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(8) The term "utility program" means a program meeting the requirements of section 731.
(9) The term "building heating supplier program" means a program meeting the requirements of section 732.
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SEC. 711. COVERAGE.
This title shall apply to any public utility for which coverage is provided under section 211.
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SEC. 712. RULES OF SECRETARY FOR SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF PLANS.
(a) PROMULGATION OF RULES BY THE SECRETARY.-The Secretary shall, not later than 120 days after enactment of this title and after consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the heads of such other agencies as the Secretary deems appropriate, publish proposed rules on the content and implementation of State energy conservation plans for commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings which meet the requirements of this title. After publication of such proposed rules, the Secretary shall afford interested persons (including Federal and State agencies) an opportunity to present oral and written comments on such proposed rules. Rules prescribing the content and implementation of State energy conservation plans for commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings shall be published not earlier than forty-five days after publication of the proposed rules.
(b) ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES AND CATEGORIES.-The rules promulgated under subsection (a) may identify energy efficient improvements in different types of commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings by climatic region and by categories determined by the Secretary on the basis of type of construction and any other factors which the Secretary deems appropriate. Such improvements shall be considered in the energy audits offered to eligible customers under sections 731, 732, and 741.
(c) COORDINATION.-The rules promulgated under subsection (a) shall, to the extent practicable, coordinate the requirements of this title with the provisions of section 367(b)(1) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and with the utility program established under title II, part 1 of this Act. Such rules shall not have the effect of delaying the submission, approval, or implementation of residential energy conservation plans under title II, part 1 of this Act.
(d) OTHER RULES.-The Secretary may prescribe any other rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this title.
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PART 2-ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
SEC. 721. PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS.
(a) SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF STATE PLANS.-Not later than 180 days after the promulgation of rules under section 712(a), the
Governor of each State (or any State agency specifically authorized to do so under State law) may submit to the Secretary a proposed energy conservation plan for commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings which meets the requirements of the rules promulgated under section 712. Within such 180-day period, each nonregulated utility shall submit a proposed plan, which meets the requirements of the rules promulgated under section 712, to the Secretary unless a plan submitted under the preceding sentence for the State in which the nonregulated utility provides utility service applies to nonregulated utilities as provided in subsection (b). The Secretary may, upon request of the Governor or State agency or nonregulated utility, extend for good cause shown, the time period for submission of a plan. Each plan submitted in accordance with this subsection shall be reviewed and approved or disapproved in accordance with the procedures of subparagraphs (B) and (C) of section 212(c)(1).
(b) NONREGULATED UTILITIES.-Any plan submitted by a Governor or State agency under subsection (a) may, in the discretion of the Governor if he notifies the Secretary within 30 days after promulgation of rules under section 712(a), apply to nonregulated utilities providing utility service in the State in the same manner as to regulated utilities. In any such case, reference elsewhere in this title to regulated utilities (including references to utilities with respect to which a State regulatory authority exercises ratemaking authority) shall, with respect to such State, be treated as references also to nonregulated utilities and references elsewhere in this title to nonregulated utilities shall not apply. For purposes of this subsection, the term "nonregulated utility" shall not include any public utility which is a Federal agency.
(c) PLAN FOR BUILDING HEATING SUPPLIERS.—A plan applicable to building heating suppliers may be submitted by the Governor in his discretion.
(d) TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY.-In the case of the Tennessee Valley Authority or any public utility with respect to which the Tennessee Valley Authority has ratemaking authority, the authority otherwise vested in the Governor or State agency under this section shall be vested in the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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SEC. 722. REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PLANS FOR REGULATED UTILITIES. No proposed energy conservation plan for commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings submitted for regulated utilities shall be approved by the Secretary unless such plan
(1) requires each regulated utility to implement a program which meets the requirements of section 731 and such other requirements as may be contained in the rules promulgated by the Secretary under section 712, except that no such program may be required to apply to all of the multifamily dwellings and commercial buildings located within such utility's service area if, within 6 months from the date on which the Secretary's rules are promulgated with respect to such program, the State regulatory authority which exercises ratemaking authority over such utility determines that the inclusion of such additional buildings or dwellings would significantly impair such utility's ability
(A) to fulfill the requirements of section 215, or
(2) provides adequate State procedures for implementing the enforcement of the plan;
(3) provides procedures for insuring that effective coordination exists among various local, State, and Federal energy conserving programs within and affecting such State; and
(4) is adopted after notice and public hearing.
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SEC. 723. PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR NONREGULATED UTILITIES AND BUILDING HEATING SUPPLIERS.
(a) REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANS FOR NONREGULATED UTILITIES.-No plan proposed by a nonregulated utility shall be approved by the Secretary unless such plan meets the same requirements as provided under section 722 for regulated utilities. In applying the requirements of section 722 in the case of a plan for a nonregulated utility under this section, any reference to a regulated utility shall be treated as a reference to a nonregulated utility and the reference to the State regulatory authority shall be treated as a reference to the Governor.
