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Source: Energy Policy Act of 1992 Amendments

 

SEC. 123: ENERGY CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN LAMPS AND PLUMBING PRODUCTS.

 

The term `fluorescent lamp’ means a low pressure mercury electric-discharge source in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light, including only the following:

 

`(i) Any straight-shaped lamp (commonly referred to as 4-foot medium bi-pin lamps) with

medium bi-pin bases of nominal overall length of 48 inches and rated wattage of 28 or more.

 

`(ii) Any U-shaped lamp (commonly referred to as 2-foot U-shaped lamps) with medium bipin

bases of nominal overall length between 22 and 25 inches and rated wattage of 28 or

more.

 

`(iii) Any rapid start lamp (commonly referred to as 8-foot high output lamps) with recessed

double contact bases of nominal overall length of 96 inches and 0.800 nominal amperes, as

defined in ANSI C78.1-1978 and related supplements.

`(iv) Any instant start lamp (commonly referred to as 8-foot slimline lamps) with single pin

bases of nominal overall length of 96 inches and rated wattage of 52 or more, as defined in

ANSI C78.3-1978 (R1984) and related supplement ANSI C78.3a-1985.

`(B) The term `general service fluorescent lamp’ means fluorescent lamps which can be used to

satisfy the majority of fluorescent applications, but does not include any lamp designed and

marketed for the following nongeneral lighting applications:

 

`(i) Fluorescent lamps designed to promote plant growth.

`(ii) Fluorescent lamps specifically designed for cold temperature installations.

`(iii) Colored fluorescent lamps.

`(iv) Impact-resistant fluorescent lamps.

`(v) Reflectorized or aperture lamps.

`(vi) Fluorescent lamps designed for use in reprographic equipment.

`(vii) Lamps primarily designed to produce radiation in the ultra-violet region of the

spectrum.

`(viii) Lamps with a color rendering index of 82 or greater.

 

`(J) The term `color rendering index’ or `CRI’ means the measure of the degree of color shift

objects undergo when illuminated by a light source as compared with the color of those same

objects when illuminated by a reference source of comparable color temperature.

`(K) The term `correlated color temperature’ means the absolute temperature of a blackbody whose chromaticity most nearly resembles that of the light source.

`(L) The term `IES’ means the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

`(M) The term `lamp efficacy’ means the lumen output of a lamp divided by its wattage, expressed in lumens per watt (LPW).

`(N) The term `lamp type’ means all lamps designated as having the same electrical and lighting

characteristics and made by one manufacturer.

`(O) The term `lamp wattage’ means the total electrical power consumed by a lamp in watts, after

the initial seasoning period referenced in the appropriate IES standard test procedure and

including, for fluorescent, arc watts plus cathode watts.

`(P) The terms `life’ and `lifetime’ mean length of operating time of a statistically large group of

lamps between first use and failure of 50 percent of the group in accordance with test procedures

described in the IES Lighting Handbook-Reference Volume.

`(Q) The term `lumen output’ means total luminous flux (power) of a lamp in lumens, as measured in accordance with applicable IES standards as determined by the Secretary.

`(R) The term `tungsten-halogen lamp’ means a gas-filled tungsten filament incandescent lamp

containing a certain proportion of halogens in an inert gas.

`(S) The term `medium base compact fluorescent lamp’ means an integrally ballasted fluorescent

lamp with a medium screw base and a rated input voltage of 115 to 130 volts and which is

designed as a direct replacement for a general service incandescent lamp.

`(31)(A) The term `water use’ means the quantity of water flowing through a showerhead, faucet,

water closet, or urinal at point of use, determined in accordance with test procedures under section 323.

