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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-381—AUG. 17, 1984

98 STAT. 1341

delivered over a period of more than one year. The term "purchaser" includes parent-t3T)e entities and their distribution or user members. If more than one such contract exists with a purchaser, only one program will be required for that purchaser. Each such contract article shall— (1) contain time schedules for meeting program goals and delineate actions to be taken in the event such schedules are not met, which may include a reduction of the allocation of capacity or energy to such purchaser as would otherwise be provided under such contract; and (2) provide for review and modification of the energy conservation program at not to exceed five year intervals. (b) For purposes of this title, an energy conservation program shall— (1) apply to all uses of energy and capacity which are provided from any Federal project; (2) contain definite goals; (3) encourage customer consumption efficiency improvements and demand management practices which ensure that the available supply of hydroelectric power is used in an economically efficient and environmentally sound manner. SEC. 202. (a) Within one year after the date of enactment of this Regulations. Act, Western shall amend its existing regulations (46 Fed. Reg. 42 USC 7276. 56140) to reflect— (1) the elements to be considered in the energy conservation programs required by this title, and (2) Western's criteria for evaluating and approving such programs. Such amended regulations shall be promulgated only after public Public notice and opportunity to comment in accordance with the Adminis- information. trative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551-706). 5 USC note prec. (b) The following elements shall be considered by Western in 551. evaluating energy conservation programs: (1) energy consumption efficiency improvements; (2) use of renewable energy resources in addition to hydroelectric power; (3) load management techniques; (4) cogeneration; (5) rate design improvements, including— (i) cost of service pricing; (ii) elimination of declining block rates; (iii) time of day rates; (iv) seasonal rates; and (v) interruptible rates; and (6) production efficiency improvements. (c) Where a purchaser is implementing one or more of the foregoing elements under a program responding to Federal, State, or other