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BPA is currently accepting formal comments on the following topics. You may submit public comments here on-line or mail them to: BPA, P.O. Box 14428, Portland, OR 97293-4428. Please call us at 800-622-4519 if you are experiencing technical difficulties uploading your comment or attachments.

We welcome comments on any subject and invite you to scroll to the bottom of the page to the General Comments area to submit comments that are not part of a formal comment period.

Conservation Billing Credits

During the Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Review process customers expressed an interest in pursuing independent conservation activities that were not dependent on funding through the Energy Efficiency Incentive. In response, BPA proposes to offer conservation billing credits consistent with section 6(h) of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980. The program would focus on independent conservation activities by BPA customers and their potential to reduce the Administrator’s need to acquire other conservation resources. BPA plans to begin offering billing credits in October 2015.

BPA is accepting comments about the proposed change to the billing credit policy and the proposed billing credit contract language until Nov. 14, 2014. After the public comment process concludes, BPA will publish a Billing Credits Record of Decision in late 2014 and will describe any changes from these initially published documents. BPA is targeting signing contracts with customers for Billing Credits by the end of March 2015 and beginning to implement Billing Credits in October 2015.

Billing Credits Public Meeting

Where: BPA Rates Hearing Room, 1201 Lloyd Blvd., Suite 200, Portland, OR

When: Oct. 24, 2014

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Phone Bridge: 517-833-2935, passcode: 3625366 #

Comment Period Open  10/10/2014

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    Comment Period Ends  11/14/2014

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Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery Program DEIS

Starting in March, 2013 The Bonneville Power Administration began preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Walla Walla Spring Chinook Hatchery Program. BPA is proposing to fund the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to construct and operate a hatchery for spring Chinook salmon in the Walla Walla River basin in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.  The proposed Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery would be constructed at the CTUIR’s existing Adult Holding and Spawning Facility on the South Fork Walla Walla River near Milton-Freewater in Umatilla County, Oregon. The new hatchery facility would be designed to incubate and rear up to 500,000 yearling spring Chinook smolts.

During the process of analyzing the impacts of the proposal, it was discovered that the original design with traditional hatchery raceways was not feasible. To solve the problem, circular tanks for rearing juvenile fish that recirculate and reuse water were evaluated. The new design saves water and increases fish survival.  In addition to changing the design of the proposed hatchery, the feasibility of transferring the production of 850,000 spring Chinook smolts from the Umatilla Hatchery to the proposed Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery is also being analyzed.

The original alternatives in the EIS have been expanded. We would like to hear from you about these new alternatives. To learn more about the project go to or contact Judy Woodward at or call503-325-8333. You may also call toll free 800-622-4519, please mention Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery Program.

You are welcome to join us at one of the below public meetings:

Wednesday, October 29th
Dayton Memorial Library
111 S. 3rd Street
Dayton, WA  99328
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, October 30th
Milton-Freewater Community Building
109 NE 5th
Milton-Freewater, OR  97862
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Comment Period Open  10/07/2014

For more information:

    Comment Period Ends  11/24/2014

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2014 General Comments

General BPA Comments not specific to an open project comment period.

For more information:

    Comment Period Ends  12/31/2014

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