15 U.S. Code § 779 - Coordination with, and technical assistance to, State governments
Coordination with, and technical assistance to, State governments
(a) Report to Congress and State governments: organization of Administration; report to the public, Congress and State governments; scope of nontechnical report; comments of State governments respecting rules, regulations, or policies and programs; energy shortages, status reports; information clearinghouseThe Administrator shall—
(1) coordinate Federal energy programs and policies with such programs and policies of State governments by providing—
within sixty days of the effective date of this chapter, the Congress and State governments with a report on the manner in which he has organized the Administration based upon the functions delegated by the President or assigned to the Administrator by this chapter or under the authority of other Acts; and
(B) within one hundred and twenty days of the effective date of this chapter, the public, State governments, and all Members of the Congress with a report in nontechnical language which—
describes the functions performed by the Administration;
delineates the role that State, and Federal governments will or may perform in achieving the purposes of this chapter; and
before promulgating any rules, regulations, or policies, and before establishing any programs under the authority of this chapter, provide, where practicable, a reasonable period in which State governments may provide written comments if such rules, regulations, policies, or programs substantially affect the authority or responsibility of such State governments;
provide, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, upon request, to State governments all relevant information he possesses concerning the status and impact of energy shortages, the extent and location of available supplies and shortages of crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, and coal, within the distribution area serving that particular State government; and
(b) Technical assistance; task forces; conferences: expenses of participation; model legislation; uniform criteria, procedures, and forms for grant or contract applications for State government energy proposalsPursuant to his responsibility under this section, the Administrator shall—
provide technical assistance—including advice and consultation relating to Stateprograms, and, where necessary, the use of task forces of public officials and private persons assigned to work with State governments—to assist State governments in dealing with energy problems and shortages and their impact and in the development of plans, programs, and policies to meet the problems and shortages so identified;
promote the promulgation of uniform criteria, procedures, and forms for grant or contract applications for energy proposals submitted by State governments.
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