90 STAT. 1146
I 12 USC 1701J-2.
PUBLIC LAW 94-385—AUG. 14, 1976 (7) The term "Federal financial assistance" means (A) any form of loan, grant, guarantee, insurance, payment, rebate, subsidy, or any other form of direct or indirect Federal assistance (other than general or special revenue sharing or formula grants made to States) approved by any Federal officer or agency; or (B) any loan made or purchased by any bank, savings and loan association, or similar institution subject to regulation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, or the National Credit Union Administration. (8) The term "National Institute of Building Sciences" means the institute established by section 809 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. (9) The term "performance standards" means an energy consumption goal or goals to be met without specification of the methods, materials, and processes to be employed in achieving that goal or goals, but including statements of the requirements, criteria and evaluation methods to be used, and any necessary commentary. (10) The term "residential building" means any structure which is constructed and developed for residential occupancy. (11) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (12) The term "State" includes each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory and possession of the United States. (13) The term "unit of general purpose local government" means any city, county, town, municipality, or other political subdivision of a State (or any combination thereof), which has a building code or similar authority over a particular geographic area.
PROMULGATION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR N E W BUILDINGS
Publication in SEC. 304. (a)(1) As soon as practicable, but in no event later than Federal Register. 3 years after the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary, only 42 USC 6833. after consultation with the Administrator, the Secretary of Commerce utilizing the services of the Director of the National Bureau of Standards, and the Administrator of the General Services Administration, shall develop and publish in the Federal Register for public comment proposed performance standards for new commercial buildings. Final performance standards shall be promulgated within 6 months after the date of publication of the proposed standards, and shall become effective within a reasonable time, not, to exceed 1 year after the date of promulgation, as specified by the Secretar}\ Publication in (2) As soon as practicable, but in no event later than 3 years after Federal Register. the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary, only after consultation with the Administrator and the Secretary of Commerce utilizing the services of the Director of the National Bureau of Standards, shall develop and publish in the Federal Register for public comment proposed performance standards for new residential buildings. Final performance standards for such buildings shall be promulgated within 6 months after the date of publication of the proposed standards, and shall become effective within a reasonable time, not to exceed 1 year after the date of promulgation, as specified by the Secretary.