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PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 3067 nitrogen and particulates. Activities conducted under this program shall supplement activities of a similar nature at the Department of Enersr. Such program shall include field demonstrations of sufficient scale and number in operating environments to prove technical and economic viability to meet the goal stated in subsection (b). (b) PROGRAM GOAL. — The goal of the program established under subsection (a) shall be to accelerate the ability of United States diesel manufacturers to meet current and future oxides of nitrogen and particulate emissions requirements. (c) PROGRAM PLAN. —Within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with appropriate representatives of industry, institutions of higher education. Federal agencies, including national laboratories, and professional and techmcal societies, shall prepare and submit to the Congress a 5- year program plan to guide the activities under this section. Such plan shall be included as part of the plan required by section 2021(b). (d) SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS. —Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall solicit proposals for conducting activities consistent with the 5-year program plan. SEC. 2028. TELECOMMUTING STUDY. 42 USC 13438. (a) STUDY. — The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, shall conduct a study of the potential costs and benefits to the energy and transportation sectors of telecommuting. The study shall include— (1) an estimation of the amount and t3rpe of reduction of commuting by form of transportation type and numbers of commuters; (2) an estimation of the potential number of lives saved; (3) an estimation of the reduction in environmental pollution, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency; (4) an estimation of the amount and type of reduction of energy use and savings by form of transportation type; and (5) an estimation of the social impact of widespread use of telecommuting. (b) This study shall be completed no more than one hundred and eighty days after the date of enactment of this Act. A report. Reports. summarizing the results of the study, shall be transmitted to the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate no more than sixty days after completion of this study. TITLE XXI—ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Subtitle A—Improved Energy Efficiency SEC. 2101. GENERAL mPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY. (a) PROGRAM DIRECTION. —The Secretary shall conduct a 5- year program, in accordance with sections 3001 and 3002 of this Act, on cost effective technologies to improve ener^ efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in the builmngs, industrial, and utility sectors. Such program inall include a broad range of 42 USC 13451.