H.R. 2938: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

H.R. 2938

To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

Date
July 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2938 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 2938 was introduced on June 18, 2009, by Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL).

Bill Summary

H.R. 2938 would extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence the construction of a hydroelectric project in Alton, Illinois for up to 3 consecutive 2-year periods from the date of the expiration of the extension originally issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), if the licensee requests with reasonable notice.

If the period required for commencement of construction of a project has expired prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, FERC may reinstate the license effective as of the date of its expiration and the first extension authorized under subsection shall take effect on that date.

 

Background

This legislation would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of FERC project number 12187-the Price Dam Hydroelectric Project. This hydroelectric project is located on the Mississippi River in Alton, Illinois. The proposed project would be constructed on the U.S. Corps of Engineers Melvin Price Locks & Dam and would occupy 7.8 acres of federal lands (including six of nine existing gate bays in the dam and a portion of the Illinois shoreline for the construction of the proposed transmission line).

Cost

There is no CBO cost estimate yet available for H.R. 2938.