 

(i) GENERAL SERVICE FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND INCANDESCENT REFLECTOR LAMPS-

(1)(A) Each of the following general service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps

manufactured after the effective date specified in the tables listed in this paragraph shall meet or exceed the following lamp efficacy and CRI standards:

`FLUORESCENT LAMPS

——————————————————————————————

`Lamp Type Nominal Lamp Wattage Minimum CRI Minimum Average Lamp Efficacy (LPW)

——————————————————————————————

4-foot medium bi-pin >35W 69 CRI and 75.0 lm/W

¾35W 45 CRI and 75.0 lm/W

 

2-foot U-shaped >35W 69 CRI and 68.0 lm/W

¾35W 45 CRI and 64.0 lm/W

 

8-foot slimline >65W 69 CRI and 80.0 lm/W

¾65W 45 CRI and 80.0 lm/W

 

8-foot high output >100W 69 CRI and 80.0 lm/W

¾100W 45 CRI 80.0 lm/W

`(B) For the purposes of the tables set forth in subparagraph (A), the term `effective date’ means the last day of the month set forth in the table which follows the date of the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

`(2) Notwithstanding section 332(a)(5) and section 332(b), it shall not be unlawful for a manufacturer to sell a lamp which is in compliance with the law at the time such lamp was manufactured.

H.R.776

One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

 

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two

An Act To provide for improved energy efficiency.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Energy Policy Act of 1992′.

(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

I–ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Subtitle A–Buildings

Sec. 101. Building energy efficiency standards.

Sec. 102. Residential energy efficiency ratings.

Sec. 103. Energy efficient lighting and building centers.

Sec. 104. Manufactured housing energy efficiency.

Sec. 105. Energy efficient mortgages.

Sec. 106. Energy efficient mortgages pilot program.

Subtitle B–Utilities

Sec. 111. Encouragement of investments in conservation and energy efficiency by electric utilities.

Sec. 112. Energy efficiency grants to State regulatory authorities.

Sec. 113. Tennessee Valley Authority least-cost planning program.

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Sec. 114. Amendment of Hoover Power Plant Act.

Sec. 115. Encouragement of investments in conservation and energy efficiency by gas utilities.

Subtitle C–Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Standards

Sec. 121. Energy efficiency labeling for windows and window systems.

Sec. 122. Energy conservation requirements for certain commercial and industrial equipment.

Sec. 123. Energy conservation requirements for certain lamps and plumbing products.

Sec. 124. High-intensity discharge lamps, distribution transformers, and small electric motors.

Sec. 125. Energy efficiency information for commercial office equipment.

Sec. 126. Energy efficiency information for luminaires.

Sec. 127. Report on the potential of cooperative advanced appliance development.

Sec. 128. Evaluation of utility early replacement programs for appliances.

Subtitle D–Industrial

Sec. 131. Energy efficiency in industrial facilities.

Sec. 132. Process-oriented industrial energy efficiency.

Sec. 133. Industrial insulation and audit guidelines.

Subtitle E–State and Local Assistance

Sec. 141. Amendments to State energy conservation program.

Sec. 142. Amendments to low-income weatherization program.

Sec. 143. Energy Extension Service program.

Subtitle F–Federal Agency Energy Management

Sec. 151. Definitions.

Sec. 152. Federal energy management amendments.

Sec. 153. General Services Administration Federal Buildings Fund.

Sec. 154. Report by General Services Administration.

Sec. 155. Energy savings performance contracts.

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Sec. 156. Intergovernmental energy management planning and coordination.

Sec. 157. Federal agency energy management training.

Sec. 158. Energy audit teams.

Sec. 159. Federal energy cost accounting and management.

Sec. 160. Inspector General review and agency accountability.

Sec. 161. Procurement and identification of energy efficient products.

Sec. 162. Federal energy efficiency funding study.

Sec. 163. United States Postal Service energy regulations.

Sec. 164. United States Postal Service building energy survey and report.

Sec. 165. United States Postal Service energy management report.

Sec. 166. Energy management requirements for the United States Postal Service.

Sec. 167. Government contract incentives.

Sec. 168. Energy management requirements for congressional buildings.

Subtitle G–Miscellaneous

Sec. 171. Energy information.

Sec. 172. District heating and cooling programs.

Sec. 173. Study and report on vibration reduction technologies.

TITLE II–NATURAL GAS

Sec. 201. Fewer restrictions on certain natural gas imports and exports.

Sec. 202. Sense of Congress.

TITLE III–ALTERNATIVE FUELS–GENERAL

Sec. 301. Definitions.

Sec. 302. Amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

Sec. 303. Minimum Federal fleet requirement.

Sec. 304. Refueling.

