PUBLIC LAW 96-501—DEC. 5, 1980
Public Law 96-501 96th Congress
94 STAT. 2697
To assist the electrical consumers of the Pacific Northwest through use of the Federal Columbia River Power System to achieve cost-effective energy conservation, to encourage the development of renewable energy resources, to establish a representative regional power planning process, to assure the region of an efficient and adequate power supply, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. This Act, together with the following table of contents, may be cited as the "Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act". SECTION
Dec. 5, 1980 [S. 885]
Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act. 16 USC 839 note.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.
1. Short title and table of contents. 2. Purposes. 3. Definitions. 4. Regional planning and participation. 5. Sale of power. 6. Conservation and resource acquisition. 7. Rates. 8. Amendments to existing law. 9. Administrative provisions. 10. Savings provisions. 11. Effective date. 12. Severability. PURPOSES
S E C 2. The purposes of this Act, together with the provisions of 16 USC 839. other laws applicable to the Federal Columbia River Power System, are all intended to be construed in a consistent manner. Such purposes are also intended to be construed in a manner consistent with applicable environmental laws. Such purposes are: (1) to encourage, through the unique opportunity provided by the Federal Columbia River Power System— (A) conservation and efficiency in the use of electric power, and (B) the development of renewable resources within the Pacific Northwest; (2) to assure the Pacific Northwest of an adequate, efficient, economical, and reliable power supply; (3) to provide for the participation and consultation of the Pacific Northwest States, local governments, consumers, customers, users of the Columbia River System (including Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies and appropriate Indian tribes), and the public at large within the region in— (A) the development of regional plans and programs related to energy conservation, renewable resources, other resources, and protecting, mitigating, and enhancing fish and wildlife resources.