102 STAT. 2302
PUBLIC LAW 100-474—OCT. 6, 1988
Public Law 100-474 100th Congress An Act Oct. 6, 1988 [H.R. 2884]
Uniform Regulatory Jurisdiction Act of 1988. 15 USC 717w note.
To assure uniformity in the exercise of regulatory jurisdiction pertaining to the transportation of natural gas and to clarify that the local transportation of natural gas by a distribution company is a matter within State jurisdiction and subject to regulation by State commissions, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the 'Uniform Regulatory Jurisdiction Act of 1988". SEC. 2. JURISDICTION OVER TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS.
Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717f) is amended— (a) by redesignating section "7(f)" as section "7(f)(1)"; (b) by striking the period at the end thereof and inserting "; and"; and (c) by adding a new section 7(f)(2) to read as follows: "(2) If the Commission has determined a service area pursuant to this subsection, transportation to ultimate consumers in such service area by the holder of such service area determination, even if across State lines, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State commission in the State in which the gas is consumed. This section shall not apply to the transportation of natural gas to another natural gas company.". 15 USC 717f note.
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The provisions of this Act shall become effective one hundred and twenty days after the date of enactment. Approved October 6, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2884: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-683 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-486 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): June 13, considered and passed House. Sept. 20, considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 23, House concurred in Senate amendment.