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H.R. 4606 - Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

Sponsor: Bill Johnson (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-06
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 

Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

This bill amends the Natural Gas Act to state that an application under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of natural gas that does not exceed 0.14 billion cubic feet per day shall be granted without modification or delay.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4606


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 6, 2018

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


AN ACT

    To provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.

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 “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act”.

SEC. 2. Small scale exportation or importation of natural gas.

Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “For purposes” and inserting “(1) For purposes”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) For purposes of subsection (a), and in addition to any importation or exportation of natural gas described in paragraph (1), importation or exportation of natural gas shall be deemed to be consistent with the public interest, and an application for such importation or exportation shall be granted without modification or delay, if—

“(A) the application for such importation or exportation proposes to import or export a volume of natural gas that does not exceed 0.14 billion cubic feet per day; and

“(B) the Commission’s approval of such application does not require an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.”.

Passed the House of Representatives September 6, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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