42 U.S. Code § 8501 - Congressional findings and purposes
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Congressional findings and purposes
(a) FindingsThe Congress finds that—
serious disruptions have recently occurred in the gasoline and diesel fuel markets of the United States;
an urgent need exists to provide for emergency conservation and other measures with respect to gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, and other energy sources in potentially short supply in order to cope with market disruptions and protect interstate commerce; and
up-to-date and reliable information concerning the supply and demand of gasoline, diesel fuel, and other related data is not available to the President, the Congress, or the public.
(b) PurposesThe purposes of this chapter are to—
establish other emergency measures to alleviate disruptions in gasoline and diesel fuel markets;
“The Congress finds that—
a standby rationing plan for gasoline and diesel fuel should provide, to the maximum extent practicable, that the burden of reduced supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel be shared by all persons in a fair and equitable manner and that the economic and social impacts of such plan be minimized; and
such a plan should be sufficiently flexible to respond to changed conditions and sufficiently simple to be effectively administered and enforced.”
Funding for Fiscal Years 1979 and 1980
“For purposes of any law relating to appropriations or authorizations for appropriations as such law relates to the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, or the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, the provisions of this Act (including amendments made by this Act) [see Short Title note above] shall be treated as if it were a contingency plan under section 202 or 203 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act [former sections 6262 and 6263 of this title] which was approved in accordance with the procedures under that Act [see Short Title note set out under section 6201 of this title] or as otherwise provided by law, and funds made available pursuant to such appropriations shall be available to carry out the provisions of this Act and the amendments made by this Act.”
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