Columbia River Treaty

Columbia River Treaty - Principles and Procedures

In accordance with the Principles and Procedures of the Columbia River Treaty, a variety of current and historical documents are available regarding the Columbia River Treaty projects.

Principles and Procedures (POP)

Permanent Engineering Board Documents

PEB reports are prepared in accordance with the administrative procedures outlined in 1965. These reports include:

  • Columbia River Treaty PEB Annual Reports to United States and Canada Governments
  • Columbia River Treaty Annual Reports for the Canadian and U.S. Entities
  • Columbia River Treaty Hydrometeorological Committee Annual Reports
  • Assured Operating Plan and Determination of Downstream Power Benefits
  • Detailed Operating Plans for Columbia River Treaty Storage
  • Permanent Engineering Board Annual Reports

PEB Members

Permanent Engineering Board

United States

  • Mr. Alvin B. Lee, Chair
    Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Edward Sienkiewicz, Member
    Newberg, Oregon
  • Mr. Pete Perez, Alternate
    Washington, D.C.
  • Ms. Sonya Baskerville, Alternate
    Washington D.C.

  • Mr. Sean L. Smith, P.E., Secretary (non-voting member)
    Washington, D.C.


  • Mr. Marco Presutti, Chair
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Ms. Renata Kurschner, Member
    Delta, British Columbia
  • Mr. Les MacLaren,  Alternate
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Ms. Kathy Eichenberger, Alternate
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Mr. Chris Piercey, Secretary (non-voting member)
    Ottawa, Ontario

PEB Member Record

PEB Engineering Committee


  • Mr. Chris Piercey, Chair
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dr. Amy Sopinka, Member
    Victoria British, Columbia
  • Vacant
  • Ms. Tracey Kutney, Member
    Ottawa, Ontario 

United States

  • Mr. Sean L. Smith, P.E., Chair
    Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Steve Yexley, Member
    Lakewood, CO
  • Mr. Daniel Rabon, Member
    Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. John Roache, Member
    Boise, Idaho

PEB Member Record

PEB Administrative Procedures