Text: H.R.951 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 115th Congress]
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[H.R. 951 Introduced in House (IH)]


  1st Session
                                H. R. 951

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project.



                            February 7, 2017

   Ms. Foxx introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce


                                 A BILL

     To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
                         hydroelectric project.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the time period specified in 
section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would 
otherwise apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project 
numbered 12642, the Commission may, at the request of the licensee for 
the project, and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good 
faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of that section 
and the Commission's procedures under that section, extend the time 
period during which the licensee is required to commence the 
construction of the project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from 
the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the 
    (b) Reinstatement of Expired License.--If the period required for 
commencement of construction of the project described in subsection (a) 
has expired prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Commission may reinstate the license effective as of the date of its 
expiration and the first extension authorized under subsection (a) 
shall take effect on the date of such expiration.