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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 2730

42 USC 7152.

Contracts outside Pacific Northwest, limitations and conditions.


16 USC 837d.

PUBLIC LAW 96-501—DEC. 5, 1980

ville Project Act of 1937 (16 U.S.C. 832a(f)). Other provisions of law applicable to such contracts on the effective date of this Act shall continue to be applicable. (b) The Administrator shall discharge the executive and administrative functions of his office in accordance with the policy established by the Bonneville Project Act of 1937 (16 U.S.C. 832 and following), section 302(a)(2) and (3) of the Department of Energy Organization Act, and this Act. The Secretary of Energy, the Council, and the Administrator shall take such steps as are necessary to assure the timely implementation of this Act in a sound and businesslike manner. Nothing in this Act shall be construed by the Secretary, the Administrator, or any other official of the Department of Energy to modify, alter, or otherwise affect the requirements and directives expressed by the Congress in section 302(a)(2) and (3) of the Department of Energy Organization Act or the operations of such officials as they existed prior to enactment of this Act. (c) Any contract of the Administrator for the sale or exchange of electric power for use outside the Pacific Northwest shall be subject to limitations and conditions corresponding to those provided in sections 2 and 3 of the Act of August 31, 1964 (16 U.S.C. 837a and 837b) for any contract for the sale, delivery, or exchange of hydroelectric energy or peaking capacity generated within the Pacific Northwest for use outside the Pacific Northwest. In applying such sections for the purposes of this subsection, the term "surplus energy" shall mean electric energy for which there is no market in the Pacific Northwest at any rate established for the disposition of such energy, and the term "surplus peaking capacity" shall mean electric peaking capacity for which there is no demand in the Pacific Northwest at the rate established for the disposition of such capacity. The authority granted, and duties imposed upon, the Secretary by sections 5 and 7 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 837e and 837f) shall also apply to the Administrator in connection with resources acquired by the Administrator pursuant to this Act. The Administrator shall, in making any determination, under any contract executed pursuant to section 5, of the electric power requirements of any Pacific Northwest customer, which is a non-Federal entity having its own generation, exclude, in addition to hydroelectric generated energy excluded from such requirements pursuant to section 3(d) of such Act (16 U.S.C. 837b(d)), any amount of energy included in the resources of such customer for service to firm loads in the region if (1) such amount was disposed of by such customer outside the region, and (2) as a result of such disposition, the firm energy requirements of such customer or other customers of the Administrator are increased. Such amount of energy shall not be excluded, if the Administrator determines that through reasonable measures such amount of energy could not be conserved or otherwise retained for service to regional loads. The Administrator may sell as replacement for any amount of energy so excluded only energy that would otherwise be surplus. (d) No restrictions contained in subsection (c) shall limit or interfere with the sale, exchange or other disposition of any power by any utility or group thereof from any existing or new non-Federal resource if such sale, exchange or disposition does not increase the amount of firm power the Administrator would be obligated to provide to any customer. In addition to the directives contained in subsections (i)(l)(B) and (i)(3) and subject to: (1) any contractual obligations of the Administrator, (2) any other obligations under existing law, and