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Sec. 305. Federal agency promotion, education, and coordination.

Sec. 306. Agency incentives program.

Sec. 307. Recognition and incentive awards program.

Sec. 308. Measurement of alternative fuel use.

Sec. 309. Information collection.

Sec. 310. General Services Administration report.

Sec. 311. United States Postal Service.

TITLE IV–ALTERNATIVE FUELS–NON-FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Sec. 401. Truck commercial application program.

Sec. 402. Conforming amendments.

Sec. 403. Alternative motor fuels amendments.

Sec. 404. Vehicular natural gas jurisdiction.

Sec. 405. Public information program.

Sec. 406. Labeling requirements.

Sec. 407. Data acquisition program.

Sec. 408. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authority to approve recovery of certain expenses in

advance.

Sec. 409. State and local incentives programs.

Sec. 410. Alternative fuel bus program.

Sec. 411. Certification of training programs.

Sec. 412. Alternative fuel use in nonroad vehicles and engines.

Sec. 413. Reports to Congress.

Sec. 414. Low interest loan program.

TITLE V–AVAILABILITY AND — USE OF REPLACEMENT FUELS, ALTERNATIVE

FUELS, AND ALTERNATIVE FUELED PRIVATE VEHICLES

Sec. 501. Mandate for alternative fuel providers.

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Sec. 502. Replacement fuel supply and demand program.

Sec. 503. Replacement fuel demand estimates and supply information.

Sec. 504. Modification of goals; additional rulemaking authority.

Sec. 505. Voluntary supply commitments.

Sec. 506. Technical and policy analysis.

Sec. 507. Fleet requirement program.

Sec. 508. Credits.

Sec. 509. Secretary’s recommendations to Congress.

Sec. 510. Effect on other laws.

Sec. 511. Prohibited acts.

Sec. 512. Enforcement.

Sec. 513. Powers of the Secretary.

Sec. 514. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE VI–ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLES

Sec. 601. Definitions.

Subtitle A–Electric Motor Vehicle Commercial Demonstration Program

Sec. 611. Program and solicitation.

Sec. 612. Selection of proposals.

Sec. 613. Discount payments.

Sec. 614. Cost-sharing.

Sec. 615. Reports to Congress.

Sec. 616. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle B–Electric Motor Vehicle Infrastructure and Support Systems Development

Program

Sec. 621. General authority.

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Sec. 622. Proposals.

Sec. 623. Protection of proprietary information.

Sec. 624. Compliance with existing law.

Sec. 625. Electric utility participation study.

Sec. 626. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE VII–ELECTRICITY

Subtitle A–Exempt Wholesale Generators

Sec. 711. Public Utility Holding Company Act reform.

Sec. 712. State consideration of the effects of power purchases on utility cost of capital; consideration of the

effects of leveraged capital structures on the reliability of wholesale power sellers; and consideration of

adequate fuel supplies.

Sec. 713. Public utility holding companies to own interests in cogeneration facilities.

Sec. 714. Books and records.

Sec. 715. Investment in foreign utilities.

Subtitle B–Federal Power Act; Interstate Commerce in Electricity

Sec. 721. Amendments to section 211 of Federal Power Act.

Sec. 722. Transmission services.

Sec. 723. Information requirements.

Sec. 724. Sales by exempt wholesale generators.

Sec. 725. Penalties.

Sec. 726. Definitions.

Subtitle C–State and Local Authorities

Sec. 731. State authorities.

TITLE VIII–HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Sec. 801. Nuclear waste disposal.

Sec. 802. Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator.

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Sec. 803. Nuclear Waste Management Plan.

TITLE IX–UNITED STATES ENRICHMENT CORPORATION

Sec. 901. Establishment of the United States Enrichment Corporation.

Sec. 902. Conforming amendments and repealers.

Sec. 903. Restrictions on nuclear exports.

Sec. 904. Severability.

TITLE X–REMEDIAL ACTION AND URANIUM REVITALIZATION

Subtitle A–Remedial Action at Active Processing Sites

Sec. 1001. Remedial action program.

Sec. 1002. Regulations.

Sec. 1003. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 1004. Definitions.

