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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND
Public Law 94 385 94th Congress, H.R. 12169
August 14, 1976
To amend the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 to ex
tend the duration of authorities under such Act; to provide an incentive for domestic production ; to provide for electric utility rate design initiatives; to provide for energy conservation standards for new buildings; to provide for energy conservation assistance for existing buildings and industrial plants; and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Conservation
Energy tives of the United States of America in Congress as- and Production sembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Energy Con- 42 USC 6801 servation and Production Act".
TITLE I-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT
AMENDMENTS AND RELATED MATTERS
PART A-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT AMENDMENTS
to energy actions.
notice of waiver. Sec. 104. Guidelines for hardship and inequity and hearing at
appeals. Sec. 105. Requirements for hearing in the geographic area af
fected by rules and regulations of the Administrator. Sec. 106. Limitation on the Administrator's authority with re
spect to enforcement of rules and regulations. Sec. 107. Maintaining accounts or records for compliance pur
poses; and alleviation of small business reporting
PART OFFICE OF ENERGY INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS
Sec. 141. Findings and purpose.
"PART B-OFFICE OF ENERGY INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS
“Sec. 51. Establishment of Office Energy Information and Analysis. "Sec. 52. National Energy Information System. “Sec. 53. Administrative provisions. "Sec. 54. Analytical capability. "Sec. 55. Professional audit review of performance of Office. “Sec. 56. Coordination of energy information activities. “Sec. 57. Reports. “Sec. 58. Energy information in possession of other Federal agencies,
"Sec. 59. Congressional access to information in possession of the Office.". Sec. 143. Effective date.
PART D-AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ENERGY-RELATED LAW
Sec. 161. Appliance program.
TITLE II—ELECTRIC UTILITIES RATE DESIGN INITIATIVES
TITLE III-ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR NEW
Sec. 301. Short title.
for buildings. TITLE IV-ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE
ASSISTANCE FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS
Sec. 401. Short title.
PART A-WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS
Sec. 411. Findings and purpose.
Sec. 417. Administrative provisions.
PART B-STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANS
Sec. 431. Definitions.
PART C-NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE DEMONSTRA
TION PROGRAM FOR EXISTING DWELLING UNITS
Sec. 441. Energy conservation and renewable-resource demonstration.
PART D-ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE OBLIGATION
Sec. 451. Program.
PART E-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 461. Exchange of information.
TITLE I-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRA- Federal Energy
Administration TION ACT AMENDMENTS AND RELATED Act AmendMATTERS
ments of 1976.
PART A-FEDERAL ENERGY ADMINISTRATION ACT
Sec. 101. This title may be cited as the “Federal Energy 15 USC 761 Administration Act Amendments of 1976".
LIMITATION ON DISCRETION OF ADMINISTRATOR WITH
RESPECT TO ENERGY ACTIONS
Sec. 102. [Amends section 5 of the Federal Energy Ad- 15 USC 764. ministration Act of 1974, which appears in this compilation, by adding a new subsection (c).]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY COMMENT PERIOD
AND NOTICE OF WAIVER Sec. 103. (Amends section 7(c) (1) and (2) of the Fed- 15. USC 766.
Rules and eral Energy Administration Act of 1974 which appears regulations. in this compilation.]
GUIDELINES FOR HARDSHIP AND INEQUITY AND HEARING
15 USC 766.
Sec. 104. [Amends section 7(i) (1) (D) of the Federal Rules. Energy Administration Act of 1974 which appears in this compilation.]
REQUIREMENTS FOR HEARING IN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA
AFFECTED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
15 USC 766.
Sec. 105. [Amends section 7(i) (1) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in this compilation, by adding a new subparagraph (F).]
LIMITATION ON THE ADMINISTRATOR'S AUTHORITY WITH
15 USC 766.
SEC. 106. [Amends section 7 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in this compilation, by adding a new subsection (k).]
MAINTAINING ACCOUNTS OR RECORDS FOR COMPLIANCE PUR
POSES; AND ALLEVIATION OF SMALL BUSINESS REPORTING
15 USC 772.
Sec. 107. [Amends section 13 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in this compilation, by adding new subsections (g) and (h).]
PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO FILE INFORMATION
SEC. 108. [Amends section 13 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, which appears in this compilation, by adding a new subsection (i).]
15 USC 774.
Sec. 109. (a) Section 15 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 is amended
(1) by striking out subsection (a) thereof; and
(2) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) as subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d), re
spectively. (b) Section 15(b) of such Act (as redesignated by subsection (a) of this section) is amended
(1) by striking out "and" in paragraph (4) after "period;";
(2) in paragraph (5) by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu thereof; and";
(3) by inserting at the end of such subsection the following:
"(6) an analysis of the energy needs of the United States and the methods by which such needs can be met, including both tax and nontax proposals and
energy conservation strategies. In the first annual report submitted after the date of enactment of the Energy Conservation and Production Act, the Administrator shall include in such report with respect to the analysis referred to in paragraph (6) a spe