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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/09/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-502.
12/06/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
01/09/2018Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 375.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/09/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-502.
12/13/2017Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/13/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/12/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/06/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 12/06/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources12/06/2017 Referred to
12/12/2017 Markup by
12/13/2017 Markup by
01/09/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-502

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Introduced in House (12/06/2017)

Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act

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 certain federal land for geothermal development.

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.

The bill exempts geothermal exploration test projects from complying with environmental review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

Interior must designate portions of certain federal land as geothermal leasing priority areas. The bill sets forth requirements for environmental review under NEPA with respect to the priority areas.