Subtitle B–Uranium Revitalization

Sec. 1011. Overfeed program.

Sec. 1012. National Strategic Uranium Reserve.

Sec. 1013. Sale of remaining DOE inventories.

Sec. 1014. Responsibility for the industry.

Sec. 1015. Annual uranium purchase reports.

Sec. 1016. Uranium inventory study.

Sec. 1017. Regulatory treatment of uranium purchases.

Sec. 1018. Definitions.

Subtitle C–Remedial Action at Inactive Processing Sites

Sec. 1031. Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act extension.

TITLE XI–URANIUM ENRICHMENT HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT

ISSUES

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Sec. 1101. Uranium enrichment health, safety, and environment issues.

Sec. 1102. Licensing of AVLIS.

Sec. 1103. Table of contents.

TITLE XII–RENEWABLE ENERGY

Sec. 1201. Purposes.

Sec. 1202. Demonstration and commercial application projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency

technologies.

Sec. 1203. Renewable energy export technology training.

Sec. 1204. Renewable energy advancement awards.

Sec. 1205. Study of tax and rate treatment of renewable energy projects.

Sec. 1206. Study of rice milling energy by-product marketing.

Sec. 1207. Duties of interagency working group on renewable energy and energy efficiency exports.

Sec. 1208. Study of export promotion practices.

Sec. 1209. Data system and energy technology evaluation.

Sec. 1210. Outreach.

Sec. 1211. Innovative renewable energy technology transfer program.

Sec. 1212. Renewable energy production incentive.

TITLE XIII–COAL

Subtitle A–Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercial Application

Sec. 1301. Coal research, development, demonstration, and commercial application programs.

Sec. 1302. Coal-fired diesel engines.

Sec. 1303. Clean coal, waste-to-energy.

Sec. 1304. Nonfuel use of coal.

Sec. 1305. Coal refinery program.

Sec. 1306. Coalbed methane recovery.

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Sec. 1307. Metallurgical coal development.

Sec. 1308. Utilization of coal wastes.

Sec. 1309. Underground coal gasification.

Sec. 1310. Low-rank coal research and development.

Sec. 1311. Magnetohydrodynamics.

Sec. 1312. Oil substitution through coal liquefaction.

Sec. 1313. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle B–Clean Coal Technology Program

Sec. 1321. Additional clean coal technology solicitations.

Subtitle C–Other Coal Provisions

Sec. 1331. Clean coal technology export promotion and interagency coordination.

Sec. 1332. Innovative clean coal technology transfer program.

Sec. 1333. Conventional coal technology transfer.

Sec. 1334. Study of utilization of coal combustion byproducts.

Sec. 1335. Calculation of avoided cost.

Sec. 1336. Coal fuel mixtures.

Sec. 1337. National clearinghouse.

Sec. 1338. Coal exports.

Sec. 1339. Ownership of coalbed methane.

Sec. 1340. Establishment of data base and study of transportation rates.

Sec. 1341. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE XIV–STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE

Sec. 1401. Drawdown and distribution of the reserve.

Sec. 1402. Expansion of reserve.

Sec. 1403. Availability of funding for leasing.

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Sec. 1404. Purchase from stripper well properties.

Sec. 1405. Redesignation of island States.

Sec. 1406. Insular areas study.

TITLE XV–OCTANE DISPLAY AND DISCLOSURE

Sec. 1501. Certification and posting of automotive fuel ratings.

Sec. 1502. Increased authority for enforcement.

Sec. 1503. Studies.

TITLE XVI–GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Sec. 1601. Report.

Sec. 1602. Least-cost energy strategy.

Sec. 1603. Director of Climate Protection.

Sec. 1604. Assessment of alternative policy mechanisms for addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sec. 1605. National inventory and voluntary reporting of greenhouse gases.

Sec. 1606. Repeal.

Sec. 1607. Conforming amendment.

Sec. 1608. Innovative environmental technology transfer program.

Sec. 1609. Global climate change response fund.

TITLE XVII–ADDITIONAL FEDERAL POWER ACT PROVISIONS

Sec. 1701. Additional Federal Power Act provisions.

