110-H.R.3261

To amend the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act to require that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conduct local hearings before issuing a permit or other authorization for any action that may affect land use in any locality, and for other purposes.

7/31/2007--Introduced.

Amends the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), before issuing a permit or other authorization for any action that may affect land use in any locality, to hold a public hearing in that locality, if requested by five or more individuals or an organization representing 30 or more individuals.

Requires the hearing to be held in a statistical metropolitan area at a location reasonably central to the affected areas, if a facility affects multiple areas.

Instructs FERC to hold such a hearing whenever a request for reconsideration is granted, if FERC did not hold a hearing before issuing the permit or authorization.

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