The purposes of this chapter, together with the provisions of 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:
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REFERENCES IN TEXTThis chapter, referred to in provision preceding par. (1) and in par. (5), was in the original "this Act", meaning Pub. L. 96-501, Dec. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 2697, known as the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which enacted this chapter, amended sections , , and of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes under this section. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
EFFECTIVE DATEPub. L. 96-501, §11, Dec. 5, 1980, 94 Stat. 2735, provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter, amending sections, , and of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] shall be effective on the date of enactment [Dec. 5, 1980], or October 1, 1980, whichever is later. For purposes of this Act, the term 'date of the enactment of this Act' means such date of enactment [Dec. 5, 1980] or October 1, 1980, whichever is later."
- "Conservation" means any reduction in electric power consumption as a result of increases in the efficiency of energy use, production, or distribution.
- Electric power
- "Electric power" means electric peaking capacity, or electric energy, or both.
- "Plan" means the Regional Electric Power and Conservation plan (including any amendments thereto) adopted pursuant to this chapter and such plan shall apply to actions of the Administrator as specified in this chapter.