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PART 2-STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
Sec. 621. State energy conservation plans.
Sec. 622. Supplemental State energy conservation plans.
Sec. 623. Report on coordination of energy conservation programs.

PART 3—MINORITY ECONOMIC IMPACT Sec. 641. Minority economic impact.

PART 4CONSERVATION OF NATIONAL COAL RESOURCES Sec. 661. Major fuel burning stationary source.

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PART 6–TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS Sec. 691. Definition of Administrator.

[Title VII-Repealed by P.L. 99-412]

TITLE VIII-ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS

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Sec. 801. Authority to enter into contracts.
Sec. 802. Payment of costs.
Sec. 803. Reports.
Sec. 804. Definitions.
SEC. 102. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.
(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that-

(1) the United States has survived a period of energy shortage and has made significant progress toward improving energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy;

(2) effective measures must continue to be taken by the Federal Government and other users and suppliers of energy to control the rate of growth of demand for energy and the efficiency of its use;

(3) the continuation of this effort will permit the United States to become increasingly independent of the world oil market, less vulnerable to interruption of foreign oil supplies, and more able to provide energy to meet future needs; and

(4) all sectors of the economy of the United States should continue to reduce significantly the demand for nonrenewable energy resources such as oil and natural gas by implementing and maintaining effective conservation measures for the efficient use of these and other energy sources.

(b) STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act are to provide for the regulation of interstate commerce, to reduce the growth in demand for energy in the United States, and to conserve nonrenewable energy resources produced in this Nation and elsewhere, without inhibiting beneficial economic growth. (42 U.S.C. 8201)

TITLE II-RESIDENTIAL ENERGY

CONSERVATION

PART 1-UTILITY PROGRAM

SEC. 210. DEFINITIONS.
As used in this title-

(1) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Energy.

(2) The term “load management technique” means any technique to reduce the maximum kilowatt demand on an electric utility, including ripple or radio control mechanisms, or other types of interruptible electric service, energy storage devices, and load limiting devices.

(3) The term “natural gas” means natural gas as defined in the Natural Gas Act.

(4) The term “public utility means any person, State agency, or Federal agency which is engaged in the business of selling natural gas or electric energy, or both, to residential customers for use in a residential building.

(5) The term "regulated utility” means a public utility with respect to whose rates a State regulatory authority has ratemaking authority.

(6) The term "nonregulated utility" means a public utility which is not a regulated utility.

(7) The term "rate" means any price, rate, charge, or classification made, demanded, observed, or received with respect to sales of electric energy or natural gas, any rule, regulation, or practice respecting any such rate, charge, or classification, and any contract pertaining to the sale of electric energy or natural gas.

(8) The term "ratemaking authority” means authority to fix, modify, approve, or disapprove rates.

(9) The term "residential building” means any building used for residential occupancy which is not a new building to which final standards under section 304(a) of the Energy Conservation and Production Act apply and which has a system for heating or cooling, or both.

(10) The term “residential customer” means any person to whom

(A) a public utility sells natural gas or electric energy,

(B) a home heating supplier supplies or sells home heating fuel (including No. 2 heating oil, kerosene, butane,

and propane),
for consumption by such customer in a residential building.

(11) The term "residential energy conservation measure" means

(A) caulking and weatherstripping of doors and windows: (B) furnace efficiency modifications including

(i) replacement burners, furnaces or boilers or any combination thereof which, as determined by the Secretary, substantially increases the energy efficiency of the heating system,

or

(ii) devices for modifying flue openings which will increase the energy efficiency of the heating system, and

(iii) electrical or mechanical furnace ignition systems which replace standing gas pilot lights; (C) clock thermostats; (D) ceiling, attic, wall, and floor insulation; (E) water heater insulation;

(F) storm windows and doors, multiglazed windows and doors, heat-absorbing or heat-reflective glazed window and door materials;

(G) devices associated with load management techniques;

(H) devices to utilize solar energy or windpower for any residential energy conservation purpose, including heating of water, space heating or cooling; and

(I) such other measures as the Secretary by rule identifies for purposes of this part.

(12) The term “residential energy conservation plan” means a plan approved by the Secretary pursuant to section 212.

(13) The term “State” means a State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

(14) The term "State regulatory authority” means any State agency which has ratemaking authority with respect to the sale of electric energy or natural gas by any public utility (other than by such State agency); except that in the case of a public utility with respect to which the Tennessee Valley

Authority has ratemaking authority, such term means the Tennessee Valley Authority.

(15) The term “State agency” means a State, a political subdivision thereof, or any agency or instrumentality of either.

(16) The term "suggested measures” means, with respect to a particular residential building, the residential energy conservation measures which the Secretary, in the rules prescribed pursuant to section 212, determines to be appropriate for the location and the category of residential buildings which includes such building. In determining which of the residential energy conservation measures shall be suggested measures for a location and category of residential building, the Secretary shall consider the cost of the inspection offered under section 215(b) and its effect on the willingness of residential customers to participate in the utility program.

