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H.R.2004: Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Mike Simpson, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 15, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013 - Amends competitive lease provisions of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to allow an area of qualified federal land (land that is otherwise available for leasing under that Act) that adjoins other land for which a qualified lessee holds a legal right to develop geothermal resources to be available for a noncompetitive lease to such lessee at fair market value per acre if: (1) the area of qualified federal land consists of not less than one acre and not more than 640 acres and is not already leased or nominated to be leased, (2) the qualified lessee has not previously received a noncompetitive lease in connection with the valid discovery for which data has been submitted, and (3) sufficient technical data prepared by a qualified geothermal professional has been submitted by the qualified lessee to the applicable federal land management agency that would lead individuals who are experienced in the subject matter to believe that there is ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
May 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.