Public Law 115-201 – An act to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes

[115th Congress Public Law 201]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

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Public Law 115-201
115th Congress

An Act

To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for
other purposes. <<NOTE: July 20, 2018 – [H.R. 220]>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. TERROR LAKE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT UPPER HIDDEN BASIN
DIVERSION AUTHORIZATION.

(a) Definitions.–In this section:
(1) Commission.–The term “Commission” means the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission.
(2) Terror lake hydroelectric project.–The term “Terror
Lake Hydroelectric Project” means the project identified in
section 1325 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation
Act (16 U.S.C. 3212), and which is Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission project number 2743.
(3) Upper hidden basin diversion expansion.–The term
“Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion” means the expansion
of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project as generally described
in Exhibit E to the Upper Hidden Basin Grant Application dated
July 2, 2014, and submitted to the Alaska Energy Authority
Renewable Energy Fund Round VIII by Kodiak Electric Association,
Inc.

(b) Authorization.–The licensee for the Terror Lake Hydroelectric
Project may occupy not more than 20 acres of Federal land to construct,
operate, and maintain the Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion without
further authorization of the Secretary of the Interior or under the
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101 et
seq.).
(c) Savings Clause.–The Upper Hidden Basin Diversion Expansion
shall be subject to appropriate terms and conditions included in an
amendment to a license issued by the Commission pursuant to the Federal
Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.), including section 4(e) of that Act
(16 U.S.C. 797(e)), following an

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environmental review by the Commission under the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

Approved July 20, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 220 (S. 214):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-154 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-105 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources)
accompanying S. 214.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 163 (2017):
June 27, considered and passed
House.
Vol. 164 (2018):
June 28, considered and passed
Senate.

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