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the modification of maintenance and operating procedures and installation of energy conservation measures in the schools and hospitals in such State,
(2) a recommendation as to the types of energy conservation projects considered appropriate for schools and hospitals in such State, together with an estimate of the costs of carrying out such projects in each year for which funds are appropriated,
(3) a program for identifying persons qualified to carry out energy conservation projects,
(4) procedures to insure that funds will be allocated among eligible applicants for energy conservation projects within such State, including procedures
(A) to insure that funds will be allocated on the basis of relative need taking into account such factors as cost, energy consumption and energy savings, and
(B) to insure that equitable consideration is given to all eligible public or nonprofit institutions regardless of size and type of ownership;
(5) a statement of the extent to which, and by which methods, such State will encourage utilization of solar space heating, cooling, and electric systems and solar water heating systems where appropriate,
(6) procedures to assure that all assistance under this part in such State will be expended in compliance with the requirements of an approved State plan for such State, and in compliance with the requirements of this part,
(7) procedures to insure implementation of energy conserving maintenance and operating procedures in those facilities for which projects are proposed; and
(8) policies and procedures designed to assure that financial assistance provided under this part in such State will be used to supplement, and not to supplant, State, local, or other funds. (b) The Secretary shall review and approve or disapprove each State plan not later than 60 days after receipt by the Secretary. If such plan meets the requirements of subsection (a), the Secretary shall approve the plan. If a State plan submitted within the 90-day period specified in subsection (a) has not been disapproved within the 60-day period following its receipt by the Secretary, such plan shall be treated as approved by the Secretary. A State energy agency may submit a new or amended plan at any time after the submission of the original plan if the agency obtains the consent of the Secretary.
(c)(1) If a State plan has not been approved under this section within 2 years and 90 days after the enactment of this part, or within 90 days after the completion of the preliminary audits under section 393(a), whichever is later, the Secretary may take such action as necessary to develop and implement such a State plan and to carry out the functions which would otherwise be carried out under this part by the State energy agency, State school facilities agency, and State hospital facilities agency in order that the energy conservation program for schools and hospitals may be implemented in such State.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this section, a State may, at any time, submit a proposed State plan for such State under this section. The Secretary shall approve or disapprove such plan not later than 60 days after receipt by the Secretary. If such plan meets the requirements of subsection (a) and is not inconsistent with any plan developed and implemented by the Secretary under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall approve the plan and withdraw any such plan developed and implemented by the Secretary.
[42 U.S.C. 6371c]
APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SEC. 395. (a) Applications of States, schools, and hospitals for financial assistance under this part for energy conservation projects shall be made not more than once for any fiscal year. Schools and hospitals applying for such financial assistance shall submit their applications to the State energy agency and the State energy agency shall make a single submittal to the Secretary, containing all applications which comply with the State plan.
(b) Applications for financial assistance under this part for energy conservation projects shall contain, or shall be accompanied by, such information as the Secretary may reasonably require, including the results of energy audits which comply with guidelines under this part. The annual submittal to the Secretary by the State energy agency under subsection (a) shall include a listing and description of energy conservation projects proposed to be funded within the State during the fiscal year for which such application is made, and such information concerning expected expenditures as the Secretary may, by rule, require.
(c)(1) The Secretary may not provide financial assistance to States, schools, or hospitals for energy conservation projects unless the application for a grant for such project is submitted through, or approved by the appropriate State hospital facilities agency or State school facilities agency, respectively, and determined by the State energy agency to comply with the State plan.
(2) Applications of States, schools, and hospitals and State plans pursuant to this part shall be consistent with
(A) related State programs for educational facilities in such State, and
(B) State health plans under section 1524(c)(2) and 1603 of the Public Health Service Act, and shall be coordinated through the review mechanisms required under section 1523 of the Public Health Service Act and section 1122 of the Social Security Act.
(d) The Secretary shall approve such applications submitted by a State energy agency as he determines to be in compliance with this section and with the requirements of the applicable State plan approved under section 394. The Secretary shall state the reasons for his disapproval in the case of any application which he disapproves. Any application not approved by the Secretary may be resubmitted by the applicant at any time in the same manner as the original application and the Secretary shall approve such resubmitted application as he determines to be in compliance with this sec
tion and the requirements of the State plan. Amendments of an application shall, except as the Secretary may otherwise provide, be subject to approval in the same manner as the original application. All or any portion of an application under this section may be disapproved to the extent that funds are not available under this part to carry out such application or portion.
(e) Whenever the Secretary, after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing to any State, school, or hospital receiving assistance under this part, finds that there has been a failure to comply substantially with the provisions set forth in the application approved under this section, the Secretary shall notify the State, school, or hospital that further assistance will not be made available to such State, school or hospital under this part until he is satisfied that there is no longer any such failure to comply. Until he is so satisfied no further assistance shall be made to such State, school, or hospital under this part.
