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Senior Policy Advisor at Bonneville Power Administration, March 14, 2014


Jeff Stier: Senior Policy Advisor at Bonneville Power Administration Senior Policy Advisor
Bonneville Power Administration
July 2005 to Present (8 years 9 months) Portland, Oregon

Member of the federal litigation team for past, present and (no doubt) future litigation relating to the operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System.

Author of the 2005 Comprehensive Analysis (Corps et al. 2005) that became the template for NOAA Fisheries' 2008 FCRPS Biological Opinion and Supplemental Comprehensive Analysis (the Comprehensive Analysis is available at As part of this effort, I also developed a mathematical model (in partnership with my colleague Dr. Rich Hinrichsen) for estimating the changes in salmon population productivity resulting from reforms to hatchery programs (referred to in the 2014 Supplemental BiOp as the Stier-Hinrichsen method). This model was adopted by NOAA Fisheries for use in the 2008 FCRPS BiOp and subsequent supplements to that BiOp.

Generally - advising the Vice President for Environment, Fish and Wildlife on matter relating to BPA's Fish and Wildlife program.

(AP Photo 2003) President Bush speaks at the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam near Burbank, Washington. Vice President for National Relations
Bonneville Power Administration
October 1999 to June 2005 (5 years 9 months) Washington, DC

As manager of BPA's Washington, D.C. office, I was responsible for maintaining communications and relationships with Congress and the Executive Branch. Notable accomplishments included obtaining Administration and congressional support for an increase in BPA's statutory borrowing authority that was subsequently enacted into law (the first such increase since 1984).

Legislative Director
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio
January 1992 to September 1999 (7 years 9 months)Washington, D.C.

As Peter's Legislative Director my accomplishments included (but were not limited to!) the following:

Conceived of and worked with staff for Rep. Bob Smith (R-Ore.) to found the Northwest Energy Caucus, a bipartisan group of Northwest House Members dedicated to protecting the region's interests in national energy legislation and its low-cost power supply (of course, let me give credit here to the Members themselves, who ultimately made this happen).

Lead House staff on H.R. 599 that refinanced BPA's outstanding Treasury debt. Enacted into law in 1996.

Staff Director for the House Natural Resources Committee's Task Force on the Bonneville Power Administration. Rep. DeFazio chaired the Task Force, which was created by then committee Chairman George Miller. The Task Force held five hearings in the Northwest and D.C.. The subject matter included BPA's budget, its competitiveness in new and emerging energy markets, its programs for resource acquisition, and the future of salmon recovery efforts in the Columbia River basin. Its report - BPA At a Crossroads - was issued in May 1994.

Lead House staff on an amendment to the National Energy Policy Act that authorized BPA to directly fund generation improvements and O&M at the federal hydroelectric projects that make up the Federal Columbia River Power System (enacted into law in 1996).

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Legislative Assistant
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio
January 1987 to December 1991 (5 years)Washington, D.C.

Lead House staff on H.R. 4163, the 1988 Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This bill, which was enacted into law, added segments of 41 Oregon rivers to the nation's Wild and Scenic Rivers system.

Music. I've been a recording and performing musician since 1970.

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Related Pages:
National Relations Bonneville Power Administration, Job Detail Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, 5/5/14

Jeff Stier Senior Policy Advisor at Bonneville Power Administration
Jeff Stier - LinkedIn, March 14, 2014

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