Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/771

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PUBLIC LAW 101-625—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4093 or other court. Review of a housing strategy by any Federal, State, or other court shall be limited to determining whether the process of development and the content of the strategy are in substantial compliance with the requirements of this Act. During the pendency of any action challenging the adequacy of a housing strategy or the action of the Secretary in approving a strategy, the court shall not have the authority to enjoin activities taken by the jurisdiction to implement an approved housing strategy. Any housing assisted during the pendency of such action shall not be subject to any order of the court resulting from such action. SEC. 109. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. 42 USC 12709. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall, not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, promulgate energy efficiency standards for new construction of public and assisted housing and single-family and multifamily residential housing (other than manufactured homes) subject to mortgages under the National Housing Act. Such standards shall meet or exceed the provisions of the most recent edition of the Model Energy Code of the Council of American Building Officials and shall be cost-effective with respect to construction and operating costs. In developing such standards the Secretary shall consult with an advisory task force composed of homebuilders, national, State, and local housing agencies (including public housing agencies), energy agencies and building code organizations and agencies, energy efficiency organizations, utility organizations, low-income housing organizations, and other parties designated by the Secretary. SEC. 110. CAPACITY STUDY. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall ensure that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has adequate capacity and resources, including staff and training programs, to carry out its mission and responsibilities, and to implement the provisions of this Act, including the ability of the Department to carry out the multifamily mortgage insurance program. (b) REPORT. —Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the House of Representatives a study detailing the Department's plan to maintain such capacity, together with any recommendations for legislative and administrative action as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. SEC. 111. PROTECTION OF STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITY. 42 USC 12711. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title or title II, the Secretary shall not establish any criteria for allocating or denying funds made available under programs administered by the Secretary based on the adoption, continuation, or discontinuation by a jurisdiction of any public policy, regulation, or law that is (1) adopted, continued, or discontinued in accordance with the jurisdiction's duly established authority, and (2) not in violation of any Federal law. Business and industry. Intergovernmental relations. 42 USC 12710.