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PUBLIC LAW 99-495—OCT. 16, 1986 Public Law 99-495 99th Congress
100 STAT. 1243
To amend the Federal Power Act to provide for more protection to electric consumers.
Oct. 16, 1986 [S. 426]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Electric United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986". (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.— Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.
Consumers Protection Act of 1986. 16 USC 791a note.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Short title and table of contents. Amendments to section 7 of Federal Power Act. Environmental consideration in licensing. Relicensing procedures. License term on relicensing. Unauthorized activities. Amendments to section 30 of Federal Power Act. Amendments concerning certain small power production facilities subject to PURPA benefits. 9. Fees and charges for use of dams and structures. 10. Election and negotiations concerning contested projects subject to litigation. 11. Merwin Dam project. 12. Additional Commission enforcement authority. 13. Antitrust laws. 14. Landowner notification. 15. Applications for certain orders under Federal Power Act. 15A. Miscellaneous provisions. 16. Provision of information to Congress. 17. Savings provisions. 18. Effective date.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 7 OF FEDERAL POWER ACT.
Section 7(a) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791(a) et seq.) is 16 USC 800. amended as follows: (1) Insert "original" after "hereunder or". (2) Strike out "and in issuing licenses to new licensees under section 15 hereof and substitute a comma. SEC. 3. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION IN LICENSING.
(a) PURPOSES OF LICENSE.—Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act is 16 USC 797. amended by adding the following at the end thereof: "In deciding whether to issue any license under this Part for any project, the Commission, in addition to the power and development purposes for which licenses are issued, shall give equal consideration to the purposes of energy conservation, the protection, mitigation of damage to, and enhancement of, fish and wildlife (including related spawning grounds and habitat), the protection of recreational opportunities, and the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality.". (b) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 10(a).—Section 10(a) of such Act is 16 USC 803. amended as follows: