Text: H.R.1836 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/18/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1836


To amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2019

Mr. Yoho (for himself and Mr. Waltz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Expedited approval of export of certain volumes of natural gas.

Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

“(c) Expedited application and approval process.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of subsection (a), the following shall be deemed to be consistent with the public interest, and applications for such importation or exportation shall be granted without modification or delay:

“(A) The importation of the natural gas referred to in subsection (b).

“(B) The exportation of natural gas in a volume up to and including 51,750,000,000 cubic feet per year.

“(C) The exportation of natural gas to a nation with which there is in effect a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas.

“(2) EXCLUSION.—Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1) shall not apply to any nation subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.”.