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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.

BP-16 Rate Proceeding

On December 4, 2014, BPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the commencement of the rate proceeding for its Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016–2017 Power and Transmission Rate Adjustments.

BPA is holding a consolidated power and transmission rate proceeding, BP-16, to set rates for the FY 2016-2017 rate period. The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Northwest Power Act) provides that BPA must establish and periodically review and revise its rates so that they recover, in accordance with sound business principles, the costs associated with the acquisition, conservation, and transmission of electric power, including amortization of the Federal investment in the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) over a reasonable number of years and BPA’s other costs and expenses. The Northwest Power Act also requires that BPA’s rates be established based on the record of a formal hearing, and for transmission rates only, that the costs of the Federal transmission system be equitably allocated between Federal and non-Federal power utilizing the system. By this notice, BPA announces the commencement of a power and transmission rate adjustment proceeding for power, transmission, control area services, and ancillary services rates proposed to be effective on October 1, 2015.

For more information:

    Comment Period Ends  2/26/2015

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Northern Mid-Columbia Joint Project

In mid- November BPA released the draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Northern Mid- Columbia Joint Project. If constructed, this proposed 230-kV transmission line and associated facilities would be located in the northern mid-Columbia area of Washington State, south of Wenatchee.  The draft EA describes the project and why it is needed, discusses the environmental impacts the project could create, and describes mitigation measures that would avoid or lessen those impacts.  

BPA welcomes public comments on the draft EA beginning November 17. Interested parties should send comments on the draft EA to BPA by January 14, 2015.  All comments will be posted in their entirety on the project website.
Public meetings:  December, 2014
BPA and Douglas PUD have scheduled two informal, open-house meetings to answer questions and accept comments on the draft EA for the proposed project.  Meeting times and locations are:

Tuesday,  December 9,  2014
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Rock Island Elementary School
5645  Rock  Island  Road
Rock  Island,  Wash.  98850

Wednesday,  December  10,  2014
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Alcoa  Inc.  Production  Facility
6200  Malaga / Alcoa  Hwy.
Malaga,  Wash.  98828


For more information:

    Comment Period Ends  1/30/2015

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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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