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President signs two hydro power bills


From the August 21, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published August 21, 2013

By Jeannine Anderson
Editor
Two hydro power bills backed by APPA have been signed into law:

•  H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, modifies the Federal Power Act and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power capacity. The measure was introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.

•  H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act,  amends the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize the secretary of the interior to contract for small conduit hydro power development at Reclamation facilities. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.

President Obama signed both measures on Aug. 9.
 

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