Summary: H.R.3144 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/29/2017)

This bill requires the Bureau of Reclamation, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) in a manner consistent with the Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Supplemental Biological Opinion, dated January 17, 2014, (Supplemental Opinion) until the later of: (1) September 30, 2022; or (2) the date upon which a subsequent final biological opinion for the FCRPS operations is issued (after completion of the final environmental impact statement on a record of decision for a new operations plan for the FCRPS) and is in effect, with no pending further judicial review.

Such entities may amend portions of the Supplemental Opinion and operate the FCRPS in accordance with such amendments, before such date if all of the entities determine that: (1) the amendments are necessary for public safety or transmission and grid reliability; or (2) the actions, operations, or other requirements that the amendments would remove are no longer warranted.

No structural modification, action, study, or engineering plan that restricts electrical generation at any FCRPS hydroelectric dam or that limits navigation on the Snake River in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho shall proceed unless such proposal is specifically and expressly authorized by an Act of Congress.