TITLE XVIII–OIL PIPELINE REGULATORY REFORM

Sec. 1801. Oil pipeline ratemaking methodology.

Sec. 1802. Streamlining of Commission procedures.

Sec. 1803. Protection of certain existing rates.

Sec. 1804. Definitions.

TITLE XX–GENERAL PROVISIONS; REDUCTION OF OIL VULNERABILITY

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Sec. 2001. Goals.

Subtitle A–Oil and Gas Supply Enhancement

Sec. 2011. Enhanced oil recovery.

Sec. 2012. Oil shale.

Sec. 2013. Natural gas supply.

Sec. 2014. Natural gas end-use technologies.

Sec. 2015. Midcontinent Energy Research Center.

Subtitle B–Oil and Gas Demand Reduction and Substitution

Sec. 2021. General transportation.

Sec. 2022. Advanced automotive fuel economy.

Sec. 2023. Alternative fuel vehicle program.

Sec. 2024. Biofuels user facility.

Sec. 2025. Electric motor vehicles and associated equipment research and development.

Sec. 2026. Renewable hydrogen energy.

Sec. 2027. Advanced diesel emissions program.

Sec. 2028. Telecommuting study.

TITLE XXI–ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Subtitle A–Improved Energy Efficiency

Sec. 2101. General improved energy efficiency.

Sec. 2102. Natural gas and electric heating and cooling technologies.

Sec. 2103. Pulp and paper.

Sec. 2104. Advanced buildings for 2005.

Sec. 2105. Electric drives.

Sec. 2106. Steel, aluminum, and metal research.

Sec. 2107. Improving efficiency in energy-intensive industries.

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Sec. 2108. Energy efficient environmental program.

Subtitle B–Electricity Generation and Use

Sec. 2111. Renewable energy.

Sec. 2112. High efficiency heat engines.

Sec. 2113. Civilian nuclear waste.

Sec. 2114. Fusion energy.

Sec. 2115. Fuel cells.

Sec. 2116. Environmental restoration and waste management program.

Sec. 2117. High-temperature superconductivity program.

Sec. 2118. Electric and magnetic fields research and public information dissemination program.

Sec. 2119. Spark M. Matsunaga Renewable Energy and Ocean Technology Center.

Subtitle C–Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Sec. 2121. Purposes and definitions.

Sec. 2122. Program, goals, and plan.

Sec. 2123. Commercialization of advanced light water reactor technology.

Sec. 2124. Prototype demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor technology.

Sec. 2125. Repeals.

Sec. 2126. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE XXII–ENERGY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Sec. 2201. National advanced materials initiative.

Sec. 2202. National advanced manufacturing technologies initiative.

Sec. 2203. Supporting research and technical analysis.

Sec. 2204. Math and science education program.

Sec. 2205. Integration of research and development.

Sec. 2206. Definitions.

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TITLE XXIII–POLICY AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

Sec. 2301. Policy on major construction projects.

Sec. 2302. Energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application advisory board.

Sec. 2303. Amendments to existing law.

Sec. 2304. Management plan.

Sec. 2305. Costs related to decommissioning and the storage and disposal of nuclear waste.

Sec. 2306. Limits on participation by companies.

Sec. 2307. Uncosted obligations.

TITLE XXIV–NON-FEDERAL POWER ACT HYDROPOWER PROVISIONS

Sec. 2401. Rights-of-way on certain Federal lands.

Sec. 2402. Dams in national park system units.

Sec. 2403. Third party contracting by FERC.

Sec. 2404. Improvement at existing Federal facilities.

Sec. 2405. Water conservation and energy production.

Sec. 2406. Federal projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Sec. 2407. Certain projects in Alaska.

Sec. 2408. Projects on fresh waters in State of Hawaii.

Sec. 2409. Evaluation of development potential.

TITLE XXV–COAL, OIL, AND GAS

Sec. 2501. Hot dry rock geothermal energy.

Sec. 2502. Hot dry rock geothermal energy in eastern United States.

Sec. 2503. Coal remining.

Sec. 2504. Surface Mining Act implementation.

Sec. 2505. Federal lignite coal royalties.

Sec. 2506. Acquired Federal land mineral receipts management.

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Sec. 2507. Reserved oil and gas.

