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S. 1142 - J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2018

Sponsor: Bill Cassidy (R)
Introduced: 2018-08-22
Bill Status: Held at the desk.
 

J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2018

(Sec.2)This bill authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), upon request, to extend by six years the time period during which construction must commence on the Red River Lock and Dam No. 3, 4, and 5 Hydroelectric Projects located on the Red River in Louisiana.

FERC may reinstate the construction license if it is expired.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 1142


AN ACT

    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects.

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 “J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Extension.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding the time period specified in section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would otherwise apply to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbers 12756, 12757, and 12758, the Commission may, at the request of the licensee for the applicable project, and after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of that section and the procedures of the Commission under that section, extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of the applicable project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission.

(b) Reinstatement of license.—If the time period required for commencement of construction of a project described in subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of enactment of this Act—

(1) the Commission may reinstate the license for the applicable project effective as of the date of the expiration of the license; and

(2) the first extension authorized under subsection (a) shall take effect on that expiration.

Passed the Senate August 22, 2018.

Attest:





Secretary  


115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 1142

AN ACT
    To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects.

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