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H.R. 2910 - Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 115-28 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 2910 as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Text of H.R. 2910 PDF XML

    Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (as introduced) 

  • H. Rept. 115-223 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 454: 
Agreed to by record vote of 234-194, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 236-192 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

MANAGERS: Cheney/Slaughter

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2910.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-28 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 2883.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-29 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

17. Structured rule for H.R 218.

18. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

20. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-27 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

21. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

22. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

23. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

24. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

25. Section 4 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

26. Section 5 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
9Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratLate Improves FERCs public comment and transparency processMade In Order
5Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratDirects FERC, in considering an application for an authorization or certificate covered by the bill, to consult with the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration regarding the extent of the applicant’s compliance with security guidance and best practice recommendations issued by TSA on pipeline infrastructure security, pipeline cybersecurity, pipeline personnel security, and other pipeline security measures designed to ensure the public safety. Made In Order
6Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratProvides that where a holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity has been subject to an enforcement action by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the last 5 years, the covered holder must suspend all activities authorized by the certificate unless the Administrator of PHMSA first certifies to FERC that the holder is in compliance with PHMSA pipeline safety regulations. Also provides that FERC may not issue any new certificate to the holder absent such certification by the PHMSA Administrator. Submitted
8Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratSuspends the certificate of public convenience and necessity for project sites where certified independent air quality testing demonstrates an existing violation of a National Ambient Air Quality Standard or a requirement relating to a hazardous pollutant listed under the Clean Air Act. Requires covered holder to suspend activities authorized by the certificate of public convenience and prevents FERC from issuing any new certificate to the covered holder for the project site until the state environmental authority with jurisdiction over the project site conducts certified independent air quality testing and certifies to FERC that any such violation has been remediated.Submitted
7Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratProhibits the use of eminent domain for pipeline projects with a certificate of public convenience after the enactment of this bill.Submitted
1Version 2Tsongas (MA), McGovern (MA), Beyer (VA)DemocratRevised Shall not apply if any part of a pipeline facility that is a subject of the application is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation. Made In Order
2Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratWithdrawn Strikes Section 2(f(2)) on aerial and remote surveys.Withdrawn
3Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires advance permission from property owners for an aerial/remote survey to be acceptedSubmitted
4Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ), Rush (IL)DemocratRequires that FERC find it in the public interest before allowing a holder of public convenience to exercise eminent domain. Submitted