To amend the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act to promote the availability of affordable, clean-burning natural gas to North American markets, 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 ``Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF ALASKA NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION PROJECT.
Section 102 of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act (15 U.S.C. 720) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: ``(2) Alaska natural gas transportation project.--The term `Alaska natural gas transportation project' means-- ``(A) any natural gas pipeline system that carries Alaska natural gas to a market (including related facilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission) that is authorized under-- ``(i) the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 719 et seq.); or ``(ii) section 103; and ``(B) any pipeline segment that the Commission finds could feasibly be incorporated into and serve as an integrated segment of the system described in subparagraph (A) (including the construction and operation of the segment), which shall be subject to this Act and the jurisdiction of the Commission under the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 et seq.), regardless of whether the segment-- ``(i) is proposed and constructed prior to the construction of the entire system described in subparagraph (A); or ``(ii) initially transports Alaska natural gas solely for delivery to consumers within the State of Alaska.''.