HR.1900 - Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

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11/21/2013--Passed House amended. Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act - Amends the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve or deny a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a prefiled project within 12 months after receiving a complete application that is ready to be processed. Defines "prefiled project" as a project for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of a natural gas pipeline with respect to which a prefiling docket number has been assigned by FERC pursuant to a prefiling process established by FERC for the purpose of facilitating the formal application process for obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. Requires the agency responsible for issuing any federal license, permit, or approval regarding the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of a project for which a certificate is sought to approve or deny issuance of the certificate within 90 days after FERC issues its final environmental document regarding the project. Requires FERC to grant an agency request for a 30-day extension of the 90-day time period if the agency demonstrates that it cannot otherwise complete the process required to approve or deny the license, permit, or approval, and therefore will be compelled to deny it. Authorizes FERC, in granting such an extension, to offer technical assistance to the agency in order to address conditions preventing completion of the application review. Declares that, if the agency fails to approve or deny issuance of a permit, license, or approval within the prescribed time-frame, the license, permit, or approval shall take effect upon expiration of 30 days after the period's end. Directs FERC to incorporate into the terms of a license, permit, or approval any conditions proffered by the agency that FERC does not find to be inconsistent with the final environmental document.

Received In The Senate And Read Twice And Referred To The Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation.
December 9th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Motion To Reconsider Laid On The Table Agreed To Without Objection.
November 21st 2013 @ 12:14 PM

On Passage Passed By Recorded Vote: 252 - 165 (roll No. 611).
November 21st 2013 @ 12:14 PM

On Motion To Recommit With Instructions Failed By The Yeas And Nays: 180 - 233 (roll No. 610).
November 21st 2013 @ 11:56 AM

The Previous Question On The Motion To Recommit With Instructions Was Ordered Without Objection.
November 21st 2013 @ 11:50 AM

Debate - The House Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Tierney Motion To Recommit With Instructions. The Instructions Contained In The Motion Seek To Report The Same Back To The House Forthwith, With An Amendment To Prevent Any Provisions Of The Underlying Bill From Taking Effect Unless The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, In Consultation With Appropriate Regulatory Agencies, Determines That The Implementation Of The Bill Will Not: Adversely Impact Natural Gas Pipeline Safety; Or Inhibit The Ability Of Communities To Meaningfully Engage In The Siting Of Natural Gas Pipelines That Affect Them.
November 21st 2013 @ 11:46 AM

Mr. Tierney Moved To Recommit With Instructions To Energy And Commerce.
November 21st 2013 @ 11:45 AM

The Previous Question Was Ordered Pursuant To The Rule.
November 21st 2013 @ 11:45 AM

The House Rose From The Committee Of The Whole House On The State Of The Union To Report H.r. 1900.
November 21st 2013 @ 11:44 AM

Unfinished Business - The Chair Announced That The Unfinished Business Was The Question On Adoption Of Amendments Which Had Been Debated Earlier And On Which Further Proceedings Had Been Postponed.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:52 AM

Postponed Proceedings - At The Conclusion Of Debate On The Dingell Amendment No. 5, The Chair Put The Question On Adoption Of The Amendment And By Voice Vote Announced That The Noes Had Prevailed. Mr. Dingell Demanded A Recorded Vote, And The Chair Postponed Further Proceedings On Adoption Of The Amendment Until A Time To Be Announced.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:51 AM

Debate - Pursuant To The Provisions Of H. Res. 420, The Committee Of Whole Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Dingell Amendment No. 5.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:42 AM

Postponed Proceedings - At The Conclusion Of Debate On The Jackson Lee (tx) Amendment No. 4, The Chair Put The Question On Adoption Of The Amendment And By Voice Vote Announced That The Noes Had Prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (tx) Demanded A Recorded Vote, And The Chair Postponed Further Proceedings On Adoption Of The Amendment Until A Time To Be Announced.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:41 AM

Debate - Pursuant To The Provisions Of H. Res. 420, The Committee Of Whole Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Jackson Lee (tx) Amendment No. 4.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:34 AM

