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of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988, consumer acceptability, economic practicability, technology, environmental impact, safety, driveability, performance, and any other factors the Secretary considers relevant.
EMERGENCY ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT OF 1979
Public Law 96–102, as Amended
AN ACT To establish an emergency program for the conservation of energy and to provide for a standby rationing plan for motor fuel.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the "Emergency Energy Conservation Act of 1979".
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.-The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I-STANDBY MOTOR FUEL RATIONING
Sec. 101. Findings.
Sec. 102. Report on plan development.
Sec. 103. Procedures for developing and implementing rationing plan.
Sec. 105. Technical and conforming amendments.
TITLE II-EMERGENCY ENERGY CONSERVATION
Sec. 201. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 202. Definitions.
PART A-EMERGENCY ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Sec. 211. National and State emergency conservation targets.
Sec. 213. Standby Federal conservation plan.
Sec. 214. Judicial review.
Sec. 215. Reports.
PART B-OTHER AUTOMOBILE FUEL PURCHASE MEASURES
Sec. 221. Minimum automobile fuel purchases.
Sec. 222. Out-of-State vehicles to be exempted from odd-even motor fuel purchase restrictions.
PART C-BUILDING TEMPERATURE RESTRICTIONS
Sec. 231. Amendment to Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
Sec. 241. Studies.
Sec. 242. Middle distillate monitoring program.
PART E-ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
Sec. 251. Adminstration.
TITLE III-GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 301. Funding for fiscal years 1979 and 1980.
Sec. 302. Effective date.
[42 U.S.C. 8501 note]
TITLE I-STANDBY MOTOR FUEL RATIONING
SEC. 101. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds that
(1) a standby rationing plan for gasoline and diesel fuel should provide, to the maximum extent practicable, that the burden of reduced supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel be shared by all persons in a fair and equitable manner and that the economic and social impacts of such plan be minimized; and
(2) such a plan should be sufficiently flexible to respond to changed conditions and sufficiently simple to be effectively administered and enforced.
[42 U.S.C. 6261 note]
SEC. 102. REPORT ON PLAN DEVELOPMENT.
(a) REPORT.-As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act (but in no event later than 120 days after such date of enactment), the President shall prepare, and transmit to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, a report describing the measures taken after such date of enactment (and the costs thereof) to establish a system of rationing of gasoline and diesel fuel pursuant to sections 201 and 203 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6261, 6263), together with a description of the additional measures to be taken in establishing such system, a timetable for completion of such measures, and an estimate of the costs thereof.
(b) SPECIFIC ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED IN REPORT.-The report under subsection (a) shall include
(1) a description of the extent to which ration coupons or other evidences of right under such a rationing system would be distributed to each end-user of gasoline or diesel fuel on the basis of such end-user's needs, and an explanation of the extent to which such distribution would not be based on such end-user's needs;
(2) an analysis of having the entitlement under the rationing system to such end-user rights be granted on the basis of individuals licensed to operate motor vehicles on the public roads and highways, and an explanation of the extent to which such entitlement will be granted on that basis;
(3) a description of the extent to which the rationing system would meet the needs and hardships of end-users by the use of local boards as provided for under section 203(d) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6263(d)), and an explanation of the extent to which such boards would not be used;
(4) a description of how the rationing system complies with the objective of providing for the mobility needs of handicapped persons (including means for their obtaining such end-user rights) as required under section 203(a)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6263(a)(2)(A)); and
(5) a description of the steps to be taken to provide adequate end-user allocation under the rationing system for the needs of those in suburban and rural areas, particularly mid