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nology information disseminated by or through Federal programs in a given area are consistent and are fully coordinated in order to minimize duplication of effort and to maximize public confidence in the credibility of Federal or federally assisted programs. It shall be the responsibility of the Director to promote the coordination of programs under this title with other public or private programs or projects of a similar nature.
(c) Federal agencies described in subsection (b) shall cooperate with the Director in disseminating information with respect to the availability of assistance under this title, and in promoting the identification and interests of individuals, groups, or business and commercial establishments eligible for assistance through programs funded under this title.
(d) At such time as the Energy Resources Council is terminated, pursuant to section 108 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5818), there shall be established an Interagency Advisory Group, consisting of the Director (as Chairman) and the heads of the Federal agencies described in subsection (b) or their delegates, to assist the Director in carrying out his responsibilities under this section and to provide a mechanism for use by the Director and the heads of such agencies in the performance of their functions under subsections (b) and (c).
[42 U.S.C 7006]
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND PROGRAM
SEC. 508. (a) The Administrator is authorized and directed to prepare a comprehensive program and plan for Federal energy education, extension, and information activities authorized by this title and any other law. In the preparation of the program and plan, the Administrator shall utilize and consult with the head of each agency referred to in this title and any other Federal agency with an energy education, extension, or information program. Preparation of such program and plan shall not delay in any way the procedures specified in sections 505 and 506 or the implementation otherwise of this title. Rather, the program and plan should reflect the activities mandated by this title and serve as a mechanism for Federal Government-wide coordination and management of those activities with the activities of other Federal agencies under other law.
(b) The comprehensive program and plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:
(1) specific delineation of responsibility of each participating Federal agency in the conduct of this title;
(2) mechanisms established to coordinate the activities under this title, pursuant to section 507 (b), (c), and (d);
(3) a detailed summary of all related Federal programs under other law, including program descriptions, types of delivery mechanisms, budget, and objectives;
(4) procedures for defining and measuring the effectiveness, in terms of increased energy efficiency, fuel savings, adoption of new energy technologies, and other appropriate criteria, of the activities under this title and related activities under other law;
(5) an assessment of other existing Federal assistance and incentives, other than public education, extension, and outreach programs, and their relation to such programs, in achieving the objectives of this title;
(6) procedures pursuant to section 504(d) to minimize conflict with existing services in the private sector of the economy which are similar to those under this title and other law; and
(7) a comprehensive and integrated plan for the resulting Federal program, taking into account paragraphs (1) through (6).
(c) The Administrator shall transmit the comprehensive program and plan to the President and to each House of Congress within one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of this Act. Thereafter, the Administrator shall revise the program and plan on an annual basis and submit the revisions as part of the annual fiscal year budget submission and the report required by section 15 of the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974.
[42 U.S.C. 7007]
SEC. 509. (a) There is hereby established a National Energy Extension Service Advisory Board (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Board"), which shall consist of not less than fifteen nor more than twenty members appointed by the Administrator from among persons representative of State, county, and local governments, State universities, community colleges, community service action agencies, consumers, small business, and agriculture. The Administrator shall designate one of the members of the Board to serve as its chairman, and shall provide the Board with such services and facilities as may be necessary for the performance of its functions. The Administrator shall reimburse members of the Board for the full amount of any expenses (including travel expenses) necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their
duties as such.
(b) The Board shall carry on a continuing review of the operation of the comprehensive program developed under section 504 and the various State plans approved under sections 505 and 506, for the purpose of evaluating their effectiveness in achieving the objectives of this title and determining how their operation might be improved in furtherance of such objectives.
(c) The Board shall report at least annually to the Administrator, the Director, and the Congress on the status of the program under this title, including any recommendations it may have for administrative or legislative changes to improve its operation.
[42 U.S.C. 7008]
SEC. 510. (a) Section 103 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5801), is amended by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (11) as paragraphs (8) through (12) respectively, and inserting immediately after paragraph (6) the following new paragraph:
“(7) establishing, in accordance with the National Energy Extension Service Act, an Energy Extension Service to provide technical assistance, instruction, and practical demonstrations on energy conservation measures and alternative energy systems to individuals, businesses, and State and local government officials;".
(b) Section 108(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5818(b)) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (2), by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof “; and", and by adding after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph:
"(4) insure that Federal agencies fully discharge their responsibilities under sections 507 and 508 of the National Energy Extension Service Act for coordination and planning of their related activities under such Act and any other law, including but not limited to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.".
(c) Section 108 of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:
"(e) There is hereby established an Energy Conservation Subcommittee within the Council, which shall be chaired by the Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration, to discharge the responsibilities specified in subsection (b)(4) of this section and other related functions associated with the coordination and management of Federal efforts in the areas of energy conservation research, development and demonstration.".
SEC. 511. Each State or other entity within a State receiving Federal funds under this title shall make and retain such records as the Administrator shall require, including records which fully disclose the amount and disposition of such funds; the total cost of the facilities for which such funds were given or used; the source and amount of any funds not supplied by the Administrator; and any data and information which the Administrator determines are necessary to protect the interests of the United States and to facilitate an effective financial audit and performance evaluation. Such recordkeeping shall be in accordance with Federal Management Circular, 74-7 (34 CFR part 256) and any modification thereto. The Administrator, or any of his duly authorized representatives, shall have access until the expiration of three years after the completion of the facilities or activities involved, to any books, documents, papers, and records or receipts which the Administrator deems to be related or pertinent, directly or indirectly, to any such Federal funds.
[42 U.S.C. 7009]
SEC. 512. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Director to carry out this title such sums as may be included in the annual authorization, for the fiscal year 1977 (as provided in section 101(7)(G) of title I of this Act), for the nonnuclear programs of the Energy Research and Development Administration.
(b) To the extent provided in the Act making the appropriation involved, any portion of the amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) for any fiscal year may be transferred by the Director, with the approval of the Administrator, to the head of any other Federal agency for payment to or expenditure within one or more States under sections 505 and 506 upon a determination by the Director that the existence of regular payment channels or administrative relationships between that agency and the State involved (or entities within such State) makes such transfer and such payment or expenditure administratively more efficient or effective or otherwise promotes the achievement of the objectives of this title; but no transfer of funds under this subsection shall result in any loss by the Director of any authority over program direction or control which is vested in him by this title.
(c)(1) The total amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) for the initial implementation of the energy extension service (other than the portion thereof needed for administrative expenses and special State projects) shall be allocated among the participating States according to the amounts needed to implement their proposed initial programs.
(2) The total amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) for any fiscal year (other than the portion thereof needed for administrative expenses and special State projects) shall be allocated among the States in accordance with the following formula:
(i) one-half shall be divided equally among all the States; and (ii) one-half shall be divided among the States in proportion to their respective populations, with each State being entitled to a sum that bears the same ratio to one-half of such total amount as such State's population (determined on the basis of the most recent decennial census) bears to the total population of all the States (as so determined).
(3) During the fiscal year in which this title becomes effective, the Director shall provide funds in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection for the implementation of the energy extension service activities in the maximum number of States determined by the Director to be feasible with the total amount appropriated pursuant to subsection (a): Provided, That in no case shall such number be less than ten States.
[42 U.S.C. 7010]
SEC. 513. As used in this title, the term
(1) "energy conservation" means energy conservation, efficient energy use and the utilization of renewable energy resources; and
(2) "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.
[42 U.S.C. 7011]