H.R.8935 - National Dam and Hydropower Safety Improvements Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 12/10/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.8935 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/10/2020)
National Dam and Hydropower Safety Improvements Act of 2020
This bill requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take certain actions related to dam safety.
Specifically, the commission may issue a license for a dam and other project works only if the project meets the relevant safety requirements and the licensee can operate and manage the project works in a manner that ensures dam and public safety. A licensee with an already-issued license must also meet these safety requirements.
The commission shall also establish procedures to assess the financial viability of an applicant for such a license.
The commission's Office of Energy Projects must notify a state in certain situations, such as when the commission issues a finding that requires a dam operator in that state to make repairs.
The commission must also (1) hold a conference with states to discuss dam safety issues, and (2) report to Congress an assessment of the failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan.