Not later than 18 months after October 24, 1992, the Secretary, after consultation with utilities, major industrial energy consumers, and representatives of the insulation industry, shall establish voluntary guidelines for—
(1) the conduct of energy efficiency audits of industrial facilities to identify cost-effective opportunities to increase energy efficiency; and
(2) the installation of insulation to achieve cost-effective increases in energy efficiency in industrial facilities.
The Secretary shall conduct a program of educational and technical assistance to promote the use of the voluntary guidelines established under subsection (a) of this section.
(Pub. L. 102–486, title I, §133, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2840; Pub. L. 104–66, title I, §1052(a)(2), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 717; Pub. L. 105–362, title IV, §401(e), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3282.)
Section was enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and not as part of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act which comprises this chapter.
1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–362 struck out heading and text of subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “Not later than 2 years after October 24, 1995, and biennially thereafter, as part of the report required under section 6349(d) of this title, the Secretary shall report to the Congress on activities conducted pursuant to this section, including—
“(1) a review of the status of industrial energy auditing procedures; and
“(2) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the guidelines established under subsection (a) of this section and the responsiveness of the industrial sector to such guidelines.”
1995—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–66 in introductory provisions substituted “1995” for “1992”, and inserted “as part of the report required under section 6349(d) of this title,” after “and biennially thereafter,”.