To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, 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. INSULAR AREAS AND FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.
(a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Comprehensive energy plan.--The term ``comprehensive energy plan'' means a comprehensive energy plan prepared and updated under subsections (c) and (e) of section 604 of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and for other purposes'', approved December 24, 1980 (48 U.S.C. 1492). (2) Energy action plan.--The term ``energy action plan'' means the plan required by subsection (d). (3) Freely associated states.--The term ``Freely Associated States'' means the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. (4) Insular areas.--The term ``insular areas'' means American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (6) Team.--The term ``team'' means the team established by the Secretary under subsection (b). (b) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this...