Public Law 115-203 – An act to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

Last Updated on June 1, 2019 by LawEuro

[115th Congress Public Law 203]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

Public Law 115-203
115th Congress

An Act

To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a
hydroelectric project. <<NOTE: July 23, 2018 – [H.R. 447]>>

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

(a) <<NOTE: Time period.>> 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
project numbered 12740, the Commission may, at the request of the
licensee for the project, and after reasonable notice, in accordance
with the good faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of
that section and the Commission’s procedures under that section, extend
the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the
construction of the project for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from
the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the

(b) <<NOTE: Effective dates.>> Reinstatement of Expired License.–
If the period required for commencement of construction of the project
described in subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of the
enactment of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license for the
project effective as of the date of its expiration and the first
extension authorized under subsection (a) shall take effect on the date
of such expiration.

Approved July 23, 2018.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-170 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
Vol. 163 (2017):
June 12, considered and passed
Vol. 164 (2018):
June 28, considered and passed


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