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H.R.1533: Energy Regulatory Public Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Jim Gerlach, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Energy Regulatory Public Protection Act - Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) an Office of Public Advocate to represent the interests of members of the general public affected by regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), other FERC-related matters before other federal regulatory agencies, or any court of competent jurisdiction.

Makes it the duty of the Office to: (1) receive and assess comments from all interested parties with respect to project applications before FERC; (2) submit such comments to FERC, together with findings and recommendations, regarding the outcome, terms, and conditions of an application for approval; (3) review and assess applicant compliance with FERC orders; (4) seek full compliance with an order through the FERC or a court, if the applicant fails to comply and such noncompliance is harmful to the health, safety, and welfare of affected parties; and (5) undertake appeal of any FERC order it deems harm...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
April 12, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
April 12, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce