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The Commission’s legal authority comes from the Federal Power Act and major amendments made to it by the US Congress. On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Commission has a major role in implementing this legislation. The Commission must also comply with other federal statutes covering environmental reviews and protection, financial reporting, information technology reporting, and historic preservation. These are arranged by topic below.

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Title 18 Chapter I of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) External Links
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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) External Links
Department of Energy Organization Act External Links
Electric Consumers Protection Act External Links (ECPA) PDF (Amended the Federal Power Act in 1986)
Electronic Freedom of Information Act of 1996 External Links
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 PDF External Links
Energy Policy Act of 2005
Energy Policy Act of 1992 PDF External Links
Establishment of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission External Links

Federal Power Act External Links (FPA)
Government in the Sunshine Act External Links
Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 PDF (ITMRA/CLINGER-COHEN ACT, see Division E)
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 External Links (PUHC)
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 External Links (PURPA)
Power Plant & Industrial Fuel Use Act External Links
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 External Links (SBREFA)

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Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 PDF

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Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act of 2004 External Links (search for Division C)
Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976 External Links
Natural Gas Act External Links
Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 External Links
Natural Gas Wellhead Decontrol Act of 1989 PDF (NGWDA)
(Amended sections of the Natural Gas Policy Act in 1989)
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act External Links (OCSLA)

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Interstate Commerce Act External Links | [PDF , 7MB]

Title 18 Chapter I of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) External Links
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    Part 340 - Rate Schedules And Tariffs
    Part 341 - Oil Pipeline Tariffs
    Part 342 - Oil Pipeline Rate Methodologies and Procedures
    Part 343 - Procedural Rules Applicable to Oil Pipeline Proceedings
    Part 344 - Filing Quotations For U.S. Government Shipments At Reduced Rates

    Part 346 - Oil Pipeline Cost-Of-Service Filing Requirements
    Part 347 - Oil Pipeline Depreciation Studies
    Part 348 - Oil Pipeline Applications For Market Power Determinations
    Part 356 - Preservation Of Records For Oil Pipeline Companies
    Part 357 - Annual Special Or Periodic Reports

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Updated: October 1, 2014