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"Sec. 58. Energy information in possession of other Federal agencies. "Sec. 59. Congressional access to information in possession of the Office.". Sec. 143. Effective date.

PART D-AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ENERGY-RELATED LAW

Sec. 161. Appliance program.

Sec. 162. Energy Resources Council reports.
Sec. 163. Extension of Energy Resources Council.

Sec. 164. Development of underground coal mines.

TITLE II-ELECTRIC UTILITIES RATE DESIGN INITIATIVES

Sec. 201. Findings.

Sec. 202. Definitions.

Sec. 203. Electric utility rate design proposals.

Sec. 204. Rate design innovation and Federal Energy Administration intervention. Sec. 205. Grants for offices of consumer services.

Sec. 206. Reports.

Sec. 207. Authorizations of appropriations.

TITLE III-ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR NEW BUILDINGS

Sec. 301. Short title.

Sec. 302. Findings and purposes.

Sec. 303. Definitions.

Sec. 304. Promulgation of energy conservation performance standards for new buildings.

Sec. 306. Federal buildings.

Sec. 308. Technical assistance.

Sec. 309. Consultation with interested and affected groups.

Sec. 310. Support activities.

Sec. 311. Monitoring of State and local adoption of energy conservation standards for buildings.

TITLE IV-ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE
ASSISTANCE FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS

Sec. 401. Short title.
Sec. 402. Findings and purpose.

PART A-WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS

Sec. 411. Findings and purpose.

Sec. 412. Definitions.

Sec. 413. Weatherization program.

Sec. 414. Financial assistance.

Sec. 415. Limitations.

Sec. 416. Monitoring, technical assistance, and evaluation.

Sec. 417. Administrative provisions.

Sec. 418. Approval of applications and administration of State programs.

Sec. 419. Judicial review.

Sec. 420. Nondiscrimination.

Sec. 421. Annual report.

Sec. 422. Authorization of appropriations.

PART B-STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS

Sec. 431. Definitions.
Sec. 432. Supplemental State energy conservation plans.

PART C-NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE
DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR EXISTING DWELLING UNITS
Sec. 441. Energy conservation and renewable-resource demonstration.

PART D-ENERGY CONSERVation and ReNEWABLE-RESOURCE OBLIGATION
GUARANTEES

Sec. 451. Program.

PART E-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 461. Exchange of information.

Sec. 462. Report by the Comptroller General.

TITLE I-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT
AMENDMENTS AND RELATED MATTERS

PART A-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT AMENDMENTS

SHORT TITLE

SEC. 101. This title may be cited as the "Federal Energy Administration Act Amendments of 1976".

LIMITATION ON DISCRETION OF ADMINISTRATOR WITH RESPECT TO

ENERGY ACTIONS

SEC. 102. [Added a new subsection (c) to section 5 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY COMMENT PERIOD AND NOTICE OF WAIVER

SEC. 103. [Amends section 7(c)(1) and (2) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 which appears in part B of this volume.]

GUIDELINES FOR HARDSHIP AND INEQUITY AND HEARING AT APPEALS

SEC. 104. [Amends section 7(i)(1)(D) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 which appears in part B of this volume.] REQUIREMENTS FOR HEARING IN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATOR

SEC. 105. [Added a new subparagraph (F) to section 7(i)(1) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

LIMITATION ON THE ADMINISTRATOR'S AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS AND RULINGS

SEC. 106. [Added a new subsection (k) to section 7 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

MAINTAINING ACCOUNTS OR RECORDS FOR COMPLIANCE PURPOSES; AND ALLEVIATION OF SMALL BUSINESS REPORTING BURDENS

SEC. 107. [Added new subsections (g) and (h) to section 13 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO FILE INFORMATION

SEC. 108. [Added a new subsection (i) to section 13 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

REPORTS

SEC. 109. [Amends section 15 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974.]

AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 110. [Amends section 29 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING EXPORTS OF COAL OR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

SEC. 111. [Added a new subsection (d) to section 25 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT EXTENSION

SEC. 112. [Amends section 30 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974.]

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE EVALUATION SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESS

SEC 113. [Added a new section 31 to the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume.]

PART B-PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS

EXEMPTION OF STRIPPER WELL PRODUCTION

SEC. 121. [Added a new subsection (i) to section 8 of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, which appears in part B of this volume.]

