In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary is authorized to assign to an existing office in the Department of Energy the responsibility of undertaking and carrying out the subprograms established under subsection (b). In addition, the Secretary shall prepare a detailed plan within one hundred eighty days of June 30, 1980, setting forth (1) the 3-year pilot program itself, and (2) any additional Federal actions needed to encourage and promote the adoption of programs for energy self-sufficiency.
42 U.S. Code § 7374. Energy self-sufficiency initiatives
(a) Establishment of 3-year pilot program
(b) Establishment of subprograms to pilot programs; scope of subprogramsAs a part of the pilot program, the Secretary shall establish such subprograms as the Secretary determines are necessary to achieve the purpose of this section, including subprograms—
to stimulate private industry participation in the realization of the objective stated in subsection (a); and
to stimulate the utilization of abandoned or underutilized industrial facilities for the generation of energy from any locally available renewable resource, such as municipal solid waste, agricultural waste, or forest products waste.
(c) Implementation of subprograms; preparation of plan of program and additional Federal actions
(d) Submission of plan and implementation report to Congress