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litter, and other wastes from recreation facilities including wastes from watercraft, at recreation facilities maintained and operated by the licensee or its concessionaires.
(g) To ensure public access and recreational use of project lands and waters without regard to race, color, sex, religious creed or national origin.
(h) To inform the public of the opportunities for recreation at licensed projects, as well as of rules governing the accessibility and use
of recreational facilities.
(Order 313, 30 FR 16198, Dec. 29, 1965, as amended by Order 375-B, 35 FR 6315, Apr. 18, 1970; Order 508, 39 FR 16338, May 8, 1974)
reasonable fees to users of such facilities in order to help defray the cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining such facilities. The Commission expects the licensee to assume the following responsibilities:
(a) To acquire in fee and include within the project boundary enough land to assure optimum development of the recreational resources afforded by the project. To the extent consistent with the other objectives of the license, such lands to be acquired in fee for recreational purposes shall include the lands adjacent to the exterior margin of any project reservoir plus all other project lands specified in any approved recreational use plan for the project.
(b) To develop suitable public recreational facilities upon project lands and waters and to make provisions for adequate public access to such project facilities and waters and to include therein consideration of the needs of physically handicapped individuals in the design and construction of such project facilities and access.
(c) To encourage and cooperate with appropriate local, State, and Federal agencies and other interested entities in the determination of public recreation needs and to cooperate in the preparation of plans to meet these needs, including those for sport fishing and hunting.
(d) To encourage governmental agencies and private interests, such as operators of user-fee facilities, to assist in carrying out plans for recreation, including operation and adequate maintenance of recreational areas and facilities.
(e) To cooperate with local, State, and Federal Government agencies in planning, providing, operating, and maintaining facilities for recreational use of public lands administered by those agencies adjacent to the project area.
(1)(1) To comply with Federal, State and local regulations for health, sanitation, and public safety, and to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the development of additional necessary regulations for such purposes.
(2) To provide either by itself or through arrangement with others for facilities to process adequately sewage,
8 2.8 Simplification of wholesale elec
tric rate schedule filings. (a) In making changes in rate schedules required to be on file with the Commission, public utilities may find it advantageous to file substitute sheets to reflect changes, in lieu of filing rate schedule supplements.
(1) Identification-substitute sheets. (1) At the top right of the page, the sheet number may be designated as Revised Sheet No. ", followed by "Superseding
Sheet No. The first of these blanks would show the number of the revision (i.e., first, second, etc.) and the sheet number would be the same as the sheet replaced. The third and fourth blanks would be filled according to the numbering of the sheet replaced.
(ii) Sheets which are to be inserted between two consecutively numbered sheets may be designated "Original Sheet No. ", with the blank space filled with the appropriate number and a letter to indicate an insertion (i.e., between Sheet Nos. 1 and 2, Original Sheet No. 1a).
(111) Customer agreement, if required, may be indicated on the bottom of the page, by the signature of the person authorized to agree to the proposed change. The name and title of the person authorized to file the substitute sheet may also be shown on the bottom of the page.
(b) Whenever pursuant to $35.12 of this chapter an initial rate schedule filing is to be made, or whenever pursuant to $35.13 of this chapter a rate
schedule is to be replaced in its entirety or extensively revised (for example if a large number of the pages are to be changed), public utilities may find it advantageous to use a simplified format, such as the following:
(1) Format. A brief service agreement setting forth such items as the name of the purchaser, service to be rendered, term of the agreement, and signatures of the parties. Applicable points of delivery and delivery voltages, applicable rates and charges and applicable terms and conditions may be incorporated in the agreement by reference to separate appendices attached thereto as follows:
(1) Appendix setting forth in detail delivery points, delivery voltages and metering voltages.
(ii) Appendix containing a statement of the rates and charges, set forth separately under appropriate headings such as: Demand charges, energy charges, billing demand determinants, power factor clauses, minimum bill provisions, etc.
(iii) Appendix containing terms and conditions, set forth separately under appropriate headings such as: Services, facilities at the points of connection, meter adjustments, continuity of service, liability, etc.
(2) Identification. (1) At the top right of the page, the sheet number may be designated as
as "Original Sheet No.
those for licenses are published in Form L's. There are different Form L's for different types of licenses, and the forms have been revised from time to time. Thus at any given time there will be several series of standard forms applicable to the various vintages of different types of licenses. The forms and their revisions are published in the Federal Power Commission reports and citations thereto are listed below.
(b) New or revised forms may be approved after preparation of this list (which is current as of October, 1975) and consequently do not appear herein. Forms currently in use, including those forms which have not yet ap peared in the FPC reports, may be obtained from the Federal Power Commission, Office of Public Information, Washington, DC 20426.