ENHANCEMENT OF DOMESTIC PRODUCTION

SEC. 122. [Amends section 8 of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.]

CONSTRUCTION OF REFINERIES BY SMALL AND INDEPENDENT REFINERS

SEC. 123. (a) It is the intent of the Congress that, for the purpose of fostering construction of new refineries by small and independent refiners in the United States, the Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration shall take such action, within his authority under other law consistent with the attainment, to the maximum extent practicable, of the objectives under section 4(b)(1)(D) of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, as the Administrator determines necessary to insure that rules, regulations, or orders issued by him do not impose unreasonable, unnecessary, or discriminatory barriers to entry for small refiners and independent refiners.

(b) Not later than April 1, 1977, the Administrator shall report to the Congress with respect to actions taken to carry out the policies in subsection (a).

(c) For the purposes of this section the terms "small refiner" and "independent refiner" have the same meaning as such terms have under the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.

[15 U.S.C. 753 note]

EFFECTIVE DATE OF EPAA AMENDMENTS

SEC. 124. The amendments made to section 8 of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act by section 122 of this Act shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act. The amendments made to section 8 of such Act by section 121 of this Act shall take effect on the first day of the first full month which begins after the date of enactment of this Act.

[15 U.S.C. 757 note]

PART C-OFFICE OF ENERGY INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS

FINDINGS AND PURPOSE

SEC. 141. (a) The Congress finds that the public interest requires that decisionmaking, with respect to this Nation's energy requirements and the sufficiency and availability of energy resources and supplies, be based on adequate, accurate, comparable, coordinated, and credible energy information.

(b) The purpose of this title is to establish within the Federal Energy Administration an Office of Energy Information and Analysis and a National Energy Information System to assure the availability of adequate, comparable, accurate, and credible energy information to the Federal Energy Administration, to other Government agencies responsible for energy-related policy decisions, to the Congress, and to the public.

[15 U.S.C. 790 note]

OFFICE OF ENERGY INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS

SEC. 142. [Amends the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in part B of this volume by inserting "PART A-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION" after the enacting clause and by adding a new part B.]

[15 U.S.C. 761 note]

EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 143. The amendments made by this part C to the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 shall take effect 150 days after the date of enactment of this Act, except that section 56(c) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (as added by this part) shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

[15 U.S.C. 790 note. 15 U.S.C. 761 note]

PART D-AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ENERGY-RELATED LAW

APPLIANCE PROGRAM

SEC. 161. [Amends section 325(a) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.]

ENERGY RESOURCES COUNCIL REPORTS

SEC. 162. (a) [Amends section 108(b) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974.]

(b) [Amends section 108 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974.]

EXTENSION OF ENERGY RESOURCES COUNCIL

SEC. 163. [Amends section 108(e) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974.]

DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINES

SEC. 164. [Amends section 102 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.]

TITLE II-ELECTRIC UTILITY RATE DESIGN INITIATIVES

FINDINGS

SEC. 201. (a) The Congress finds that improvement in electric utility rate design has great potential for reducing the cost of electric utility services to consumers and current and projected shortages of capital, and for encouraging energy conservation and better use of existing electrical generating facilities.

(b) It is the purpose of this title to require the Federal Energy Administration to develop proposals for improvement of electric utility rate design and transmit such proposals to Congress; to fund electric utility rate demonstration projects; to intervene or participate, upon request, in the proceedings of utility regulatory commissions; and to provide financial assistance to State offices of consumer services to facilitate presentation of consumer interests before such commissions.

[42 U.S.C. 6801]

DEFINITIONS

SEC. 202. As used in this title:

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

(2) The term "electric utility" means any person, State agency, or Federal agency which sells electric energy.

(3) The term "Federal agency" means any agency or instrumentality of the United States.

(4) The term "State agency" means a State, political subdivision thereof, or any agency or instrumentality of either.

(5) The term "State utility regulatory commission" means (A) any utility regulatory commission which is a State agency or (B) the Tennessee Valley Authority.

(6) The term "State" means any State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States.

(7) The term "utility regulatory commission" means any State agency or Federal agency which has authority to fix, modify, approve, or disapprove rates for the sale of electric energy by any electric utility (other than by such agency). [42 U.S.C. 6802]

1 Subsection heading proposed in sec. 143 of Public Law 95-617 not included as reflection of probable intent.

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