(1) An application must contain a description of
the methods of operation that will be used under contingent operating
conditions to avoid significant impacts or disruption or damage to the
environment or to human or industrial facilities.
(2) Contingent operating conditions include, but
are not limited to:
(a) extraordinary environmental conditions such
as extreme cold, heat, drought, flooding, or earthquake, or extensive wildland
(b) technical contingencies such as failure of
facility components; and
(c) external system conditions such as
transmission or pipeline system outages that lead to excessive congestion or
inadequate capacity to carry the full output of the facility or to provide
needed energy for the facility.