The Congress finds that the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare, the preservation of national security, and the proper exercise of congressional authority under the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce require—
(1)a program providing for increased conservation of electric energy, increased efficiency in the use of facilities and resources by electric utilities, and equitable retail rates for electric consumers,
(2)a program to improve the wholesale distribution of electric energy, the reliability of electric service, the procedures concerning consideration of wholesale rate applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the participation of the public in matters before the Commission, and to provide other measures with respect to the regulation of the wholesale sale of electric energy,
(3)a program to provide for the expeditious development of hydroelectric potential at existing small dams to provide needed hydroelectric power,
(4)a program for the conservation of natural gas while insuring that rates to natural gas consumers are equitable,
(5)a program to encourage the development of crude oil transportation systems, and
(6)the establishment of certain other authorities as provided in title VI of this Act.
This Act, referred to in par. (6), is Pub. L. 95–617, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3117, as amended, known as the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. Title VI of this Act enacted sections
2645 of this title, section
918c of Title
7, Agriculture, and sections
717z of Title
15, Commerce and Trade, amended section
717f of Title
15 and sections
1316 of Title
30, Mineral Lands and Mining, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section
2621 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
This section was not enacted as part of title I of Pub. L. 95–617which comprises this chapter.
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