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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

PUBLIC LAW 95-619—NOV. 9, 1978

92 STAT. 3243

a State does not conduct preliminary energy audits within two years after the date of the enactment of this part, the Secretary may conduct such audits within such State. '•(c) Upon application under subsection (a) the Secretary may make grants to States for purposes of conducting energy audits of school facilities and hospital facilities under this part in accordance with the guidelines prescribed under section 392(a)(2). "(d) If a State without the use of financial assistance under this section, conducts preliminary energy audits or energy audits which comply with the guidelines prescribed by the Secretary or which are approved by the Secretary the funds allocated for purposes of this section shall be added to the funds available for energy conservation projects for such State and shall be in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes. "(e)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), amounts made available under this section (together with any other amounts made available from other Federal sources) may not be used to pay more than 50 percent of the costs of any preliminary energy audit or any energy audit. (2) Upon the request of the Governor, the Secretary may make grants to a State for up to 100 percent of the costs of any preliminary energy audits and energy audits, subject to the requirements of section 398(a)(3). "STATE PLANS

"SEC. 394. (a) The Secretary shall invite the State energy agency 42 USC 6371c. of each State to submit, within 90 days after the effective date of the guidelines prescribed pursuant to section 392, or such longer period as the Secretary may, for good cause, allow, a State plan under this section for such State. Such plan shall include— "(1) the results of preliminary energy audits conducted in accordance with the guidelines prescribed under section 392(a)(1), and an estimate of the energy savings that may result from the modification of maintenance and operating procedures and installation of energy conservation measures in the schools and hospitals in such State, "(2) a recommendation as to the types of energy conservation projects considered appropriate for schools and hospitals in such •<* -r; State, together with an estimate of the costs of carrying out such projects m each year for which funds are appropriated. "(3) a program for identifying persons qualified to carry out energy conservation projects, "(4) procedures to insure that funds will be allocated among eligible applicants for energy conservation projects within such State, including procedures— " (A) to insure that funds will be allocated on the basis of relative need taking into account such factors as cost, energy consumption and energy savings, and "(B) to insure that equitable consideration is given to all eligible public or nonprofit institutions regardless of size and type of ownership • "(5) a statement of the extent to which, and by which methods, such State will encourage utilization of solar space heating, cooling, and electric systems and solar water heating systems where appropriate, "(6) procedures to assure that all assistance under this part in such State will be expended in compliance with the requirements