Amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
Pursuant to Section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, the Council has amended its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program to add the Bitterroot River Subbasin Plan. The program as amended may be found on the Council's Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/ program and then, for the subbasin plan elements and relevant decision documents in particular, at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/ subbasinplanning/Default.htm. Further information and an explanation of this amendment process may be found in the documents on that page or by contacting the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at (503) 222- 5161 or toll free (800) 452-5161.
Sixth Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan
The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 839 et seq.) requires the Council to adopt and periodically review and revise a regional power plan, the Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan. The Council first adopted the power and conservation plan in 1983, with significant amendments or complete revisions adopted in 1986, 1991, 1998 and 2004. The Council began a review of the power and conservation plan in December 2007, and in September 2009, the Council released for public review and comment the Draft Northwest Sixth Electric Power and Conservation Plan. During the comment period, the Council held public hearings in each of the four Northwest states, as required by the Northwest Power Act, engaged in consultations about the power and conservation plan with various governments, entities and individuals in the region, and accepted and considered substantial written and oral comments.