H.R.3301 - North American Energy Infrastructure Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.R.3301 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (10/22/2013)
North American Energy Infrastructure Act - Prohibits any person from constructing, connecting, operating, or maintaining an oil or natural gas pipeline or electric transmission facility at the national boundary of the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico without obtaining approval under this Act.
Requires the Secretary of Commerce, with respect to oil pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with respect to natural gas pipelines, or the Secretary of Energy (DOE), with respect to electric transmission facilities, to approve a request for approval of construction, connection, operation, or maintenance unless it is not in U.S. national security interests.
Declares that such an approval shall not be construed to constitute a major federal action for purposes of environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
Makes conforming amendments to the Natural Gas Act and the Federal Power Act.