF LNG TERMINALS.—

(A) The title for section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking “; lng terminals”.

(B) Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking subsections (d), (e), and (f).

(4) LNG TERMINAL STATE AND LOCAL SAFETY CONCERNS.—The Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 et seq.) is amended by striking section 3A.

(b) Conforming amendment.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 311 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–58; 119 Stat. 685) is repealed.

(2) APPLICATION.—The Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 et seq.) shall be applied and administered as if section 311 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (and the amendments made by the section) had not been enacted.

SEC. 3. Consultation with States and availability.

(a) FERC consultation with States.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any interagency agreements, collaborations, or activities regarding the environmental impact, safety to public, or security of a liquefied natural gas facility entered into by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall, where appropriate, include input by and consultation with the State in which such facility is located.

(b) Availability.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, agreements, collaborations, and activities described in subsection (a), and the subsequent reports and documents from such agreements, collaborations, and activities, shall, unless vital to national security, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security, be made available to the public in print and on an Internet website.