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H.R. 2786 - To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.
Introduced: 2017-07-19
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 511.
 

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 12, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

(Sec.1)This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise the criteria for a facility to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.

Under current law, a hydropower facility must have a capacity that does not exceed five megawatts.This bill eliminates such requirement.

Additionally, the bill revises the time frame from 45 days to 30 days for an entity to contest whether its hydroelectric facility meets the qualifying criteria.

Full Text

Calendar No. 511

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2786

[Report No. 115–297]


    To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 19, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

July 11, 2018

    Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with an amendment

[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]


AN ACT

    To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.

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

SECTION 1. Qualifying conduit hydropower facilities.

Section 30(a) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 823a(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(C), by striking “45 days” and inserting “30 days”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)(C)—

(A) in clause (i), by adding “and” after the semicolon;

(B) by striking clause (ii); and

(C) by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (ii).

(2) in paragraph (3)(C)(ii), by striking “5” and inserting “40”.


Calendar No. 511

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 2786
[Report No. 115–297]

AN ACT
    To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.

July 11, 2018
    Reported with an amendment

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