Conduit Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 CFR 4.30 [Title 18 -- Conservation of Power and Water Resources; Chapter I -- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy; Subchapter B -- Regulations Under the Federal Power Act; Part 4 -- Licenses, Permits, Exemptions, and Determination of Project Costs], conduit means “any tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance that is operated for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and not primarily for the generation of electricity. The term not primarily for the generation of electricity includes but is not limited to a conduit:

(i) Which was built for the distribution of water for agricultural, municipal, or industrial consumption and is operated for such a purpose; and

(ii) To which a hydroelectric facility has been or is proposed to be added.