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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

PUBLIC LAW 95-617—NOV. 9, 1978

92 STAT. 3131

action in a State court shall be pursuant to any applicable State procedures. (2) Any person (including the Secretary) may obtain review in the appropriate court of the United States of any determination made under subtitle A or B or this subtitle by a Federal agency if such person (or the Secretary) intervened or otherwise participated in the original proceeding or if otherwise applicable law permits such review. Such court shall have jurisdiction to grant appropriate relief. Any person (including the Secretary) may bring an action to enforce the requirements of subtitle A or B or this subtitle with respect to any Federal agency in the appropriate court of the United States and such court shall have jurisdiction to grant appropriate relief. (3) In addition to his authority to obtain review under paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary may also participate as an amicus curiae in any review by any court of an action arising under the provisions of subtitle A or B or this subtitle. (d) OTHER AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY.—Nothing in this section prohibits the Secretary from— (1) intervening and participating in any proceeding, or (2) intervening and participating in any review by any court of any action under section 204 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act. 42 USC 6804. SEC. 124. PRIOR AND PENDING PROCEEDINGS.

16 USC 2634.

For purposes of subtitles A and B, and this subtitle, proceedings commenced by State regulatory authorities (with respect to electric utilities for which it has ratemaking authority) and nonregulated electric utilities before the date of the enactment of this Act and actions taken before such date in such proceedings shall be treated as complying with the requirements of subtitles A and B, and this subtitle if such proceedings and actions substantially conform to such requirements. For purposes of subtitles A and B, and this subtitle, any such proceeding or action commenced before the date of enactment of this Act, but not completed before such date, shall comply with the requirements of subtitles A and B, and this subtitle, to the maximum extent practicable, with respect to so much of such proceeding or action as takes place after such date, except as otherwise provided in section 121(c).

Subtitle D—Administrative Provisions SEC. 131. VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES.

16 USC 2641.

The Secretary may prescribe voluntary guidelines respecting the standards established by sections 111(d) and 113(b). Such guidelines may not expand the scope or legal effect of such standards or establish additional standards respecting electric utility rates. SEC. 132. RESPONSIBILITIES OF SECRETARY OF ENERGY.

16 USC 2642.

(a) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary may periodically notify the State Notification, regulatory authorities, and electric utilities identified pursuant to section 102(c), of— (1) load management techniques and the results of studies and experiments concerning load management techniques; (2) developments and innovations in electric utility ratemaking throughout the United States, including the results of studies and experiments in rate structure and rate reform; (3) methods for determining cost of service; and