To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider private landownership and private use of land in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.
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 ``Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act''.
SEC. 2. HYDROPOWER LICENSES.
(a) Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended-- (1) by designated the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1) through (3) respectively; and (2) in paragraph (3) (as so designated), by inserting ``private landownership by any nonlicensee and private use of land,'' before ``recreational opportunities''. (b) Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)(1), by inserting ``private landownership by any nonlicensee and private use of land,'' after ``water supply''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(k) Private Landownership.-- ``(1) In general.--In developing any recreational resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider private landownership by any nonlicensee as a means to encourage and facilitate-- ``(A) private investment; and ``(B) increased tourism and recreational use. ``(2) Licenses.-- ``(A) Future licenses.--The Commission shall include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license issued after the date of enactment of this subsection. ``(B) Existing licenses.--Any licensee may include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license in effect as of the date...