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H.R.3811 - Keystone For a Secure Tomorrow Act
To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.
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Mr. POE of Texas (for himself, Mr. BOREN, Mr. BARTON of Texas, Mr. CULBERSON, Mr. FARENTHOLD, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. OLSON, Mr. BOUSTANY, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. SCALISE, Mr. MCCAUL, and Mr. ROHRABACHER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDING.
The Congress finds that the delivery of oil from Alberta, Canada, to domestic markets in the United States is in the national interest of the United States, and the earliest possible completion of the Keystone XL pipeline will best serve the national interest.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PERMIT APPROVAL.
(b) Description of Permit- The permit approved under subsection (a) is the permit with respect to certain energy-related facilities and land transportation crossings on the international boundaries of the United States for the Keystone XL pipeline project, an application for which was filed on September 19, 2008 (including amendments).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) The permittee shall comply with all applicable Federal and State laws (including regulations) and all applicable industrial codes regarding the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) The permittee shall take all appropriate measures to prevent or mitigate any adverse environmental impact or disruption of historic properties in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) the final environmental impact statement issued by the Secretary of State on August 26, 2011, satisfies all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (
(B) any modification required by the Secretary of State to the Plan described in paragraph (4)(A) shall not require supplementation of the final environmental impact statement described in that paragraph; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) The construction, operation, and maintenance of the facilities shall be in all material respects similar to that described in the application described in subsection (b) and in accordance with--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) the construction, mitigation, and reclamation measures agreed to by the permittee in the Construction Mitigation and Reclamation Plan found in appendix B of the final environmental impact statement issued by the Secretary of State on August 26, 2011, subject to the modification described in subsection (d);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) the special conditions agreed to between the permittee and the Administrator of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation found in appendix U of the final environmental impact statement described in subparagraph (A);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) if the modified route submitted by the Governor of Nebraska under subsection (d)(3)(B) crosses the Sand Hills region, the measures agreed to by the permittee for the Sand Hills region found in appendix H of the final environmental impact statement described in subparagraph (A); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) a review period during which routing within the State of Nebraska may be reconsidered and the route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the State altered with any accompanying modification to the Plan described in subsection (c)(4)(A); andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) to coordinate review with the State of Nebraska and provide any necessary data and reasonable technical assistance material to the review process required under this subsection; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Effect of No Approval- If the President does not approve the route within the State of Nebraska submitted by the Governor of Nebraska under subsection (d)(3)(B) not later than 10 days after the date of submission, the route submitted by the Governor of Nebraska under subsection (d)(3)(B) shall be considered approved, pursuant to the terms of the permit approved under subsection (a) that meets the requirements of subsection (c) and this subsection, by operation of law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Private Property Savings Clause- Nothing in this section alters the Federal, State, or local processes or conditions in effect on the date of enactment of this Act that are necessary to secure access from private property owners to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink