WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Legislation Addressing Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure Modernization.”
Members of #SubEnergy will examine 10 bills to promote and modernize the nation’s hydropower and pipeline infrastructure. The bills under review were informed through testimony received at previous hearings before the Energy and Commerce Committee. In May, the subcommittee reviewed the federal licensing process and recommendations to improve coordination between government agencies, promote new infrastructure, and ensure consumers have access to reliable and affordable electricity generated from hydropower. In February, the subcommittee examined the state of America’s evolving energy infrastructure and barriers to innovation, modernization, and further job creation and economic growth.
- Discussion Draft, “Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017”
- Discussion Draft, “Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-Powered Dams Act”
- Discussion Draft, “Promoting Closed Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act”
- Discussion Draft, “Promoting Small Conduit Hydropower Facilities Act of 2017”
- H.R. 1538, “Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement Act”
- H.R. 446, “To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project”
- H.R. 447, “To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project”
- H.R. 2122, “To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project”
- Discussion Draft, “Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act”
- Discussion Draft, “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act”
“As our nation’s energy portfolio and production continues to change and expand, so too should our nation’s energy infrastructure,” said Chairman Upton. “Next week’s hearing provides us an opportunity to continue our work to modernize our energy infrastructure and improve siting, permitting, and coordination between government agencies in an effort to further innovation, job creation, and economic growth.”
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.