(b) REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANS FOR BUILDING HEATING SUPPLIERS.-No plan proposed for building heating suppliers shall be approved by the Secretary unless such plan meets the same requirements as provided under paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 722 and
(1) meets the requirements of section 732 and contains adequate enforcement procedures with respect to such requirements;
(2) meets such requirements applicable to building heating suppliers as may be contained in the rules promulgated under section 712; and
(3) takes into account the resources of small building heating suppliers.
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PART 3-UTILITY PROGRAMS
SEC. 731. UTILITY PROGRAMS.
(a) GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.-Each utility program shall include procedures designed to provide that each public utility
(1) offers to each eligible customer, no later than 12 months after the approval of the applicable plan and every 24 months thereafter until 1990, an energy audit of the eligible customer's commercial building or multifamily dwelling;
(2) conditions the availability of an energy audit in the case of a multifamily dwelling upon the agreement by the eligible customer to provide to the tenants of the customer's multifamily dwelling the information developed by such audit concerning energy efficient improvements and commercial energy conservation measures applicable to the individual dwelling units in such dwelling;
(3) maintains a report of each audit performed pursuant to this subsection with respect to a commercial building or multi
family dwelling for not less than 10 years, which report shall be available to any subsequent eligible customer of such commercial building or multifamily dwelling; and
(4) shall not be required to conduct an energy audit of a commercial building or multifamily dwelling which has been audited previously pursuant to this title or title III;
except that any public utility may contract with one or more persons, including another utility, to carry out directly some or all of the responsibilities required by this subsection.
(b) REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING ACCOUNTING AND PAYMENT OF COSTS.-Each State regulatory authority or nonregulated utility shall, within 180 days after promulgation of rules under section 712(a), or such longer period as the Secretary for good cause may allow, provide
(1) that all amounts expended or received by the utility which are attributable to the utility program (including any penalties paid by such utility under section 741) are accounted for on the books and records of the public utility separately from amounts attributable to all other activities of such utility;
(2) that all amounts expended by a utility for providing information concerning the availability of the energy audit offered pursuant to subsection (a)(1) are to be treated for such purposes as a current expense of providing utility service and charged to all ratepayers of such utility in the same manner as current operating expenses of providing such utility service; and
(3) that all other amounts expended by a public utility to carry out the provisions of this title, are recovered in the manner specified by the State regulatory authority which has ratemaking authority over such utility (or in the case of a nonregulated utility in the manner specified by such nonregulated utility); except that, in the case of a multifamily dwelling, the amount which may be recovered directly from an eligible customer for whom the activities described in subsection (a) are performed shall not exceed a total of $15 per dwelling unit or the actual cost of such activities, whichever is less; in determining the amount to be recovered directly from customers as provided under this paragraph, the State regulatory authority (in the case of a regulated utility) or the utility (in the case of a nonregulated utility) shall take into consideration, to the extent practicable, the customers' ability to pay and the likely levels of participation in the utility program which will result from such recovery.
(c) RATEPAYER.-For purposes of subsection (b), the term "ratepayer" means any person, State agency, or Federal agency who purchases electric energy or natural gas from a utility for purposes other than for resale.
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SEC. 732. BUILDING HEATING SUPPLIER PROGRAM.
(a) REQUIREMENTS.-Except as may be provided by the Secretary, the procedures for each building heating supplier program shall be identical to the procedures required for utilities in section 731(a).
(b) WAIVER.-The Governor may waive, for any building heating supplier, any requirement established pursuant to this section, upon demonstration to the Governor's satisfaction that the resources of such supplier do not enable the supplier to comply with such requirement.
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PART 4-FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION
SEC. 741. FEDERAL STANDBY AUTHORITY.
(a) PROMULGATION OF PLAN BY THE SECRETARY.—If a State does not have a plan approved under section 721 within 270 days after promulgation of rules under section 712(a), or within such additional period as the Secretary may allow pursuant to section 721(a), or if the Secretary determines after notice and opportunity for a public hearing that an approved plan is not being adequately implemented in such State, the Secretary shall—
(1) promulgate a plan which meets the requirements of section 722; and
(2) under such plan, by order, require each regulated utility in the State to offer, no later than 90 days following the date of issuance of such order, to its eligible customers a utility program prescribed in such order which meets the requirements specified in section 731.
(b) NONREGULATED UTILITIES.-If a nonregulated utility which is not covered by an approved State plan under section 721 does not have a plan approved under such section within 270 days after promulgation of rules under section 712(a) or within such additional period as the Secretary may allow pursuant to section 721(a), or if the Secretary determines that such nonregulated utility has not adequately implemented an approved plan, the Secretary shall, by order, require such nonregulated utility
(1) to promulgate a plan which meets the requirements of section 723 and which applies to the commercial buildings and multifamily dwellings which would have been covered had such a plan been so approved or implemented; and
(2) no later than 90 days following the date of issuance of such order, to offer to its customers a utility program prescribed in such plan which meets the requirements specified in section 731.
(c) ENFORCEMENT.-If the Secretary determines that any person has violated any provision of this title, any plan approved or promulgated under this title, or any order issued pursuant thereto, the Secretary may file a petition in the appropriate United States district court to enjoin such person from violating such provision, plan, or order. The provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of section 219 shall apply to any violation of any order or plan promulgated by the Secretary under authority of subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
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