COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY
The Treaty established Canadian and United States Entities and a
Permanent Engineering Board (PEB).
In Canada, B.C. Hydro is the Canadian entity. In the United States,
the U.S. Entity consists of the Administrator of the Bonneville
Power Administration and the Division Engineer of the North Pacific
(currently Northwestern) Division of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. A Presidential Executive Order created the U.S. Entity
and the U.S. Section of PEB.
The Entities appoint representatives to the operating and
hydrometeorological committees, while the Permanent Engineering
Board appoints members of the PEB Engineering Committee.
Entities are responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Treaty.