Summary

4/9/2013--Passed House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act... Read More

Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Jul 18, 2013.

Date Introduced
Jan 15, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act''.

SEC. 2. DIAMOND FORK SYSTEM DEFINED.

For the purposes of this Act, the term ``Diamond Fork System'' means the facilities described in chapter 4 of the October 2004 Supplement to the 1988 Definite Plan Report for the Bonneville Unit.

SEC. 3. COST ALLOCATIONS.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to facilitate hydropower development on the Diamond Fork System, the amount of reimbursable costs allocated to project power in Chapter 6 of the Power Appendix in the October 2004 Supplement to the 1988 Bonneville Unit Definite Plan Report, with regard to power development upstream of the Diamond Fork System, shall be considered final costs as well as costs in excess of the total maximum repayment obligation as defined in section 211 of the Central Utah Project Completion Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-575), and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions.

SEC. 4. NO PURCHASE OR MARKET OBLIGATION; NO COSTS ASSIGNED TO POWER.

Nothing in this Act shall obligate the Western Area Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the Diamond Fork power plant and none of the costs associated with development of...

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State: CA

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I oppose H.R. 254: Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act There are things that bug me here. Everyone loves free power, but who profits? If your going to build this power generator, just say so, but forget it if it's privately owned and the people don't get the power from it for free. Enough is enough. Where is stan meyers's vw?

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 254: Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act because there is no new funding scheduled for it.

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Flash1022
PA-16
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 254: Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act because... this is a matter for the States, not the Federal government. Let Utah, and any states that would benefit from this project, manage and pay for this program.

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ECsZ3Dream
FL-7
2 years ago

Bill Summary

4/9/2013--Passed House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act - (Sec. 2) Declares that, in order to facilitate hydropower development on the Diamond Fork System (Utah), a certain amount of reimbursable costs allocated to project power in the Power Appendix of the October 2004 Supplement to the 1988 Bonneville Unit Definite Plan Report shall be considered final costs, as well as specified costs in excess of the total maximum repayment obligation, subject to the same terms and conditions. (Sec. 4) States that: (1) this Act does not obligate the Western Area Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the Diamond Fork power plant; and (2) none of the costs associated with development of transmission facilities to transmit power from the Diamond Fork power plant shall be assigned to power for the purpose of Colorado River Storage Project ratemaking. (Sec. 5) Prohibits any hydroelectric power generation or transmission facility on the Diamond Fork System from being financed or refinanced with any obligation: (1) whose interest enjoys federal tax-exempt status; or (2) which enjoys certain federal tax credits. (Sec. 6) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to report to certain congressional committees if hydropower production on the Diamond Fork System has not commenced 24 months after enactment of this Act, stating the reasons such production has not commenced, and presenting a detailed timeline for future hydropower production. (Sec. 8) Prohibits the use of Western Area Power Administration borrowing authority under the Hoover Power Plant Act of 1984 to fund any study or construction of transmission facilities developed as a result of this Act.

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