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Sec. 400A. Definitions.
Sec. 400B. Guidelines and rules.

Sec. 400C. Preliminary energy audits and energy audits.
Sec. 400D. State plans.

Sec. 400E. Applications for grants for technical assistance.
Sec. 400F. Grants for technical assistance.

Sec. 400G. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 400H. Allocation of grants.

Sec. 4001. Administration; annual reports.
Sec. 400J. Records.

SEC. 2. The purposes of this Act are—

(1) to grant specific standby authority to the President, sub-

ject to congressional review, to impose rationing, to reduce

demand for energy through the implementation of energy con-

servation plans, and to fulfill obligations of the United States

under the international energy program;

(2) to provide for the creation of a Strategic Petroleum Re-

serve capable of reducing the impact of severe energy supply


(3) to increase the supply of fossil fuels in the United States

through price incentives and production requirements;

(4) to conserve energy supplies through energy conservation
programs, and, where necessary, the regulation of certain
energy uses;

(5) to provide for improved energy efficiency of motor vehi-
cles, major appliances, and certain other consumer products;

(6) to reduce the demand for petroleum products and natural
gas through programs designed to provide greater availability
and use of this Nation's abundant coal resources; and

(7) to provide a means for verification of energy data to assure the reliability of energy data.

[42 U.S.C. 6201]


SEC. 3. As used in this Act:

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

(2) The term "person" includes (A) any individual, (B) any corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, trust, joint venture, or joint stock company, and (C) the government and any agency of the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof.

(3) The term "petroleum product" means crude oil, residual fuel oil, or any refined petroleum product (including any natural liquid and any natural gas liquid product).

(4) The term "State" means a State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or any territory or possession of the United States.

(5) The term "United States" when used in the geographical sense means all of the States and the Outer Continental Shelf.

(6) The term "Outer Continental Shelf" has the same meaning as such term has under section 2 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331).

(7) The term "international energy program" means the Agreement on an International Energy Program, signed by the United States on November 18, 1974, including (A) the annex entitled "Emergency Reserves", (B) any amendment to such Agreement which includes another nation as a party to such Agreement, and (C) any technical or clerical amendment to such Agreement.

(8) The term "severe energy supply interruption" means a national energy supply shortage which the President determines

(A) is, or is likely to be, of significant scope and duration, and of an emergency nature;

(B) may cause major adverse impact on national safety or the national economy; and

(C) results, or is likely to result, from an interruption in the supply of imported petroleum products, or from sabotage or an act of God.

(9) The term "antitrust laws" includes-

(A) the Act entitled "An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies", approved July 2, 1890 (15 U.S.C. 1, et seq.);

(B) the Act entitled "An Act to supplement existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, and for other purposes", approved October 15, 1914 (15 U.S.C. 12, et seq.);

(C) the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41, et seq.); (D) sections 73 and 74 of the Act entitled "An Act to reduce taxation, to provide revenue for the Government, and for other purposes", approved August 27, 1894 (15 U.S.C. 8 and 9); and

(E) the act of June 19, 1936, chapter 592 (15 U.S.C. 13, 13a, 13b, and 21A).

(10) The term "Federal land" means all lands owned or controlled by the United States, including the Outer Continental Shelf,

and any land in which the United States has reserved mineral interests, except lands

(A) held in trust for Indians or Alaska Natives,

(B) owned by Indians or Alaska Natives with Federal restrictions on the title,

(C) within any area of the National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Wilderness Preservation System, the National System of Trails, or the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, or

(D) within military reservations.

[42 U.S.C. 6202]




SEC. 101. [Amends section 2(f) of the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974.]


SEC. 102. (a) The Secretary may, in accordance with subsection (b) and rules prescribed under subsection (d), guarantee loans made to eligible persons described in subsection (c)(1) for the purpose of developing new underground coal mines.

(b)(1) A person may receive for a loan guarantee under subsection (a) only if the Secretary determines that

(A) such person is capable of successfully developing and operating the mine with respect to which the loan guarantee is sought;

(B) such person has provided adequate assurance that the mine will be constructed and operated in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act and that no final judgment holding such person liable for any fine or penalty under such Act is unsatisfied;

(C) there is a reasonable prospect of repayment of the guaranteed loan;

(D) such person has obtained a contract, of at least the duration of the period during which the loan is required to be repaid, for the sale or resale of coal to be produced from such mine to a person who the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency certifies will be able to burn such coal in compliance with all applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act, and of any applicable implementation plan (as defined in section 110 of such Act);

(E) the loan will be adequately secured;

(F) such person would be unable to obtain adequate financing without such guarantee;

(G) the guaranteeing of a loan to such person will enhance competition or encourage new market entry; and

(H) such person has adequate coal reserves to cover contractual commitments described in subparagraph (D).

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