Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/1020

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114 STAT. 2042 PUBLIC LAW 106-469—NOV. 9, 2000 (2) the extent and nature of any restrictions or impediments to the development of such resources. (b) REGULAR UPDATE. —Once completed, the USGS reserve estimates and the surface avsiilability data as provided in subsection (a)(2) shall be regularly updated and made publically available. (c) INVENTORY. —The inventory shall be provided to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this section. (d) AUTHORIZATION OP APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to implement this section. SEC. 60S. ANNUAL HOME HEATING READD^SS REPORTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Part A of title I of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6211 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following: 42 USC 6216. " SEC. 108. ANNUAL HOME HEATING READINESS REPORTS. Deadline. "(a) IN GENERAL.—On or before September 1 of each year, the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Energy Information Agency, shall submit to Congress a Home Heating Readiness Report on the readiness of the natural gas, heating oil and propane industries to supply fuel under various weather conditions, including rapid decreases in temperature. "(b) CONTENTS. —The Home Heating Readiness Report shall include— "(1) estimates of the consumption, expenditures, and average price per gallon of heating oil and propane and thousand cubic feet of natural gas for the upcoming period of October through March for various weather conditions, with special attention to extreme weather, and various regions of the country; "(2) an evaluation of— "(A) global and regional crude oil and refined product supplies; "(B) the adequacy and utilization of refinery capacity; "(C) the adequacy, utilization, and distribution of regional refined product storage capacity; "(D) weather conditions; "(E) the refined product transportation system; "(F) market inefficiencies; and "(G) any other factor affecting the functional capability of the heating oil industry and propane industry that has the potential to affect national or regional supplies and prices; "(3) recommendations on steps that the Federal, State, and local governments can take to prevent or alleviate the impact of sharp and sustained increases in the price of natural gas, heating oil, and propane; and "(4) recommendations on steps that companies engaged in the production, refining, storage, transportation of heating oil or propane, or any other activity related to the heating oil industry or propane industry, can take to prevent or alleviate the impact of sharp and sustained increases in the price of heating oil and propane.