Text: H.R.6124 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 6124 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6124

    To amend certain provisions of the Natural Gas Act relating to 
   exportation or importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 14, 2010

    Mr. Wu introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend certain provisions of the Natural Gas Act relating to 
   exportation or importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Local Control for Energy and 
Environment Act''.

SEC. 2. EXPORTATION OR IMPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS.

    (a) Amendments to Natural Gas Act.--
            (1) Scope of natural gas act.--Section 1(b) of the Natural 
        Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717(b)) is amended by striking ``and to the 
        importation or exportation of natural gas in foreign commerce 
        and to persons engaged in such importation or exportation,'' 
        after ``such transportation or sale,''.
            (2) Definition.--Section 2 of the Natural Gas Act (15 
        U.S.C. 717a) is amended by striking paragraph (11).
            (3) Authorization for siting, construction, expansion, or 
        operation of lng terminals.--
                    (A) The title for section 3 of the Natural Gas Act 
                (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking ``; lng 
                terminals''.
                    (B) Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 
                717b) is amended by striking subsections (d), (e), and 
                (f).
            (4) LNG terminal state and local safety concerns.--The 
        Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 et seq.) is amended by striking 
        section 3A.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--
            (1) In general.--Section 311 of the Energy Policy Act of 
        2005 (Public Law 109-58; 119 Stat. 685) is repealed.
            (2) Application.--The Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 et 
        seq.) shall be applied and administered as if section 311 of 
        the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (and the amendments made by the 
        section) had not been enacted.

SEC. 3. CONSULTATION WITH STATES AND AVAILABILITY.

    (a) FERC Consultation With States.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, any interagency agreements, collaborations, or 
activities regarding the environmental impact, safety to public, or 
security of a liquefied natural gas facility entered into by the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall, where appropriate, include 
input by and consultation with the State in which such facility is 
located.
    (b) Availability.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
agreements, collaborations, and activities described in subsection (a), 
and the subsequent reports and documents from such agreements, 
collaborations, and activities, shall, unless vital to national 
security, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security, be made 
available to the public in print and on an Internet website.
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