S.26: Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act - 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.

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.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2013 Held at the desk.
June 20, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 20, 2013 Received in the House.
June 19, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4717-4722; text as passed Senate: CR S4718)
April 22, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 47.
April 22, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. With written report No. 113-16.
March 14, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.