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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 750

PUBLIC LAW 96-102—NOV. 5, 1979 TITLE I—STANDBY MOTOR FUEL RATIONING

42 USC 6261 ^°^-

42 USC 6261

Handicapped persons.

SEC. 101. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) a standby rationing plan for gasoline and diesel fuel should provide, to the maximum extent practicable, that the burden of reduced supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel be shared by all persons in a fair and equitable manner and that the economic and social impacts of such plan be minimized; and (2) such a plan should be sufficiently flexible to respond to changed conditions and sufficiently simple to be effectively administered and enforced. SEC. 102. REPORT ON PLAN DEVELOPMENT. (a) REPORT.—As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act (but in no event later than 120 days after such date of enactment), the President shall prepare, and transmit to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, a report describing the measures taken after such date of enactment (and the costs thereof) to establish a system of rationing of gasoline and diesel fuel pursuant to sections 201 and 203 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C 6261, 6263), together with a description of the additional measures to be taken in establishing such system, a timetable for completion of such measures, and an estimate of the costs thereof. (b) SPECIFIC ISSUES To B E ADDRESSED IN REPORT.—The report under subsection (a) shall include— (1) a description of the extent to which ration coupons or other evidences of right under such a rationing system would be distributed to each end-user of gasoline or diesel fuel on the basis of such end-user's needs, and an explanation of the extent to which such distribution would not be based on such end-user's needs; (2) an analysis of having the entitlement under the rationing system to such end-user rights be granted on the basis of individuals licensed to operate motor vehicles on the public roads and highways, and an explanation of the extent to which such entitlement will be granted on that basis; (3) a description of the extent to which the rationing system would meet the needs and hardships of end-users by the use of local boards as provided for under section 203(d) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6263(d)), and an explanation of the extent to which such boards would not be used; (4) a description of how the rationing system complies with the objective of providing for the mobility needs of handicapped persons (including means for their obtaining such end-user rights) as required under section 203(a)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6263(a)(2)(A)); and (5) a description of the steps to be taken to provide adequate end-user allocation under the rationing system for the needs of those in suburban and rural areas, particularly mid-sized cities, small towns, and rural communities, not adequately served by any public transportation system. (c) COMMITTEES TO B E KEPT CURRENTLY INFORMED.—The President

shall keep such committees fully and currently informed about the progress in establishing and administering a system of rationing and of any problems and delays in establishing and administering the system.