(c) Within each of the categories, unless retired, the last-listed form is the one in use at the date of preparation of the list. The dates in the list represent issuance dates of the orders with which the particular forms were first published, or subsequently revised, in the FPC reports. P-1: Preliminary Permit, 11 F.P.C. 699 (De
cember 2, 1952), 16 F.P.C. 1303 (December 4, 1956), 54 F.P.C.
(October 4, 1975). L-1: Constructed Major Project Affecting
Lands of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 1262 (September 25, 1953), 32 F.P.C. 71 (July 8, 1964), 54 F.P.C.
(October --, 1975). L-2: Unconstructed Major Project Affecting
Lands of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 1137 (August 7, 1953), 17 F.P.C. 62 (January 18, 1957), 31 F.P.C. 528 (March 10, 1964), 54 F.P.C.
(October -, 1975). L-3: Constructed Major Project Affecting
Navigable Waters of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 836 (February 6, 1953), 17 F.P.C. 385 (March 4, 1957), 30 F.P.C. 1658 (November 21, 1963), 32 F.P.C. 1114 (October 15, 1984), 36 F.P.C. 971 (December 6, 1966), 40 F.P.C. 1136 (October 29, 1968), 54 F.P.C.
(October 1975). L 4: Unconstructed Major Project Affecting Navigable Waters of the United States, 16 F.P.C. 1284 (November 29, 1956), 32 F.P.C. 839 (September 21, 1964), 42 F.P.C. 280 (July 30, 1969), 54 F.P.C.
1975). L-5: Constructed Major Project Affecting
Navigable Waters and Lands of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 1329 (October 23, 1953), 17 F.P.C. 110 (January 13, 1957), 38 F.P.C. 203 (July 26, 1967), 54 F.P.C.
(October 1975). L-6: Unconstructed Major Project Affecting
Navigable Waters and Lands of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 1271 (September 29, 1953),
82.9 Conditions in preliminary per
mits and licenses list of and cita
tions to "P" and "1" forms. (a) The Commission has approved several sets of standard conditions for normal inclusion in preliminary permits or licenses for hydroelectric developments. In a special situation, of course, the Commission in issuing a permit or license for a project will modify or eliminate a particular article (condition). For reference purposes the sets of conditions are designated as “Forms"_those for preliminary permits are published in Form P-1, and
16 F.P.C. 1127 (October 29, 1956), 31 F.P.C. 284 (February 5, 1964), 34 F.P.C. 1114 (October 7, 1965), 54 F.P.C.
(October 1975). L-7 (retired): Minor Project Affecting Lands
of the United States, 12 F.P.C. 911 (March
30, 1953), 17 F.P.C. 486 (April 2, 1957). L-8 (retired): Minor-Part Project (Trans
mission Line), 12 F.P.C. 1017 (June 12, 1953),
41 F.P.C. 217 (March 5, 1969). L-9: Constructed Minor Project Affecting
Navigable Waters of the United States, 32
(October - 1975). L-10: Constructed Major Project Affecting
the Interests of Interstate or Foreign Commerce, 37 F.P.C. 860 (May 9, 1967), 40 F.P.C. 1489 (December 20, 1968), 54 F.P.C.
(October -, 1975). L-11: Unconstructed Major Project Affecting
the Interests of Interstate or Foreign Commerce, 34 F.P.C. 602 (August 26, 1965), 36 F.P.C. 687 (September 26, 1966), 41 F.P.C. 719 (June 6, 1969), 54 F.P.C.
(October 1975). L-12: Constructed Minor Project Affecting
the Interests of Interstate or Foreign Commerce, 35 F.P.C. 875 (June 3, 1966), 40 F.P.C. 1447 (December 10, 1968), 54 F.P.C.
(October 1975). L-13: (retired): Unconstructed Major Project
Affecting the Interests of Interstate or Foreign Commerce and Affecting Lands of the United States, 42 F.P.C. 367 (August 6,
1969). L-14: Unconstructed Minor Project Affecting
Navigable Waters of the United States, 54 F.P.C.
-, 1975). L-15: Unconstructed Minor Project Affecting
the Interests of Interstate or Foreign Commerce, 54 F.P.C.
(October --, 1975). L-16: Constructed Minor Project Affecting
Lands of the United States, 54 F.P.C.
(October -, 1975). L-17: Unconstructed Minor Project Affecting
Lands of the United States, 54 F.P.C.
(October -, 1975). L-18: Constructed Minor Project Affecting
Navigable Waters and Lands of the United
(October —, 1975). L-19: Unconstructed Minor Project Affecting
Navigable Waters and Lands of the United
(October -, 1975). L-20: Constructed Transmission Line Project, 54 F.P.C.
(October –, 1975). L-21: Unconstructed Transmission Line Project, 54 F.P.C.
