Safety-Net Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause (SN CRAC) Adjustment to 2002 Wholesale Power Rates
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement its proposed Safety-Net Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause (SN CRAC) Adjustment to 2002 Wholesale Power Rates. This rate adjustment allows BPA to address potential revenue shortfalls and recover its costs through rates. This rate adjustment involves implementation of one of BPA’s existing risk mitigation tools that has been previously subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as described more fully below. I have reviewed this previous NEPA documentation and determined that the SN CRAC rate adjustment is adequately covered within the scope of this previous NEPA documentation, and that this rate adjustment would not result in significantly different environmental effects. I therefore have determined that it is appropriate to tier this SN CRAC Record of Decision (ROD) to the August 15, 1995, Business Plan ROD for the Business Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, DOE/EIS-0183, June 1995 (Business Plan EIS).