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NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICY ACT
Public Law 95-619, as Amended
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I-GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the "National Energy Conservation Policy Act".
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(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TITLE I-GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 101. Short title and table of contents.
TITLE II-RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION
PART 1-UTILITY PROGRAM
Sec. 210. Definitions.
Sec. 211. Coverage.
Sec. 212. Rules of Secretary for submission and approval of plans.
Sec. 213. Requirements for State residential energy conservation plans for regulat
Sec. 214. Plan requirements for nonregulated utilities and home heating suppliers. Sec. 215. Utility programs.
Sec. 216. Supply, installation, and financing by public utilities.
Sec. 217. Home heating supplier programs.
Sec. 218. Temporary programs.
Sec. 219. Federal standby authority.
Sec. 220. Relationship to other laws.
Sec. 221. Rules.
Sec. 222. Product standards.
Sec. 223. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 224. Report on energy conservation in apartment buildings.
PART 2-WEATHERIZATION GRANTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
Sec. 231. Department of Energy weatherization grant program.
PART 3-SECONDARY FINANCING AND LOAN INSURANCE FOR ENERGY CONSERVING IMPROVEMENTS AND SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
Sec. 241. Loan insurance for energy conserving improvements and solar energy systems under title I of the National Housing Act.
Sec. 242. Purchase by Government National Mortgage Association of loans to lowand moderate-income families for energy conserving improvements. Sec. 243. Standby authority of Government National Mortgage Association to pur
chase loans for energy conserving improvements.
Sec. 244. Purchase by Government National Mortgage Association of loans for solar
Sec. 245. Secondary financing by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation of solar energy and energy conserving improvement loans.
Sec. 246. Secondary financing by Federal National Mortgage Association of solar energy and energy conserving improvement loans.
Sec. 247. Loan insurance for energy conserving improvements and solar energy systems in multifamily projects under section 241 of the National Housing Act.
Sec. 248. Increase in mortgage limits to cover costs of solar energy systems.
Sec. 251. Energy-conserving improvements for assisted housing.
Sec. 252. Energy conserving standards for newly constructed residential housing insured by Federal Housing Administration or assisted by Farmers Home Administration.
Sec. 253. Residential energy efficiency standards study.
Sec. 254. Weatherization study.
Sec. 255. Authorization for appropriations for new building performance standards
PART 5-RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS
Sec. 261. Definition.
Sec. 262. Approval of plans for prototype residential energy efficiency programs and provision of financial assistance for such programs. Sec. 263. Applications for approval of plans for prototype residential energy efficiency programs.
Sec. 264. Approval of applications for plans for prototype residential energy effi
Sec. 265. Rules and regulations.
Sec. 266. Authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to exempt application of certain laws.
Sec. 267. Application of other laws.
Sec. 268. Records and reports.
Sec. 269. Revoking approval of plans and terminating financial assistance.
TITLE III-ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND BUILDINGS OWNED BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS
PART 1-SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS
Sec. 301. Statement of findings and purposes.
Sec. 302. Amendment to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
Sec. 304. Cross reference.
PART 2-UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC CARE INSTITUTIONS
Sec. 310. Statement of findings and purposes.
Sec. 311. Amendment to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
TITLE IV-ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
PART 1-ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR AUTOMOBILES
Sec. 401. Fuel economy information.
Sec. 402. Civil penalties relating to automobile fuel efficiency.
Sec. 404. Study.
PART 2-ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS OTHER THAN
Sec. 421. Test procedures.
Sec. 422. Energy efficiency standards.
Sec. 424. Effect of standards on other laws.
PART 3-ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
Sec. 441. Energy efficiency of industrial equipment.
PART 4-ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY USE OF RECOVERED MATERIALS Sec. 461. Use of recovered materials.
TITLE V-FEDERAL ENERGY INITIATIVES
PART 1-EXECUTIVE AGENCY CONSERVATION PLAN
Sec. 501. Conservation plan authorization.
PART 2-DEMONSTRATION OF SOLAR HEATING AND COOLING IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS
Sec. 521. Definitions.
Sec. 522. Federal solar program.
Sec. 523. Duties of Secretary.
Sec. 524. Authorization of appropriations.
PART 3-ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SOLAR ENERGY IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS
Sec. 541. Findings.
Sec. 543. Purpose.
Sec. 544. Definitions.
Sec. 545. Establishment and use of life cycle cost methods.
Sec. 546. Energy performance targets for Federal buildings.
Sec. 547. Energy audits and retrofitting of existing Federal buildings.
Sec. 548. Leased Federal buildings.
Sec. 549. Budget treatment of energy conserving improvements by Federal agencies. Sec. 550. Reports.
Sec. 551. Authorization of appropriations.
PART 4-FEDERAL PHOTOVOLTAIC UTILIZATION
Sec. 561. Short title of part.
Sec. 562. Definitions.
Sec. 563. Photovoltaic energy program.
Sec. 564. Purpose of program.
Sec. 565. Acquisition of systems.
Sec. 566. Administration.
Sec. 567. System evaluation and purchase program.
Sec. 568. Advisory committee.
TITLE VI-ADDITIONAL ENERGY-RELATED MEASURES
Sec. 601. Industrial energy efficiency reporting.
PART 2-STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
Sec. 621. State energy conservation plans.
PART 3-MINORITY ECONOMIC IMPACT
Sec. 641. Minority economic impact.
PART 4-CONSERVATION OF NATIONAL COAL RESOURCES
Sec. 661. Major fuel burning stationary source.
Sec. 681. Off-highway motor vehicles.
Sec. 683. Second law efficiency study.
PART 6-TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
Sec. 691. Definition of Administrator.
TITLE VII-ENERGY CONSERVATION FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND
Sec. 710. Definitions.
Sec. 711. Coverage.
Sec. 712. Rules of Secretary for submission and approval of plans.
PART 2--ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
Sec. 721. Procedures for submission and approval of State energy conservation
PART 3-UTILITY PROGRAMS
Sec. 731. Utility programs.
PART 4-FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION
Sec. 741. Federal standby authority.
SEC. 102. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSES. . (a) FINDINGS.-The Congress finds that
(1) the United States faces an energy shortage arising from increasing demand for energy, particularly for oil and natural gas, and insufficient domestic supplies of oil and natural gas to satisfy that demand;
(2) unless effective measures are promptly taken by the Federal Government and other users of energy to reduce the rate of growth of demand for energy, the United States will become increasingly dependent on the world oil market, increasingly vulnerable to interruptions of foreign oil supplies, and unable to provide the energy to meet future needs; and
(3) All sectors of our Nation's economy must begin immediately to significantly reduce 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.
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