Lake of the Ozarks, Ameren Missouri and FERC show up in a search of the 1,200-page, federal government budget that Congress approved last week.
The omnibus spending bill contained language that directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to evaluate its process for review and approval shoreline management plans.
Missouri senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, co-sponsored legislation directing FERC to work with parties involved in shoreline disputes to develop mutually agreeable solutions
When budget negotiations came down to the wire, they attached the FERC legislation to the budget bill.
Since President Obama signed the budget into law, FERC will be required to comply with the provisions of the legislation.