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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Interstate Commerce Act | [ PDF ]

Title 18 Chapter I of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
If you would like to conduct your own search of the CFR you can access the Governmental Printing Organization/National Archives and Records Administration website.

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


This page was last updated on June 25, 2020