(October –, 1975). (Secs. 3, 4, 15, 16, 301, 304, 308, and 309 (41 Stat. 1063-1066, 1068, 1072, 1075; 49 Stat. 838, 839, 840, 841, 854 856, 858 859; 82 Stat. 617; 16 U.S.C. 796, 797, 803, 808, 809, 816, 825, 825b, 8250, 825g, 825h, 8261), as amended, secs. 8, 10, and 16 (52 Stat. 825-826, 830; 15 U.S.C. 7178, 7171, 7170))
82.12 Calculation of taxes for property
of public utilities and licensees constructed or acquired after January
1, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of section 441(a)(4)(A) of the Tax Reform Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 487, 625, public utilities and licensees regulated by the Commission under the Federal Power Act which have exercised the option provided by that section to change from flow through accounting will be permitted by the Commission, with respect to liberalized depreciation, to employ a normalization method for computing federal income taxes in their accounts and annual reports with respect to property constructed or acquired after January 1, 1970, to the extent with which such property increases the productive or operational capacity of the utility and is not a replacement of existing capacity. Such normalization will also be permitted for ratemaking purposes to the extent such rates are subject to the Commission's ratemaking authority. As to balances in Account 282 of the Uniform System of Accounts, "Accumulated deferred income taxes Other property," it will remain the Commission's policy to deduct such balances from rate base in rate proceedings.
(Secs. 3, 4, 15, 16, 301, 304, 308, and 309 (41 Stat. 1063-1066, 1068, 1072, 1075; 49 Stat. 838, 839, 840, 841, 854 856, 858-859; 82 Stat. 617; 16 U.S.C. 796, 797, 803, 808, 809, 816, 825, 825b, 8250, 825g, 825h, 8261), as amended, Secs. 8, 10, and 16 (52 Stat. 825-826, 830; 15 U.S.C. 717g, 7171, 7170))
(Order 404, 35 FR 7964, May 23, 1970, as amended by Order 567, 42 FR 30612, June 16, 1977)
8 2.13 Design and construction.
(a) The Commission recognizes the importance of protecting and enhancing natural, historic, scenic, and recreational values at projects licensed or proposed to be licensed under the Federal Power Act.
(b) The Commission has adopted “Guidelines for the Protection of Natural, Historic, Scenic, and Recreational Values in the Design and Location of Rights-of-Way and Transmission Facilities'i as set forth in Order No. 414
(Order 348, 32 FR 8521, June 14, 1967, as amended by Order 540, 40 FR 51998, Nov. 7, 1975; Order 567, 42 FR 30612, June 16, 1977)
1 Filed as part of the original document.
issued November 27, 1970. The Commission will consider these guidelines inter alia, in the determination of whether applications for any licenses under the Federal Power Act are best adapted to a comprehensive plan for developing a waterway. The guidelines may be obtained from the Office of Public Information, Federal
Federal Power Commission, Washington, DC 20426.
(c) In furtherance of these polices, the Commission will not (1) permit the amendment of any license for the purpose of construction of additional facilities or (2) authorize the disposition of any interest in project lands for construction of any type, unless a showing is made that the construction will be designed to avoid or minimize conflict with the natural, historic, and scenic values and resources of the project area, including compliance with the Commission's "Guidelines for the Protection of Natural, Historic, Scenic, and Recreational Values in the Design and Location of Rights-of-Way and Transmission Facilities".
series) computed on the monthly average for the year in question, plus four percentage points (400 basis points).
(b) The Statement of Policy adopted herein shall be effective upon issuance of this order.
(c) The Secretary shall cause prompt publication of this order to be made in the FEDERAL REGISTER.
(d) All requests and suggestions not specifically dealt with herein are hereby denied.
(e) The Secretary is hereby authorized to change the appropriate license article upon application by the licensees to reflect the specified reasonable rate of return as adopted herein.
