Power Act

A comprehensive federal statute setting forth a complete plan for the development and improvement of navigation and for the development, transmission, and utilization of electric power in any of the streams or other bodies of water over which Congress has jurisdiction under its commerce powers, and upon the public lands and reservations of the United States under its property powers. 16 USC §§ 791(a) et seq.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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