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Energy Development and Transmission Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

1176 § 6 Consider studying the oil and gas tax revenue allocation formulas.  The study must include consideration of current and historical allocations to political subdivisions and the appropriate level of oil and gas tax revenue allocations to political subdivisions based on infrastructure and other needs.

2372 § 1 Consider studying the impacts and costs of the Environmental Protection Agency regulations on carbon dioxide emissions for new and existing electric generation units.  The study must include the regulations' estimated compliance costs on the industry, estimated impacts on regional grid reliability, estimated economic impact to ratepayers in this state, and the feasibility of implementing the regulations, including the proposed timeline.  The study must also include an update on the status of technologies related to reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.  The Legislative Management may consult with the Lignite Energy Council, State Department of Health, Public Service Commission, Attorney General, and other state and federal agencies as needed.

Study the impact of a comprehensive energy policy for the state and the development of each facet of the energy industry from the obtaining of the raw natural resource to the sale of the final product in this state, other states, and other countries (NDCC § 54-35-18)

Receive written report from the North Dakota Transmission Authority each biennium (NDCC § 17-05-13)

Receive biennial report from the North Dakota Pipeline Authority on its activities (NDCC § 54-17.7-13)

Receive, along with the Governor, report from the Industrial Commission in December 2014 and every four years thereafter discussing whether the amount in the carbon dioxide storage facility trust fund and fees being paid into the fund are sufficient to satisfy the fund's objectives (NDCC § 38-22-15)

Receive annual report from the operator of a coal conversion facility that receives a carbon dioxide capture credit for certain coal conversion facilities regarding the facility's carbon dioxide capture project (NDCC § 57-60-02.1)

Receive biennial report from the Energy Policy Commission and its recommendations to the state energy policy (NDCC § 17-07-01)

Receive report from the Energy and Environmental Research Center by December 1, 2015, regarding recommendations on existing regulations on construction and monitoring of crude oil and produced water pipelines, determine the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of requiring leak detection and monitoring technology on new and existing pipeline systems (2015 House Bill No. 1358, § 8)

Receive report from the Public Service Commission at least once each year of the 2015-16 interim, on the most current information available on the status of retail sales of electricity in the state meeting or exceeding the state renewable and recycled energy objective established in NDCC Section 49-02-28 and a comparison of the amount of renewable and recycled energy produced in the state with the amount sold at retail in the state (2015 Senate Bill No. 2037, § 5)

Committee Meetings

February 3, 2016 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm CST

Committee Documents

November 24, 2015 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CST

Committee Documents

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