Sec. 2508. Certain outstanding oil and gas.

Sec. 2509. Federal onshore oil and gas leasing.

Sec. 2510. Oil placer claims.

Sec. 2511. Oil shale claims.

Sec. 2512. Health, safety, and mining technology research program.

Sec. 2513. Assistance to small coal operators.

Sec. 2514. Surface mining regulations.

Sec. 2515. Amendment to Surface Mining Act.

TITLE XXVI–INDIAN ENERGY RESOURCES

Sec. 2601. Definitions.

Sec. 2602. Tribal consultation.

Sec. 2603. Promoting energy resource development and energy vertical integration on Indian reservations.

Sec. 2604. Indian energy resource regulation.

Sec. 2605. Indian Energy Resource Commission.

Sec. 2606. Tribal government energy assistance program.

TITLE XXVII–INSULAR AREAS ENERGY SECURITY

Sec. 2701. Insular areas energy assistance program.

Sec. 2702. Definition.

Sec. 2703. Electricity requirements in Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Sec. 2704. PCB cleanup in Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia.

TITLE XXVIII–NUCLEAR PLANT LICENSING

Sec. 2801. Combined licenses.

Sec. 2802. Post-construction hearings on combined licenses.

Sec. 2803. Rulemaking.

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Sec. 2804. Amendment of a combined license pending a hearing.

Sec. 2805. Judicial review.

Sec. 2806. Effect on pending proceedings.

Sec. 2807. Conforming amendment.

TITLE XXIX–ADDITIONAL NUCLEAR ENERGY PROVISIONS

Sec. 2901. State authority to regulate radiation below level of NRC regulatory concern.

Sec. 2902. Employee protection for nuclear whistleblowers.

Sec. 2903. Exemption of certain research and educational licensees from annual charges.

Sec. 2904. Study and implementation plan on safety of shipments of plutonium by sea.

TITLE XXX–MISCELLANEOUS

Subtitle A–General Provisions

Sec. 3001. Research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities.

Sec. 3002. Cost sharing.

Subtitle B–Other Miscellaneous Provisions

Sec. 3011. Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 repeal.

Sec. 3012. Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976 repeal.

Sec. 3013. Geothermal heat pumps.

Sec. 3014. Use of energy futures for fuel purchases.

Sec. 3015. Energy subsidy study.

Sec. 3016. Tar sands.

Sec. 3017. Amendments to title 11 of the United States Code.

Sec. 3018. Radiation exposure compensation.

Sec. 3019. Strategic diversification.

Sec. 3020. Consultative Commission on Western Hemisphere Energy and Environment.

Sec. 3021. Disadvantaged business enterprises.

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SEC. 2. DEFINITION.

For purposes of this Act, the term `Secretary’ means the Secretary of Energy.

TITLE I–ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Subtitle A–Buildings

SEC. 101. BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

(a) IN GENERAL- Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6831 et seq.) is

amended–

(1) in section 303–

(A) by striking paragraph (9);

(B) by redesignating paragraphs (10), (11), (12), and (13) as paragraphs (9), (10), (11), and

(12), respectively; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs–

`(13) The term `Federal building energy standards’ means energy consumption objectives to be

met without specification of the methods, materials, or equipment to be employed in achieving

those objectives, but including statements of the requirements, criteria, and evaluation methods to be used, and any necessary commentary.

`(14) The term `voluntary building energy code’ means a building energy code developed and

updated through a consensus process among interested persons, such as that used by the Council of American Building Officials; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-

Conditioning Engineers; or other appropriate organizations.

`(15) The term `CABO’ means the Council of American Building Officials.

`(16) The term `ASHRAE’ means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-

Conditioning Engineers.’; and

(2) by striking sections 304, 306, 308, 309, 310, and 311 and inserting the following:

 

`SEC. 304. UPDATING STATE BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY CODES.

`(a) CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINATION RESPECTING RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

ENERGY CODES- (1) Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, each State shall certify to the Secretary that it has reviewed the provisions of its residential building code regarding energy efficiency and made a determination as to whether it is appropriate for such State to revise such residential building code provisions to meet or exceed CABO Model Energy Code, 1992. (More)