Text: H.R.254 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-20 (07/18/2013)
[113th Congress Public Law 20]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 127 STAT. 488]]
Public Law 113-20
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development
of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah
Project. <<NOTE: July 18, 2013 - [H.R. 254]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Bonneville Unit
Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower
SEC. 2. DIAMOND FORK SYSTEM DEFINED.
For the purposes of this Act, the term ``Diamond Fork System'' means
the facilities described in chapter 4 of the October 2004 Supplement to
the 1988 Definite Plan Report for the Bonneville Unit.
SEC. 3. COST ALLOCATIONS.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to facilitate
hydropower development on the Diamond Fork System, the amount of
reimbursable costs allocated to project power in Chapter 6 of the Power
Appendix in the October 2004 Supplement to the 1988 Bonneville Unit
Definite Plan Report, with regard to power development upstream of the
Diamond Fork System, shall be considered final costs as well as costs in
excess of the total maximum repayment obligation as defined in section
211 of the Central Utah Project Completion Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-
575), and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions.
SEC. 4. NO PURCHASE OR MARKET OBLIGATION; NO COSTS ASSIGNED TO
Nothing in this Act shall obligate the Western Area Power
Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the
Diamond Fork power plant and 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.
SEC. 5. PROHIBITION ON TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING.
No facility for the generation or transmission of hydroelectric
power on the Diamond Fork System may be financed or refinanced, in whole
or in part, with proceeds of any obligation--
(1) the interest on which is exempt from the tax imposed
under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or
(2) with respect to which credit is allowable under subpart
I or J of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code.
[[Page 127 STAT. 489]]
SEC. 6. REPORTING REQUIREMENT.
If, 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act,
hydropower production on the Diamond Fork System has not commenced, the
Secretary of the Interior shall submit a report to the Committee on
Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on
Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate stating this fact, the
reasons such production has not yet commenced, and a detailed timeline
for future hydropower production.
SEC. 7. PAYGO.
The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such
statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.
SEC. 8. LIMITATION ON THE USE OF FUNDS.
The authority under the provisions of section 301 of the Hoover
Power Plant Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-381; 42 U.S.C. 16421a) shall not
be used to fund any study or construction of transmission facilities
developed as a result of this Act.
Approved July 18, 2013.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 254 (S. 26):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-25, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-16 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources)
accompanying S. 26.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
Apr. 9, considered and passed House.
July 10, considered and passed Senate.