(17) The term "utility program” means a program meeting the requirements of section 215.

(18) The term “Governor” means the Governor or chief executive officer of a State or his designee.

(19) The term "home heating supplier program” means a program meeting the requirements of section 217.

(20) The term "home heating supplier" means a person who sells or supplies home heating fuel (including No. 2 heating oil, kerosene, butane, and propane) to a residential cus

tomer for consumption in a residential building. (42 U.S.C. 8211)

SEC. 211. COVERAGE.

(a) IN GENERAL.- This part shall apply in any calendar year to a public utility only if during the second preceding calendar year either

(1) sales of natural gas by such public utility for purposes other than resale exceeded 10 billion cubic feet, or

(2) sales of electric energy by such public utility for purposes other than resale exceeded 750 million kilowatt-hours.

(b) LIST OF COVERED UTILITIES.—Before the beginning of each calendar year, the Secretary shall publish a list identifying each public utility to which this part applies during such calendar year. Promptly after publication of such list, each State regulatory authority shall notify the Secretary of each public utility on the list for which such State regulatory authority has ratemaking authority. (42 U.S.C. 8212) SEC. 212. RULES OF SECRETARY FOR SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF

PLANS. (a) PROMULGATION OF RULES BY SECRETARY.—The Secretary shall, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, publish an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to rules on the content and implementation of residential energy conservation plans which meet the requirements of sections 213 and 214. Not later than 60 days after the date of publication of the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, and after consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Commerce (acting through the National Bureau of Standards), the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the heads of such other agencies as he deems appropriate, the Secretary shall publish a proposed rule on content and implementation of such plans. After publication of such proposed rule, the Secretary shall afford interested persons (including Federal and State agencies) an opportunity to present oral and written comments on matters relating to such proposed rule. A rule prescribing the content and implementation of residential energy conservation plans shall be published not earlier than 45 days after publication of the proposed rule.

(b) CONTENT OF SECRETARY'S RULES.—The rules promulgated under subsection (a)

(1) shall identify the suggested measures for residential buildings, by climatic region and by categories determined by the Secretary on the basis of type of construction and any other factors which the Secretary may deem appropriate; (2) shall include

(A) standards which the Secretary determines necessary for general safety and effectiveness of any residential energy conservation measure;

(B) standards which the Secretary determines necessary for installation of any residential energy conservation measure;

(C) standards for the procedures concerning fair and reasonable prices and rates of interest required under section 213(a)(2); and

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(D) standards, developed in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission, concerning unfair, deceptive, or anticompetitive acts or practices, for the measures required under section 213(b); (3) shall include provisions requiring that

(A) the manufacturer of any residential energy conservation measure offered under a utility program shall, in connection with such measure, warrant in writing that the residential customer for whom the measure is installed, the installation contractor who installs the measure, and the supplier of the measure shall (for those measures found within one year from the date of installation to be defective due to materials, manufacture, or design), at a minimum, be entitled to obtain, within a reasonable period of time and at no charge, appropriate replacement parts or materials;

(B) the supplier of any residential energy conservation measure offered under a utility program shall, in connection with such measure, provide, at a minimum, to any person who purchases the measure from such supplier a warranty equivalent to that required under subparagraph (A); and

(C) the contractor for the installation of any residential energy conservation measure offered under a utility program shall, in connection with such measure, warrant in writing that, at a minimum, any defect in materials, manufacture, design or installation found within one year from the date of installation shall be remedied without charge and within a reasonable period of time; and

(4) may include such other requirements as the Secretary may determine to be necessary to carry out this part.

(c) PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF STATE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS.—(1)(A) Not later than 180 days after promulgation of rules under subsection (a), the Governor of each State or any State agency specifically authorized to do so under State law, may submit to the Secretary a proposed residen

al energy conservation plan which meets the requirements of the rules promulgated under subsection (a). Within such 180-day pęriod, each nonregulated utility shall submit a proposed plan, which meets the requirements of the rules promulgated under subsection (a), to the Secretary unless a plan submitted under the preceding sentence for the State in which the nonregulated utility provides utility service applies to nonregulated utilities as provided in paragraph (2). The Secretary may, upon request of the Governor or State agency or nonregulated utility, extend, for good cause shown, the time period for submission of a plan.

(B) Each such plan shall be reviewed and approved or disapproved by the Secretary not later than 90 days after submission. If the Secretary disapproves a plan, the Governor or State agency or nonregulated utility may submit a new or amended plan not later than 60 days after the date of such disapproval, or such longer period as the Secretary may, for good cause, allow. The Secretary shall review and approve or disapprove any such new or amended plan not later than 90 days after submission.

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