PUBLIC LAW 105-190-^ULY 14, 1998 112 STAT. 623 Public Law 105-190 105th Congress An Act To extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act for the construction of a July 14, 1998 hydroelectric project located in the State of Washington, and for other purposes. [H.R. 652] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF DEADLINE. (a) IN GENERAL. —Notwithstanding the time period specified in section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806) that would otherwise apply to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbered 9025, the Commission shall, upon the request of the project licensee, in accordance with the good faith, due diligence, and public interest requirements of that section and the Commission's procedures under that section, extend the time period during which the licensee is required to commence construction of the project for not more thsin 3 consecutive 2-year periods. (b) APPLICABILITY.— An extension under subsection (a) shall Effective date. take effect for a project upon the expiration of the extension, issued by the Commission under section 13 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 806), of the period required for commencement of construction of the project. (c) REINSTATEMENT OF EXPIRED LICENSE.— I f the Ucense for the project referred to in subsection (a) has expired prior to the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall reinstate the license effective as of the date of its expiration and extend the time required for commencement of construction of the project as provided in subsection (a) for not more than 3 consecutive 2-year periods, the first of which shall commence on the date of such expiration. Approved July 14, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 652: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-13 (Comm. on Commerce). SENATE REPORTS: No. 105-134 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 143 (1997): Mar. 11, considered and passed House. Vol. 144 (1998): June 25, considered and passed Senate.
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