All Information (Except Text) for S.282 - Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 02/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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|02/02/2017||Introduced in Senate|
02/02/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|02/02/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
Action By: Senate
02/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
|Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]*||02/02/2017|
|Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]*||02/02/2017|
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|Senate Energy and Natural Resources||02/02/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Alternative and renewable resources
- Congressional oversight
- Department of the Interior
- Electric power generation and transmission
- Energy revenues and royalties
- Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Government trust funds
- Land use and conservation
- Licensing and registrations
- Outdoor recreation
- User charges and fees
- Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (02/02/2017)
Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act
This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to extend through FY2022 the authorization for deposit and use of lease revenues under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. Such funds shall be available to the Department of the Interior for FY2017 and afterwards to implement both the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970.
Interior shall establish priority areas on covered land (i.e., public land administered by Interior and not excluded under law from the development of geothermal, solar, or wind energy) for geothermal, solar, and wind energy projects. Variance areas shall also be considered for the development of renewable energy projects under this bill, consistent with the principles of multiple use (as defined under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976).
The bill defines "variance area" as covered land that is neither an exclusion area (not suitable for development of renewable energy projects) nor a priority area.
Interior shall establish a program to improve federal permit coordination with respect to renewable energy projects carried out on covered land.
The bill establishes the Renewable Energy Resource Conservation Fund to make funds available to federal, state, and tribal agencies for distribution in regions in which renewable energy projects are located on federal land for: (1) restoring and protecting fish and wildlife habitat and corridors for affected species and water resources in areas affected by wind, geothermal, or solar energy development; and (2) preserving and improving recreational access to federal land and water in an affected region.