[115th Congress Public Law 205]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

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Public Law 115-205
115th Congress

                                 An Act

To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
 a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam. <<NOTE: July 
                       23, 2018 -  [H.R. 2122]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
                              ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION PROJECT 
                              INVOLVING JENNINGS RANDOLPH DAM.

    (a) Extension of Time.--Notwithstanding the time period specified in 
section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would otherwise 
apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbered 12715 
(referred to in this section as the ``project''), the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (referred to in this section as the 
``Commission'') may, at the request of the licensee for the project, and 
after reasonable notice, in accordance with the good faith, due 
diligence, and public interest requirements of, and the procedures of 
the Commission under, that section, extend the time period during which 
the licensee is required to commence the construction of the project for 
not more than 3 consecutive 2-year periods that begin on the date of the 
expiration of the extension originally issued by the Commission.
    (b) Obligation of Licensee.--Any obligation of the licensee for the 
project for the payment of annual charges under section 10(e) of the 
Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803(e)) shall commence on the expiration of 
the time period to commence construction of the project, as extended by 
the Commission under subsection (a).
    (c) <<NOTE: Effective dates.>>  Reinstatement of Expired License.--
            (1) In general.--If the period required for the commencement 
        of construction of the project has expired before the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Commission may reinstate the license 
        effective as of the date of the expiration of the license.

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            (2) Extension.--If the Commission reinstates the license 
        under paragraph (1), the first extension authorized under 
        subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the expiration 
        of the license.

    Approved July 23, 2018.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-175 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-103 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources) 
accompanying S. 710.
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    June 12, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    June 28, considered and passed