H.R.2412 - Tribal Energy Self-Sufficiency Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.2412 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Tribal Energy Self-Sufficiency Act - Amends the Indian Financing Act of 1974 to authorize appropriations, exempt from certain limitations, for Indian electric energy development, including electric generation, transmission, and distribution.
Introduced in House (06/28/2001)
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to transfer, upon tribal request, Federal water and power projects on Indian lands to the tribe upon whose land such projects are located.
Directs the Secretary to continue trusteeship responsibilities to review agreements entered into between Indian tribes and other parties under: (1) the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982; and (2) the Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982.
Instructs the Secretary to study and report to Congress on all dams and water impoundments on Indian land to determine their suitability for siting for electrical power projects. Requires the Western Area Power Administration to set up electric power transmission facilities for the development of wind power generation on certain Indian lands.
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish within the Department of Energy the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs to assist Indian tribes to meet certain energy needs.
Creates the Indian Energy Loan Guaranty Fund to enable the Secretary to guarantee loans made to an Indian tribe for energy development.
Amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to make net metering available for renewable energy on Indian reservations.
Amends the Federal Power Act to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, upon tribal application, to order the interconnection and wheeling of transmission or local distribution facilities owned by another person with those of the applicant tribe.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend the credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources to solar power, non-closed loop biomass, incremental hydropower, geothermal energy, and fuel cells on Indian lands; and (2) allow a tax credit for the production of Indian oil or gas.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to make electricity facilities owned or controlled by an Indian tribe or entity eligible for community development assistance.
Directs the Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and of the Interior to develop energy efficiency and conservation measures in connection with certain housing located on Indian lands.
Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to authorize grants and zero interest loans for energy efficiency purposes, including provision or modernization of electric facilities for an Indian tribe.