Summary: H.R.2457 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/12/2017)

J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), upon request, to extend by six years the time period during which construction must commence on the Red River Lock and Dam No. 3, 4, and 5 Hydroelectric Projects located on the Red River in Louisiana.

The licensee is not required to pay an annual charge for administrative expenses until construction commences.

FERC may reinstate the construction license if it is expired.