(Order 550, 41 FR 27032, July 1, 1976)
(Secs. 3, 4, 15, 16, 301, 304, 308, and 309 (41 Stat. 1063-1066, 1068, 1072, 1075; 49 Stat. 838, 839, 840, 841, 854-856, 858-859; 82 Stat. 617; 16 U.S.C. 796, 797, 803, 808, 809, 816, 825, 825b, 8250, 825g, 825h, 8261), as amended, Secs. 8, 10, and 16 (52 Stat. 825826, 830; 15 U.S.C. 717g, 7171, 7170))
[Order 414, 35 FR 18586, Dec. 8, 1970, as amended by Order 567, 42 FR 30612, June 16, 1977)
82.15 Specified reasonable rate of re
turn. (a) Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Power Act, the Commission has determined that the specified reasonable rate of return used in computing amortization reserves for hydroelectric project licenses shall be calculated annually based on current capital ratios developed from an average of 13 monthly balances of amounts properly includible in the licensee's long-term debt and proprietary capital accounts, as listed in the Commission's Uniform System of Accounts. The cost rate for such ratios shall be the weighted average cost of long-term debt and preferred stock for the year, and the cost of common equity shall be the interest rate on 10-year government bonds (reported as the Treasury Department's 10-year constant maturity
$ 2.17 Price discrimination and anti
competitive effect (price squeeze
issue). To implement compliance with the Supreme Court decision in F.P.C. v. Con-Way Corp., 426 U.S. 271 (1976), aff'g 510 F. 2d 1264 (D.C. Cir. 1975) and to expedite the consideration of price squeeze issues in wholesale electric rate proceedings, the Commission adopts the following procedures for raising price squeeze issues which are to be followed unless they are demonstrated in an individual case to be inadequate:
(a) Any wholesale customer, state commission or other interested person may file petitions to intervene alleging price discrimination and anticompetitive effects of the wholesale rates. In order to have the issue of price discrimination considered in the rate proceeding, the intervening customer or other interested person must support its allegation by a prima facie case. The elements of the prima facie case shall include at a minimum:
(1) Specification of the filing utility's retail rate schedules with which the intervening wholesale customer is unable to compete due to purchased power costs;
(2) A showing that a competitive situation exists in that the wholesale customer competes in the same market as the filing utility;
(3) A showing that the retail rates are lower than the proposed wholesale rates for comparable service;
(1) To coordinate with new facilities coming on line;
(2) To implement a rate moderation plan;
(3) To avoid price squeeze;
(4) To comply with a settlement approved by the Commission; or
(5) If the utility makes a convincing showing that application of the policy would be harsh and inequitable and that, therefore, good cause has been shown not to apply the policy in the case.
(52 FR 11, Jan. 11, 1987)
(4) The wholesale customer's prospective rate for comparable retail service, i.e. the rate necessary to recover bulk power costs (at the proposed wholesale rate) and distribution costs;
(5) An indication of the reduction in the wholesale rate necessary to eliminate the price squeeze alleged.
(b) Where price squeeze is alleged, the Commission shall, in the order granting intervention, direct the Administrative Law Judge to convene a prehearing conference within 15 days from the date of the order for the purpose of hearing intervenors' request for data required to present their case, including prima facie showing, on price squeeze issues.
(c) Within 30 days from the date of the conference the filing utility shall respond to the data requests authorized by the Administrative Law Judge.
(d) Within 30 days from the filing utility's response, the intervenors shall file their case-in-chief on price squeeze issues, which shall include their prima facie case, unless filed previously.
(e) The burden of proof (i.e. the risk of nonpersuasion) to rebut the allegations of price squeeze and to justify the proposed rates are on the utility proposing the rates under section 205(e) of the Federal Power Act.
(f) In proceedings where price squeeze is an issue, the Secretary shall include the state commission, agency or body which is responsible for regulation of retail rates in the state affected in the service list maintained under $385.2010(c) of this chapter.
$ 2.19 State and Federal comprehen
sive plans. (a) In determining whether the proposed hydroelectric project is best adapted to a comprehensive plan under section (10)(a)(1) of the Federal Power Act for improving or developing a waterway, the Commission will consider the extent to which the project is consistent with a comprehensive plan (where one exists) for improving, developing, or conserving a waterway or waterways affected by the project that is prepared by:
(1) An agency established pursuant to Federal law that has the authority to prepare such a plan, or
(2) A state agency, of the state in which the facility is or will be located, authorized to conduct such planning pursuant to state law.
(b) The Commission will treat as a state or Federal comprehensive plan a plan that:
(1) Is a comprehensive study of one or more of the beneficial uses of a waterway or waterways;
(2) Includes a description of the standards applied, the data relied upon, and the methodology used in preparing the plan; and
(3) Is filed with the Secretary of the Commission.
[Order 563, 42 FR 16132, Mar. 25, 1977, as amended by Order 225, 47 FR 19054, May 3, 1982]
[Order 481-A, 53 FR 15804, May 4, 1988)
82.18 Phased electric rate increase fil
ings. (a) In general, when a public utility files a phased rate increase, the Commission will determine the appropriate suspension period based on the total increase requested in all phases. If a utility files a rate increase within sixty days after filing another rate increase, the Commission will consider the filings together to be a phased rate increase request.
(b) This policy will not be applied if the increase is phased:
$ 2.20 Good faith requests for trans
mission services and good faith re
sponses by transmitting utilities. (a) General Policy. (1) This Statement of Policy is adopted in furtherance of the goals of sections 211(a) and 213(a) of the Federal Power Act, as amended and added by the Energy Policy Act of 1992.