This subchapter was enacted as part of the Energy Security Act, and not as part of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act which comprises this chapter.
It is the purpose of this subchapter to encourage the training and certification of individuals to conduct energy audits for residential and commercial buildings in order to serve the various private and public needs of the Nation for energy audits.
(Pub. L. 96–294, title V, §581, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 760.)
For the purposes of this subchapter—
(1) the term “Governor” means the chief executive officer of each State, including the Mayor of the District of Columbia;
(2) the term “State” means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands;
(3) the term “energy audit” means an inspection as described in section 8216(b)(1)(A) 1 of this title, or an energy audit as defined in section 8281(b)(7) 1 of this title, which in addition may provide information on the utilization of renewable resources and may make energy-related improvements in the building; and
(4) the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Energy.
(Pub. L. 96–294, title V, §582, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 761.)
Section 8216 of this title, referred to in par. (3), was omitted from the Code pursuant to section 8229 of this title, which terminated authority under that section June 30, 1989.
Section 8281 of this title, referred to in par. (3), was repealed by Pub. L. 99–412, title II, §201(a), Aug. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 943.
1 See References in Text note below.
(a) The Secretary may make grants to any Governor of a State for the training and certification of individuals to conduct energy audits.
(b) Before making a grant under subsection (a) of this section to a Governor, the Secretary must receive from the Governor an application containing—
(A) any information which the Secretary deems is necessary to carry out this subchapter; and
(B) an assurance that the grant will supplement and not supplant other funds available for such training and certification and will be used to increase the total amount of funds available for such training and certification.
(c)(1) Before making any grant under subsection (a) of this section the Secretary shall establish minimum standards for the training and certification of individuals to conduct energy audits.
(2) The Secretary shall require each Governor receiving any grant under this subchapter to agree to meet the standards established pursuant to paragraph (1) in any training and certification conducted using funds provided under this subchapter.
(Pub. L. 96–294, title V, §583, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 761.)
(a) To carry out this subchapter there is authorized to be appropriated the sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1981, and the sum of $15,000,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1982.
(b) Any funds appropriated under the authorization contained in this section shall remain available until expended.
(Pub. L. 96–294, title V, §584, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 761.)