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Short Titles as Introduced

Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To expand geothermal production, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

11/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

11/14/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
11/03/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 11/03/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources11/03/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources11/14/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/03/2017)

Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2017

This bill amends the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to allow the Department of the Interior to award noncompetitive leases on up to 640 acres of federal land for geothermal development if: (1) the land is available for leasing and not already leased or nominated to be leased, (2) the lessee has a legal right to develop geothermal resources on land adjacent to the federal land that will be leased, (3) sufficient data was submitted to Interior to show there is a valid discovery of geothermal resources on the adjacent land and that the thermal feature extends into the adjoining federal land, and (4) the lessee has not previously received a noncompetitive lease for the discovery.

Interior must lease the land at fair market value, publish a notice of any lease requests, and provide review of the final determination of fair market value.

Lessees must make annual rental payments equal to those required for lands that are leased competitively.