Summary: H.R.2786 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/18/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 12, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

(Sec. 1) This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise the criteria for a facility to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.

Under current law, a hydropower facility must have a capacity that does not exceed five megawatts. This bill eliminates such requirement.

Additionally, the bill revises the time frame from 45 days to 30 days for an entity to contest whether its hydroelectric facility meets the qualifying criteria.