42 U.S. Code § 16163 - Miscellaneous provisions
(a) RepresentationThe Secretary may represent the United States interests with respect to activities and programs under this subchapter, in coordination with the Department of Transportation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other relevant Federal agencies, before governments and nongovernmental organizations including—
industry and its representatives, including members of the energy and transportation industries; and
(b) Regulatory authority
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to alter the regulatory authority of the Department.