Amendment No. 1—Strikes the provisions in the bill that exempt small conduit hydropower (1.5 megawatts or less) from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, while retaining NEPA application for larger installations and the powerlines (if needed).
Amendment No. 2—Amends the title of the bill to designate the act as the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2012, as opposed to 2011.
Amendment No. 3—Prohibit the legislation from taking effect unless the Secretary of Interior finds that the bill would not result in a net loss of jobs.