42 U.S. Code § 6325 - General provisions
The Secretary may prescribe such rules as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out his authority under this part.
(b) Departmental consultation
(c) Annual report
The Secretary shall, as part of the report required under section 7267 of this title, report to the President and the Congress, and shall furnish copies of such report to the Governor of each State, on the operation of the program under this part. Such report shall include an estimate of the energy conservation achieved, the degree of State participation and achievement, a description of innovative conservation programs undertaken by individual States, and the recommendations of the Secretary, if any, for additional legislation.
(d) Duty of Federal Trade Commission to prevent unfair or deceptive practices or acts relating to implementation of energy measures
The Federal Trade Commission shall
(1) cooperate with and assist State agencies which have primary responsibilities for the protection of consumers in activities aimed at preventing unfair and deceptive acts or practices affecting commerce which relate to the implementation of measures likely to conserve, or improve efficiency in the use of, energy, including energy conservation measures and renewable-resource energy measures, and
(2) undertake its own program, pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission Act [15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.], to prevent unfair or deceptive acts or practices affecting commerce which relate to the implementation of any such measures.
(e) List of energy measures eligible for financial assistance; designation of types and requirements of energy audits
Within 90 days after August 14, 1976, the Secretary shall—
(1) develop, by rule after consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and publish a list of energy conservation measures and renewable-resource energy measures which are eligible (on a national or regional basis) for financial assistance pursuant to section 1701z–8 of title 12 or section 6881 of this title;
(f) Authorization of appropriations
For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $125,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2012.
(g) State Energy Advisory Board
(A) There is hereby established within the Department of Energy a State Energy Advisory Board (hereafter in this subsection referred to as the “Board”) which shall consist of at least 18 and not more than 21 members appointed by the Secretary as soon as practicable but no later than September 30, 1991. At least eight of the members of the Board shall be persons who serve as directors of the State agency, or a division of such agency, responsible for developing State energy conservation plans pursuant to section 6322 of this title. At least four members shall be directors of State or local low income weatherization assistance programs. Other members shall be appointed from persons who have experience in energy efficiency or renewable energy programs from the private sector, consumer interest groups, utilities, public utility commissions, educational institutions, financial institutions, local government energy programs, or research institutions. A majority of the members of the Board shall be State employees.
(2) The Board shall—
(A) make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy within the Department of Energy with respect to—
(i) the energy efficiency goals and objectives of the programs carried out under this part, part E of this subchapter, and under part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act [42 U.S.C. 6861 et seq.]; and
(B) serve as a liaison between the States and such Department on energy efficiency and renewable energy resource programs; and
(3) The Secretary shall designate one of the members of the Board to serve as its chairman and one to serve as its vice-chairman. The chairman and vice-chairman shall serve in those offices no longer than two years.
(4) The Secretary shall provide the Board with such reasonable services and facilities as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
(6) The Board may adopt administrative rules and procedures and may elect one of its members secretary of the Board.
(7) Consistent with Federal regulations, the Secretary shall reimburse members of the Board for expenses (including travel expenses) necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
(8) The Board shall meet at least twice a year and shall submit an annual report to the Secretary and the Congress on the activities carried out by the Board in the previous fiscal year, including an accounting of the expenses reimbursed under paragraph (7) with respect to the year for which the report is made and any recommendations it may have for administrative or legislative changes concerning the matters referred to in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (2).
Source(Pub. L. 94–163, title III, § 365,Dec. 22, 1975, 89 Stat. 935; Pub. L. 94–385, title IV, § 432(d),Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1162; Pub. L. 95–619, title VI, §§ 621, 691(b)(2),Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3283, 3288; Pub. L. 101–440, §§ 5, 8 (a),Oct. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 1009, 1015; Pub. L. 102–486, title I, § 141(a)(2),Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2841; Pub. L. 104–66, title I, § 1052(f),Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 718; Pub. L. 105–388, § 2(a),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3477; Pub. L. 109–58, title I, § 123(c),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 617; Pub. L. 110–140, title V, § 531,Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1665.)
References in Text
The Federal Trade Commission Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is act Sept. 26, 1914, ch. 311, 38 Stat. 717, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 41 et seq.) of chapter 2 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 58 of Title 15 and Tables.
The Energy Conservation and Production Act, referred to in subsec. (g)(2)(A)(i), is Pub. L. 94–385, Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1125, as amended. Part A of title IV of the Act is classified generally to part A (§ 6861 et seq.) of subchapter III of chapter 81 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6801 of this title and Tables.
2007—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 110–140substituted “$125,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2012” for “$100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006 and 2007 and $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2008”.
2005—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 109–58substituted “$100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006 and 2007 and $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2008” for “for fiscal years 1999 through 2003 such sums as may be necessary”.
1998—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 105–388amended subsec. (f) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (f) read as follows:
“(f)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), for the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, $35,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, and $45,000,000 for fiscal year 1993.
“(2) For the purposes of carrying out section 6323 (f) of this title, there is authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1994 and each fiscal year thereafter such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until expended.”
1995—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–66substituted “, as part of the report required under section 7267 of this title, report” for “report annually” in first sentence.
1992—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 102–486designated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted “Except as provided in paragraph (2), for the purpose” for “For the purpose”, and added par. (2).
1990—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 101–440, § 8(a), amended subsec. (f) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (f) read as follows: “There are authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the provisions of this part (other than section 6327 of this title) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1976, $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1977, $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1978, and $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1979.”
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101–440, § 5, added subsec. (g).
1978—Subsecs. (a) to (c), (e). Pub. L. 95–619, § 691(b)(2), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”, meaning Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, wherever appearing.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 95–619, § 621, authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1979.
1976—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–385, § 432(d)(1), (2), added subsec. (d). Former subsec. (d) redesignated (f).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94–385, § 432(d)(2), added subsec. (e).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94–385, § 432(d)(1), (3), redesignated former subsec. (d) as (f) and inserted “(other than section 6327 of this title)” after “part”.
Effective Date of 2007 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 110–140effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 ofPub. L. 110–140, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103–7 (in which the 16th item on page 87 identifies a reporting provision which, as subsequently amended, is contained in subsec. (c) of this section and in which the 14th item on page 91 identifies a reporting provision in subsec. (g)(8) of this section), see section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.