(1)shall restrict any agency of the United States or any State from exercising its powers under any law to prevent unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices;
(2)shall provide to any person any immunity from civil or criminal liability;
(3)shall create any defenses to actions brought under the antitrust laws; or
(4)shall modify or abridge any private right of action under the antitrust laws.
(b) Utility programs under part A
Any public utility entering into a contract under a plan for the establishment of a prototype residential energy efficiency program approved under section
8235a(a) of this title shall not be required to carry out, with respect to any residential building located in the portion of the utility’s service area designated in the contract, the actions required to be contained in such utility’s program by subsections (a) and (b) ofsection
8216 of this title, if the contract requires such actions (or equivalent actions as determined by the Secretary) to be taken.
(c) “Antitrust laws” defined
For purposes of this section, the term “antitrust laws” means—
(3)the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.);
(4)sections 73 and 74 of the Wilson Tariff Act (15 U.S.C. 8 and 9); and
(5)sections 2, 3, and 4 of the Act entitled “An Act to amend section 2 of the Act entitled ‘An Act to supplement existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, and for other purposes’, approved October 15, 1914, as amended (U.S.C., title
13), and for other purposes” approved June 19, 1936 (15 U.S.C. 21a, 13a, and 13b, commonly known as the Robinson-Patman Antidiscrimination Act).
8216 of this title, referred to in subsec. (b), was omitted from the Code pursuant to section
8229 of this title, which terminated authority under that section June 30, 1989.
The Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is act July 2, 1890, ch. 647, 26 Stat. 209, as amended, which is classified to sections
7 of Title
15, Commerce and Trade. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1 of Title
15 and Tables.
The Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 12 et seq.), referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is act Oct. 15, 1914, ch. 323, 38 Stat. 730, as amended, which is classified generally to sections
27 of Title
15, and sections
53 of Title
29, Labor. For further details and complete classification of this Act to the Code, see References in Text note set out under section
12 of Title
15 and Tables.
The Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.), referred to in subsec. (c)(3), 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. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section
58 of Title
15 and Tables.
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