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SEC. 567. SYSTEM EVALUATION AND PURCHASE PROGRAM.
(a) PROGRAM.--The Secretary shall establish, within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this part, a photovoltaic systems evaluation and purchase program to provide such systems as are required by the Federal agencies to carry out this part. In acquiring photovoltaic solar electric systems under this part, the Secretary (or other Federal agency acting under delegation from the Secretary) shall insure that such systems reflect to the maximum extent practicable the most advanced and reliable technologies and shall schedule purchases in a manner which will stimulate the early development of a permanent low-cost private photovoltaic production capability in the United States, and to stimulate the private sector market for photovoltaic power systems. The Secretary and other Federal agencies acting under delegation from the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriated funds, procure not more than 30 megawatts of photovoltaic solar electric systems during fiscal years ending September 30, 1979, September 30, 1980, and September 30, 1981.
(b) OTHER PROCUREMENT.-Nothing in this part shall preclude any Federal agency from directly procuring a photovoltaic solar electric system (in lieu of obtaining one under the program under subsection (a)), except that any such Federal agency shall consult with the Secretary before procuring such a system.
[42 U.S.C. 8276]
SEC. 568. ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is hereby established an advisory committee to assist the Secretary in the establishment and conduct of the programs established under this part.
(b) MEMBERSHIP.-Such committee shall be composed of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the Postmaster General, and such other persons as the Secretary deems necessary. The Secretary shall appoint such other nongovernmental persons to the extent necessary to assure that the membership of the committee will be fairly balanced in terms of the point of view represented and the functions to be performed by the committee.
(c) TERMINATION.-The advisory committee shall terminate October 1, 1981.
[42 U.S.C. 8277]
SEC. 569. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
For the purposes of this part, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary not to exceed $98,000,000, for the period beginning October 1, 1978, and ending September 30, 1981.
[42 U.S.C. 8278]
TITLE VI—ADDITIONAL ENERGY-RELATED
PART 1-INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORTING
SEC. 601. INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORTING.
(a) IDENTIFICATION OF MAJOR ENERGY CONSUMERS.-Section 373 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6343) is amended
(1) in the first sentence by inserting "(a)" before "Within"; (2) by striking out the second sentence thereof; and
(3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:
"(b) Within 90 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall identify each corporation which consumes at least one trillion British thermal units of energy per year and which is within a major energy-consuming industry identified under subsection (a).".
(b) REPORTS.-[Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act which appears in this compilation, by adding a new section 375.]
PART 2—STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
SEC. 621. STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS.
[Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6325(d)).]
SEC. 622. SUPPLEMENTAL STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS.
[Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.]
SEC. 623. REPORT ON COORDINATION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS.
Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary of Energy shall submit to the Congress a report on the coordination of Federal energy conservation programs involving State and local government.
[42 U.S.C. 6321 note]
PART 3-MINORITY ECONOMIC IMPACT
SEC. 641. MINORITY ECONOMIC IMPACT.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC IMPACT.[Amends title II of the Department of Energy Organization Act which appears in this compilation, by adding a new section 211.] PART 4-CONSERVATION OF NATIONAL COAL RESOURCES SEC. 661. MAJOR FUEL BURNING STATIONARY SOURCE. [Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.]
SEC. 681. OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLES.
[Amends title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.]
SEC. 682. BICYCLE STUDY.
(a) FINDINGS.-The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation, represent a viable commuting alternative to many people, offer mobility at speeds as fast as that of cars in urban areas, provide health benefit through daily exercise, reduce noise and air pollution, are relatively inexpensive, and deserve consideration in a comprehensive national energy plan.
(b) STUDY.-Not more than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall complete a study of the energy conservation of potential bicycle transportation, determine institutional, legal, physical, and personal obstacles to increased bicycle use, establish a target for bicycle use in commuting, and develop a comprehensive program to meet these goals. In developing the program, consideration should be given to educational programs, Federal demonstrations, planning grants, and construction grants. The Secretary of Transportation shall submit a report to the President and to the Congress containing the results of such a study.
[23 U.S.C. 217 note]
SEC. 683. SECOND LAW EFFICIENCY STUDY.
(a) STUDY.—(1) The Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Director of the National Bureau of Standards and such other agencies as he deems necessary, shall conduct a study of the relevance to energy conservation programs of the use of the concept of energy efficiency as being the ratio of the minimum available work necessary for accomplishing a given task to the available work in the actual fuel used to accomplish that task.
