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H.R.1587: Energy Infrastructure Improvement Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 15 (1 Democrat, 14 Republicans)
Introduced April 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Energy Infrastructure Improvement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (or the Secretary of Agriculture, as appropriate for administrative jurisdiction over the federal lands involved) to issue permits for rights-of-way, temporary easements, or other necessary authorizations to allow a permittee to construct, operate, maintain, expand, or modify a natural gas, oil, or petroleum products pipeline and related facilities on eligible federal lands.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) charge fees for such permits, (2) determine the initial fixed term for a permit, and (3) renew any right-of-way issued under this Act if the pipeline and its related facility is in commercial operation and operated and maintained in accordance with this Act.

Grants the Secretary enforcement and modification powers, including fines and suspension or termination of rights-of-way.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
April 16, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
April 16, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources