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TITLE 18–CONSERVATION OF POWER
Chapter 1-Federal Power Commission (Recodified]........
CHAPTER I-FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION (RECODIFIED]
N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as dates of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C. 1002, 1003).
NOTE 1: Chapter I of Title 18 was recodified during the period covered by this Supplement. Amendments issued prior to the recodification are described or set forth following the tables of contents of parts affected.
NOTE 2: For proposed rule making under this chapter, prior to recodification, see 12 F.R. 2038, 3678, 6980.
ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
Subchapter B-Regulations Under the Federal Power Act
to sections 19 and 20 of the Federal Power Act.
restoration to entry. Interconnection of facilities; emergencies; transmission to foreign country. Application for sale, lease, or other disposition, merger, or consolidation of
facilities, or for purchase or acquisition of securities of a public utility.
Part 34 Application for authorization of the issuance of securities or the assumption
of liabilities. 35 Filing of rate schedules. 41 Accounts, records, and memoranda. 45. Application for authority to hold interlocking positions.
Subchapter C—Accounts, Federal Power Act 101 Uniform system of accounts prescribed for Class A and Class B public utilities
and licensees. 102 Application of uniform system of accounts to State and municipal licensees. 103 Steam road investments in road and equipment; application of ICC classifica
tion. 104 Application of uniform system of accounts to Class C and Class D public
utilities and licensees. 116 Units of property for use in accounting for additions to and retirements of
electric plant. 120 Miscellaneous accounting orders. 125 Preservation of records of public utilities and licensees.
Subchapter D-Approved Forms, Federal Power Act 131 Forms. 141 Statements and reports (schedules).
Subchapter E-Regulations Under Natural Gas Act 153 Application for authorization to export or import natural gas. 154 Filing of rate schedules. 157 Applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity under section
7 of the Natural Gas Act as amended. 158 Accounts, records, and memoranda.
Subchapter F-Accounts, Natural Gas Act 201 Uniform system of accounts for natural gas companies. 204 Application of uniform system of accounts to Class C and Class D natural gas
companies. 216 Units of property for use in accounting for additions to and retirements of
gas plant. 221 Miscellaneous accounting orders.
Subchapter G-Approved Forms, Natural Gas Act 250 Forms. 260 Statements and reports (schedules).
Subchapter A-General Rules
SOURCE: $8 01.0 to 01.6, inclusive, contained in Order 141, Federal Power Commission, Dec.
11, 1947, effective Jan. 1, 1948, 12 F.R. 8461. 01.0 Introduction. 01.1 Nature and authority of Commission. CODIFICATION: Prior to recodification of the 01.2 Functions.
chapter, $$ 01.3, 01.4, and 01.6, were revised 01.3 Organization.
June 16, 1947, effective July 1, 1947, 12 F.R. 01.4 Delegations of final authority.
3989. The text is identical with that set 01.5 Offices of Commission; information; forth in the recodification.
requests and submittals. 01.6 Duties of Commission staff groups.
$ 01.0 Introduction. This part de. AUTHORITY: $$ 01.0 to 01.6, inclusive, is
scribes the central and field organization sued under sec. 309, 49 Stat. 858, sec. 16, 52
of the Federal Power Commission, inStat. 830, sec. 3, 60 Stat. 238; 16 U. S. C. 825h, cluding delegations of final authority and 15 U. S. C. 7170; 6 U.S.C. Sup., 1002.
the established places at which, and
methods whereby, the public may secure information or make submittals or requests.
$ 01.1 Nature and authority of commission. (a) The Commission is an independent agency composed of five commissioners, nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, one of whom is chairman and principal executive officer of the Commission.
(b) The Commission is charged with the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act, and the duties delegated to it under the Flood Control Acts of 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, and 1946, the River and Harbor Acts of 1945 and 1946, the Bonneville Act, Tennessee Valley Authority Act, Fort Peck Act, Boulder Canyon Project Act, the Acts of 1928 and 1929 relating to the Fort Apache, White Mountain, and Flathead Indian Reservations.
(c) The Commission is also charged with certain duties under Executive Order 8202 (3 CFR, Cum. Supp.) concerning the transmission of electric energy between the United States and foreign countries and the exportation and importation of natural gas from and into the United States.
§ 01.2 Functions. The principal functions of the Commission are:
(a) The licensing of water power projects on waters over which Congress has jurisdiction, or on lands of the United States, or at Government dams.
(b) The regulation of the transmission and sale for resale of electric energy in interstate commerce, and of the accounts, rates, certain security issues, dispositions of properties, mergers and consolidations, depreciation practices, and interconnection and coordination of facilities of electric public utilities; and the compilation and publication of statistical and other information concerning the electric utility industry in the United States.
(c) The regulation of the transportation and sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce, including the issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity for the construction and operation of facilities, and the regulation of the accounts, rates, and depreciation practices of natural-gas companies and the compilation and publication of statistical and other information
concerning the natural gas industry in the United States.
(d) The making of surveys and studies on the comprehensive development of river basins for hydroelectric and other purposes; and the recommendation of hydroelectric power installations in certain Federal power projects.
(e) The approval of rates, accounts, and related matters for certain Federal hydroelectric power projects, including those under the control of the War Department.
$ 01.3 Organization. The staff of the Commission is organized into the following groups, all of which report directly to the Commission.
(a) The Office of the Secretary; the Bureau of Power; the Bureau of Accounts, Finance and Rates; the Bureau of Law; the Division of Examiners; the Publications Division; the Office of the Division; and the Personnel and AdminChief Engineer; the Budget and Finance istrative Services Division.
(b) The Natural Gas Investigation (Docket No. G-580), which is being conducted by a separate staff unit under a Special Assistant to the Commission, and which is expected to be concluded by June 30, 1948. • 8 01.4 Delegations of final authority. The Commission has authorized:
(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Commission's rules and regulations, the Secretary, or in his absence, the Acting Secretary, to receive and pass upon petitions, motions, or requests of electric public utilities, licensees, natural gas companies and other persons for extensions of time for filing required reports, data and information, and for extensions of time for doing other acts required or allowed to be done at or within a specified time by any rule, regulation, license, permit, certificate, or order of the Commission, not to exceed in any event an extension of 60 days beyond the time or period originally prescribed.
(b) The Secretary, or in his absence, the Acting Secretary, to schedule hearings and issue notices thereof.
(c) The Secretary, or in his absence, the Acting Secretary, to accept service of process upon behalf of the Commission.
(d) The Chief of the Bureau of Power to interpret schedules of power system
statements of electric utilities (Forms No. 12, etc.) and to obtain supplemental information required to assure complete and adequate statements; and Regional Engineers to grant 30-day extensions of time for filing such statements.
(e) The Chief of the Bureau of Accounts, Finance and Rates to issue interpretations of the Uniform Systems of Accounts for Public Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies; to suspend the requirements of Account 901— Charges by Associated Companies; Clearing, of those systems; to interpret schedules of annual reports of electric public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies (Forms No. 1, 2, etc.) and obtain supplemental information required to assure complete and adequate reports.
(f) The chief examiner and the examiners designated to preside at hearings, to exercise the powers and functions stated and enumerated for presiding officers in the Commission's rules and regulations, particularly its rules of practice and procedure.
8 01.5 Offices of Commission; information; requests and submittals. (a) The principal office of the Commission is located in the Hurley-Wright Building. 1800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington 25, D. C. Regional offices of the Bureau of Power are maintained in Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Worth, New York, and San Francisco and a section of the Division of Original Cost of the Bureau of Accounts, Finance and Rates in San Francisco, as described below.
(b) Oficial information concerning any matter pending before, or action taken by, the Commission may be secured by written or personal request to the Secretary.
(c) Information concerning matters assigned to the Regional Offices may be obtained by written or personal request and certain submittals may be made thereto as provided below.
(d) All formal requests or submittals to the Commission should be addressed the Secretary pursuant to s 1.2 (c) of this chapter.
(e) The types of official records in the Alles of the Commission, and their availability to the public, are described more particularly in § 1.36 of this chapter.
$ 01.6 Duties of Commission staj groups. The duties of the various groups into which the staff of the Commission is organized are described as follows:
(a) The Ofice of the Secretary. The Ofice of the Secretary, under the direction of the Secretary, receives, records, assigns, and distributes all matters filed with and brought before the Commission for action. In addition to the duties specified in $ 01.4 (a) through (c) above, the Secretary serves the orders, rules, regulations, and notices of Commission action; acts as official liaison oficer in contacts between the Commission and the public, parties to proceedings, and public officials. The Office of the Secretary includes a public reference section where official dockets and records are maintained, available for public inspection.
(b) The Bureau of Power. The Bureau of Power under the direction of the Chief of the Bureau, performs the engineering phases of the licensed project, electrical, river basin, and projects cost work of the Commission. The duties of the Chief include those specified in § 01.4 (d). The Bureau is composed of four functional divisions, the work of which is described as follows:
(1) The Licensed Projects Division. The Licensed Projects Division studies and reports on declarations of intentions, applications for preliminary permits and for licenses for water power projects, and related matters; inspects and reports on the construction, operation, and maintenance of such projects; investigates and reports on unlicensed water power developments; studies and reports on applications for restoration of or rights-ofway over power site lands.
(2) The Electrical Resources and Requirements Division. The Electrical Resources and Requirements Division studies and reports on power markets, adequacy of power supply, interconnection and coordination of power systems, electrical system planning and related matters; collects and checks power system statements submitted by electric utilities; investigates and reports on the engineering features of applications for the approval of security issues, consolidations, mergers, acquisitions, and property disposals of utilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission and the jurisdictional status of electric utility systems; makes electrical studies in connection with Commission approval of rate filings for Federal hydroelectric power projects.
(3) The River Basins Division. The River Basins Division studies and reports on the comprehensive utilization of river basins for development of hydroelectric power alone and in connection with flood control, navigation, irrigation, and other beneficial purposes; makes investigations and reports as bases for recommendations to other Federal agencies on provisions for hydroelectric power developments at proposed multiple-purpose projects; and makes hydroelectric studies in connection with the approval of rate filings for Federal power projects.
(4) The Projects Cost Division. The Projects Cost Division develops and analyzes detailed factual basic cost data coyering the construction, maintenance, and operation of water power plants, fuel plants, and transmission facilities; develops and maintains current detailed costs for use of other groups, including Regional Offices, of the Bureau in the performance of their respective functions; and provides consulting service to other staff groups of the Commission in highly technical cost matters.
(5) Regional Offices. Five Regional Offices are operated as part of the Bureau of Power, under the general direction of the Chief of the Bureau. Their locations and the territories they serve are:
(i) Atlanta Regional Office, 417 Grant Building, Atlanta 3, Georgia: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, western half of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
(ii) Chicago Regional Office, U. S. Custom House, 610 South Canal Street, Chicago 1, Illinois: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, part of Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
(iii) Fort Worth Regional Office, Seventh and Lamar Streets, Fort Worth 2, Texas: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, parts of Mississippi and Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
(iv) New York Regional Office, Murray-Park Building, 11 Park Place, New York 7, N. Y.: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
(v) San Francisco Regional Office, Room 411, Custom House, 555 Battery Street, San Francisco 11, California: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Each Regional Office is under the direction of a Regional Engineer, who is responsible for the activities of the Bureau within the particular territory, including cooperation with other governmental agencies in those activities. He is also responsible for the duties specified in s 01.4 (d).
The Regional Office activities include the investigation of proposed multiplepurpose river basin projects; assisting applicants in complying with requirements for preliminary permits and lcenses; field supervision of licensed projects; receipt and checking of annual power system statements submitted by electric utilities; power market surveys; reports on power requirements and supply, interconnection and coordination of electric utility systems, and regional power pools; investigation and interruptions to electric service; and representation of the Commission on field committees.
(c) The Bureau of Accounts, Finance and Rates. The Bureau of Accounts, Finance and Rates, under the direction of the Chief of the Bureau, performs the accounting, original cost, finance, statistical, rate, and gas certificate phases of the Commission work. The duties of the Chief include those specified in $ 01.4 (e). The Bureau is composed of five divisions, the work of which is described as follows:
(1) The Division of Accounts. The Division of Accounts performs all work relating to the accounting practices of electric public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies, with the excep-. tion of reviewing reclassification and original cost studies of electric public utilities and natural gas companies and claimed net investment in licensed projects; prepares, reviews, and interprets the Uniform Systems of Accounts for Public Utilities, Licensees, and Natural Gas Companies; makes accounting studies and investigations in rate cases; makes depreciation studies; prepares, reviews, and interprets the annual financial reports prescribed by the Commission; and makes special accounting studies as ordered by the Commission.
(2) The Division of Original Cost. The Division of Original Cost reviews, investigates, and reports on the reclassification and original cost studies of electric public utilities and natural gas companies and the disposition of related accounting adjustments; and reviews, in