The words defined in this section shall have the following meanings for purposes of this chapter, to wit:
1 So in original. The period probably should be a semicolon.
2 See References in Text note below.
3 So in original. The period probably should be "; and".
16 U.S.C. § 796
REFERENCES IN TEXTSection 79z-5a of title 15, referred to in par. (25), was repealed by Pub. L. 109-58, title XII, §12631263,, 119 Stat. 974.
AMENDMENTS2005-Par. (17)(C). Pub. L. 109-58, §1253(b)(1), amended subpar. (C) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (C) read as follows: " 'qualifying small power production facility' means a small power production facility-"(i) which the Commission determines, by rule, meets such requirements (including requirements respecting fuel use, fuel efficiency, and reliability) as the Commission may, by rule, prescribe; and"(ii) which is owned by a person not primarily engaged in the generation or sale of electric power (other than electric power solely from cogeneration facilities or small power production facilities);".Par. (18)(B). Pub. L. 109-58, §1253(b)(2), amended subpar. (B) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (B) read as follows: " 'qualifying cogeneration facility' means a cogeneration facility which-"(i) the Commission determines, by rule, meets such requirements (including requirements respecting minimum size, fuel use, and fuel efficiency) as the Commission may, by rule, prescribe; and"(ii) is owned by a person not primarily engaged in the generation or sale of electric power (other than electric power solely from cogeneration facilities or small power production facilities);". Pars. (22), (23). Pub. L. 109-58, §1291(b)(1), added pars. (22) and (23) and struck out former pars. (22) and (23) which read as follows:"(22) 'electric utility' means any person or State agency (including any municipality) which sells electric energy; such term includes the Tennessee Valley Authority, but does not include any Federal power marketing agency."(23) TRANSMITTING UTILITY.-The term 'transmitting utility' means any electric utility, qualifying cogeneration facility, qualifying small power production facility, or Federal power marketing agency which owns or operates electric power transmission facilities which are used for the sale of electric energy at wholesale." Pars. (26) to (29). Pub. L. 109-58, §1291(b)(2), added pars. (26) to (29).1992-Par. (22). Pub. L. 102-486, §726(b), inserted "(including any municipality)" after "State agency".Pars. (23) to (25). Pub. L. 102-486, §726(a), added pars. (23) to (25).1991-Par. (17)(E). Pub. L. 102-46 struck out ", and which would otherwise not qualify as a small power production facility because of the power production capacity limitation contained in subparagraph (A)(ii)" after "geothermal resources" in introductory provisions.1990-Par. (17)(A). Pub. L. 101-575, §3(a), inserted "a facility which is an eligible solar, wind, waste, or geothermal facility, or".Par. (17)(E). Pub. L. 101-575, §3(b), added subpar. (E).1980-Par. (17)(A)(i). Pub. L. 96-294 added applicability to geothermal resources.1978-Pars. (17) to (22). Pub. L. 95-617 added pars. (17) to (22).1935-Act Aug. 26, 1935, §201, amended definitions of "reservations" and "corporations", and inserted definitions of "person", "licensee", "commission", "commissioner", "State commission" and "security".
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
FERC REGULATIONS Pub. L. 101-575, §4, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2834, provided that: "Unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission otherwise specifies, by rule after enactment of this Act [Nov. 15, 1990], any eligible solar, wind, waste, or geothermal facility (as defined in section 3(17)(E) of the Federal Power Act as amended by this Act [ 16 U.S.C. 796(17)(E) ]), which is a qualifying small power production facility (as defined in subparagraph (C) of section 3(17) of the Federal Power Act as amended by this Act)-"(1) shall be considered a qualifying small power production facility for purposes of part 292 of title 18, Code of Federal Regulations, notwithstanding any size limitations contained in such part, and"(2) shall not be subject to the size limitation contained in section 292.601(b) of such part."
STATE AUTHORITIES; CONSTRUCTION Pub. L. 102-486, title VII, §731, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2921, provided that: "Nothing in this title [enacting sections 824l, 824m, and 825o-1 of this title and former sections 79z-5a and 79z-5b of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, and amending this section, sections 824, 824j, 824k, 825n, 825o, and 2621 of this title, and provisions formerly set out as a note under former section 79k of Title 15] or in any amendment made by this title shall be construed as affecting or intending to affect, or in any way to interfere with, the authority of any State or local government relating to environmental protection or the siting of facilities."
TERMINATION OF FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION; TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSThe Federal Power Commission was terminated, and its functions, personnel, property, funds, etc., were transferred to the Secretary of Energy (except for certain functions which were transferred to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) by sections 7151(b), 7171(a), 7172(a), 7291, and 7293 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
ABOLITION OF INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSInterstate Commerce Commission abolished and functions of Commission transferred, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 104-88 to Surface Transportation Board effective Jan. 1, 1996, by section 1302 of Title 49, Transportation, and section 101 of Pub. L. 104-88 set out as a note under section 1301 of Title 49. References to Interstate Commerce Commission deemed to refer to Surface Transportation Board, a member or employee of the Board, or Secretary of Transportation, as appropriate, see section 205 of Pub. L. 104-88 set out as a note under section 1301 of Title 49.