[42 U.S.C. 6371d]
GRANTS FOR PROJECT COSTS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
SEC. 396. (a) The Secretary may make grants to schools and hospitals for carrying out energy conservation projects the applications for which have been approved under section 395.
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), amounts made available for purposes of this section (together with any amounts available for such purposes from other Federal sources) may not be used to pay more than 50 percent of the costs of any energy conservation project.
(2) Amounts made available for purposes of this section (together with any amounts available for such purposes from other Federal sources) may be used to pay not to exceed 90 percent of the costs of an energy conservation project if the Secretary determines that a project meets the hardship criteria of section 392(d). Grants made under this paragraph shall be from the funds provided under section 398(a)(2).
(c) Grants made under this section in any State in any year shall be made in accordance with the requirements contained in section 398.
(d) The Secretary may make grants to States for paying technical assistance costs. Schools in any State shall not be allocated less than 30 percent of the funds for energy conservation projects within such State and hospitals in any State shall not be allocated less than 30 percent of such funds.
(e) No grant made under this part to a school which is a local educational agency may be used for acquisition or installation of any energy conservation measure in any building of such agency which is used principally for administration, or technical assistance in connection with any such undertaking for such a building.
[42 U.S.C. 6371e]
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
SEC. 397. (a) For the purpose of making grants to States to conduct preliminary energy audits and energy audits pursuant to section 393, there is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed
$20,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, and $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, such funds to remain available until expended.
(b) For the purpose of making energy conservation project grants pursuant to section 396, there is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $180,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, $295,000,000 for fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, and $400,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, such funds to remain available until expended. Of the amounts appropriated under this subsection for each of the following fiscal years not more than the following percentage may be used for purposes of technical assistance:
(c) For the expenses of the Secretary in administering the provisions of this part, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year in the three consecutive fiscal year periods ending September 30, 1980, such funds to remain available until expended.
[42 U.S.C. 6371f]
ALLOCATION OF GRANTS
SEC. 398. (a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), the Secretary shall allocate 90 percent of the amounts made available under section 397(b) in any year for purposes of making energy conservation project grants pursuant to section 396 as follows:
(A) Eighty percent of amounts made available under section 397(b) shall be allocated among the States in accordance with a formula to be prescribed, by rule, by the Secretary, taking into account population and climate of each State, and such other factors as the Secretary may deem appropriate.
(B) Ten percent of amounts made available under section 397(b) shall be allocated among the States in such manner as the Secretary determines by rule after taking into account the availability and cost of fuel or other energy used in, and the amount of fuel or other energy consumed by, schools and hospitals in the States, and such other factors as he deems appropriate.
(2) The Secretary shall allocate 10 percent of the amounts made available under section 397(b) in any year for purposes of making grants as provided under section 396(b)(2) in excess of the 50 percent limitation contained in section 396(b)(1).
(3) In the case of any State which received for any fiscal year an amount which exceeded 50 percent of the cost of any energy audit as provided in section 393(e)(2), the aggregate amount allocated to such State under this subsection for such fiscal year (determined after applying paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be reduced by an amount equal to such excess. The amount of such reduction shall be reallocated to the States for such fiscal year as provided in this subsection except that for purposes of such reallocation, the State
which received such excess shall not be eligible for any portion of such reallocation.
(b) The total amount allocated to any State under subsection (a) in any year shall not exceed 10 percent of the total amount allocated to all the States in such year under such subsection (a). Except for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands, not less than 0.5 percent of such total allocation to all States for that year shall be allocated in such year for the total of grants to States and to schools and hospitals in each State which has an approved State plan under this part.
(c) Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prescribe rules governing the allocation among the States of funds for grants for preliminary energy audits and energy audits. Such rules shall take into account the population and climate of such States and such other factors as he may deem appropriate.
(d) The Secretary shall prescribe rules limiting the amount of funds allocated to a State which may be expended for administrative expenses by such State.
(e) Funds allocated for projects in any States for a fiscal year under this section but not obligated in such fiscal year shall be available for reallocation under subsection (a) of this section in the subsequent fiscal year.
[42 U.S.C. 6371g]
ADMINISTRATION; ANNUAL REPORTS
SEC. 399. (a) The Secretary may prescribe such rules as may be necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this part.
(b) The Secretary shall include in his annual report a detailed description of the actions taken under this part in the preceding fiscal year and the actions planned to be taken in the subsequent fiscal year. Such description shall show the allocations made (including the allocations made to each State) and include information on the types of conservation measures implemented, with funds allocated, and an estimate of the energy savings achieved. [42 U.S.C. 6371h]
SEC. 400. (a) Each recipient of assistance under this part shall keep such records, provide such reports, and furnish such access to books and records as the Secretary may by rule prescribe.
[42 U.S.C. 6371i]
PART H-ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF Local Government and PublIC CARE INSTITUTIONS
SEC. 400A. For purposes of this part
(1) The terms "hospital", "State", "School", "Governor", "State energy agency", "energy conservation measure" "energy conservation maintenance and operating procedure",