Public Law 115 – 205 – An act to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam

[115th Congress Public Law 205]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

[[Page 132 STAT. 1533]]

Public Law 115-205
115th Congress

An Act

To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of
a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam. <<NOTE: July
23, 2018 – [H.R. 2122]>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REINSTATEMENT AND EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A FEDERAL
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION PROJECT
INVOLVING JENNINGS RANDOLPH DAM.

(a) Extension of Time.–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 12715
(referred to in this section as the “project”), the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (referred to in this section as 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, 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 project for
not more than 3 consecutive 2-year periods that begin on the date of the
expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission.
(b) Obligation of Licensee.–Any obligation of the licensee for the
project for the payment of annual charges under section 10(e) of the
Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803(e)) shall commence on the expiration of
the time period to commence construction of the project, as extended by
the Commission under subsection (a).
(c) <<NOTE: Effective dates.>> Reinstatement of Expired License.–
(1) In general.–If the period required for the commencement
of construction of the project has expired before the date of
enactment of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license
effective as of the date of the expiration of the license.

[[Page 132 STAT. 1534]]

(2) Extension.–If the Commission reinstates the license
under paragraph (1), the first extension authorized under
subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the expiration
of the license.

Approved July 23, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 2122 (S. 710):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-175 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-103 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources)
accompanying S. 710.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 163 (2017):
June 12, considered and passed
House.
Vol. 164 (2018):
June 28, considered and passed
Senate.

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