Postponed Proceedings - At The Conclusion Of Debate On The Speier Amendment No. 3, The Chair Put The Question On Adoption Of The Amendment And By Voice Vote Announced That The Noes Had Prevailed. Ms. Speier Demanded A Recorded Vote, And The Chair Postponed Further Proceedings On Adoption Of The Amendment Until A Time To Be Announced.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:34 AM

Debate - Pursuant To The Provisions Of H. Res. 420, The Committee Of Whole Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Speier Amendment No. 3.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:27 AM

Postponed Proceedings - At The Conclusion Of Debate On The Castor (fl) Amendment No. 2, The Chair Put The Question On Adoption Of The Amendment And By Voice Vote Announced That The Noes Had Prevailed. Ms. Castor Demanded A Recorded Vote, And The Chair Postponed Further Proceedings On Adoption Of The Amendment Until A Time To Be Announced.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:27 AM

Debate - Pursuant To The Provisions Of H. Res. 420, The Committee Of Whole Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Castor (fl) Amendment No. 2.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Postponed Proceedings - At The Conclusion Of Debate On The Tonko Amendment No. 1, The Chair Put The Question On Adoption Of The Amendment And By Voice Vote Announced That The Noes Had Prevailed. Mr. Tonko Demanded A Recorded Vote, And The Chair Postponed Further Proceedings On Adoption Of The Amendment Until A Time To Be Announced.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:16 AM

Debate - Pursuant To The Provisions Of H. Res. 420, The Committee Of Whole Proceeded With 10 Minutes Of Debate On The Tonko Amendment No. 1.
November 21st 2013 @ 10:10 AM

General Debate - The Committee Of The Whole Proceeded With One Hour Of General Debate On H.r. 1900.
November 21st 2013 @ 9:19 AM

The Speaker Designated The Honorable Ted Poe To Act As Chairman Of The Committee.
November 21st 2013 @ 9:19 AM

House Resolved Itself Into The Committee Of The Whole House On The State Of The Union Pursuant To H. Res. 420 And Rule Xviii.
November 21st 2013 @ 9:18 AM

Rule Provides For Consideration Of H.r. 1900 With 1 Hour Of General Debate. Previous Question Shall Be Considered As Ordered Without Intervening Motions Except Motion To Recommit With Or Without Instructions. Measure Will Be Considered Read. Specified Amendments Are In Order.
November 21st 2013 @ 9:18 AM

Considered Under The Provisions Of Rule H. Res. 420.
November 21st 2013 @ 9:18 AM

Rule H. Res. 420 Passed House.
November 20th 2013 @ 1:53 PM

Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 420 Reported To House. Rule Provides For Consideration Of H.r. 1900 With 1 Hour Of General Debate. Previous Question Shall Be Considered As Ordered Without Intervening Motions Except Motion To Recommit With Or Without Instructions. Measure Will Be Considered Read. Specified Amendments Are In Order.
November 19th 2013 @ 4:40 PM

Placed On The Union Calendar, Calendar No. 192.
November 18th 2013 @ 12:15 PM

Reported (amended) By The Committee On Energy And Commerce. H. Rept. 113-269.
November 18th 2013 @ 12:15 PM

Ordered To Be Reported (amended) By The Yeas And Nays: 28 - 14.
July 17th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Committee Consideration And Mark-up Session Held.
July 17th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Committee Consideration And Mark-up Session Held.
July 16th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Forwarded By Subcommittee To Full Committee .
July 11th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Subcommittee Consideration And Mark-up Session Held.
July 11th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Subcommittee Consideration And Mark-up Session Held.
July 10th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 8th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Subcommittee On Energy And Power.
May 10th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The House Committee On Energy And Commerce.
May 9th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900) would expedite the permitting process for federal licenses, permits, and approvals for natural gas pipeline projects.

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Thursday November 28th 2013

H.R. 1900 would amend the Natural Gas Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other agencies to complete regulatory activities and reviews within specific timeframes. It would also require that the permit would be enacted if an agency failed to issue a response within those timeframes.

The bill is strongly supported by congressional Republicans and the oil and natural gas industry, and strongly opposed by Congressional Democrats and many environmental groups. The White House has issued a statement of administration policy opposing the bill, and while the bill passed the House the Democrat-led Senate is unlikely to bring the bill to the floor for a Senate vote.

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Thursday November 28th 2013
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