Summary

S. 1988: A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider private landownership and private use of land in issuing... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Dec 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

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...

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I support S. 1988 (112th) ("A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission") because... I am personally effected by AEP donating a residential lot as a boat launch. AEP, FERC is forcing this, but AEP made the initial offer. 5 neighbors lots would be accessed through this site. The offer of this site by AEP as part of it's relicensing is giving away our property rights. AEP has other properties, locations away from esisting residential areas. Why affect so many property owners adversley by changing existing residential zoning and overburdening a cul-de-sac community? AEP and FERC are unaproachable for the average citizen. Under a cloak of legal mumbo-jumbo and impossibly intricate committee rules, the rights of property owners have been usurped by AEP and offered to FERC as part of thier License Plan. FERC is in effect closed to the little people who are the neighbors of this bad faith offer of a boat ramp. It's said to be a necessary "action" by AEP to get it's FERC license renewed, It leaves the property owners adjacent and approaching the site as victims of both AEP and FERC.

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Bill Summary

S. 1988: A bill 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.

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