(b) REPORT.-A report on the study under subsection (a) shall be submitted to the Congress within 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act. The programs to be covered by such study include
(1) energy conservation programs authorized in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, the Energy Conservation and Production Act, and this Act;
(2) appropriate Federal programs in energy research, development, and demonstration.
(c) CONTRACT PROCEDURE.-Any contract in connection with the study or report under this section shall be made by advertising and shall be in accordance with procedures established under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act.
[42 U.S.C. 6345 note]
PART 6-TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
SEC. 691. DEFINITION OF ADMINISTRATOR.
[Amends section 3 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6202(1)).]
TITLE VII-ENERGY CONSERVATION FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS
PART 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 710. DEFINITIONS.
(a) APPLICABILITY OF TITLE II DEFINITIONS.-The definitions in section 210 are applicable to this title, except as otherwise provided in this section.
(b) ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS.-As used in this title
(1) The term "building heating supplier" means any person engaged in the business of selling No. 2, No. 4, or No. 6 heating oil, kerosene, or propane to eligible customers.
(2) The term "commercial building" means a building
(A) which was completed on or before the date of enactment of this title,
(B) which is used primarily for carrying out a business (including a nonprofit business) or for carrying out the activities or administration of a State or local government,
(C) which is not used primarily for the manufacture or production of products, raw materials, or agricultural commodities, and
(D) for which the average monthly use of energy for the calendar year 1980 is less than 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity or 1,000 therms of natural gas or the Btu equivalent thereof of any other fuel;
except that such term does not include a Federal building as defined in section 521(2).
(3) The term "multifamily dwelling" means a building which is used for residential occupancy, was completed on or before the date of enactment of this title, and contains five or more dwelling units and a central heating or central cooling system.
(4) The term "energy efficient improvements" means any change in the operation or maintenance of a commercial building or multifamily dwelling, which change is designed primarily to reduce energy consumption in such building or dwelling and which has been identified by the Secretary in the rules promulgated under section 712(a) or approved by the Secretary for consideration in the energy audits offered to eligible customers under section 731, 732, or 741.
(5) The term "commercial energy conservation measure" means an installation or modification of an installation which is primarily designed to reduce the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, or electrical power in a multifamily dwelling or commercial building, including
(A) caulking and weatherstripping;
(B) the insulation of the building or dwelling structure and systems within the building or dwelling;
(C) storm windows and doors, multiglazed windows and doors, heat absorbing or heat reflecting window and door systems, glazing, reductions in glass area, and other window and door system modifications;
(D) automatic energy control systems;
(E) equipment associated with automatic energy control systems, which is required to operate variable steam, hydraulic, or ventilating systems;
(F) furnace, or utility plant and distribution system, modifications, including
(i) replacement burners, furnaces, boilers, or any combination thereof, which (as determined y the Secretary) substantially increases the energy efficiency of the heating system,
(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;
(G) replacement or modification of a lighting system which increases the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of the building or dwelling (unless such increase in illumination is necessary to conform to any applicable State or local building code or the increase is considered appropriate by the Secretary);
(H) energy recovery systems;
(I) cogeneration systems which produce electricity, as well as steam or other forms of thermal or mechanical energy, and which meet such fuel efficiency requirements as the Secretary may, by rule, prescribe;
(J) a solar energy system, as defined in section 504(8) of the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank Act; and (K) such other measures as the Secretary identifies, by rule, for purposes of this title.
(6) The term "eligible customer" means—
(A) with respect to a public utility, the owner or tenant of a commercial building or the owner of a multifamily dwelling to whom that public utility sells natural gas or electricity for use in such building or dwelling, or
(B) with respect to a building heating supplier, the owner or tenant of a commercial building or the owner of a multifamily dwelling to whom that building heating supplier sells No. 2, No. 4, or No. 6 heating oil, kerosene, or propane for use in such building or dwelling.
(7) The term "energy audit" means an onsite inspection of a commercial building or a multifamily dwelling which determines and informs the eligible customer of at least
(A) the type, quantity, and rate of energy consumption of such building or dwelling;
(B) energy efficient improvements appropriate to such building or dwelling; and
(C) the need, if any, for the purchase and installation of commercial energy conservation measures in such building or dwelling.
The Secretary, after consulting with appropriate State officials, may establish criteria for such audits on a regional basis to account for regional variations in energy use.