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Introduced in Senate (03/25/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 859


To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2019

Mr. Gardner introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, 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 “Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act” or the “RIVER Act”.

SEC. 2. Hydroelectric production incentives and efficiency improvements.

(a) Hydroelectric production incentives.—Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15881) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c), by striking “10” and inserting “22”;

(2) in subsection (e)(2), by striking “section 29(d)(2)(B)” and inserting “section 45K(d)(2)(B)”;

(3) in subsection (f), by striking “20” and inserting “32”; and

(4) in subsection (g), by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.

(b) Hydroelectric efficiency improvement.—Section 243(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15882(c)) is amended by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.