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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-102—NOV. 5, 1979

93 STAT. 751

(d) ADDITIONAL REPORT.—90 days after the report is transmitted under subsection (a), the President shall prepare and transmit to each such committee another report unless a rationing contingency plan has been prescribed and transmitted to each House of the Congress during the preceding 90-day period. Such report shall contain the same information as required for the report under subsection (a), except that such information shall be made current to the date of the report. (e) PuBuc NOTICE OF REPORTS.—The President shall provide public notice of any report under subsection (a) or (d) at the time of its transmittal, shall make such report available to the public, and shall transmit copies of such report to the Governors of the various States. SEC. 103. PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING RATIONING PLAN.

(a) PLAN DEVELOPMENT.—Section 203(a)(1) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6263(a)) is amended by striking out "The President shall prescribe," and inserting in lieu thereof "As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of the Emergency Energy Conservation Act of 1979, the President shall prescribe,", and by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence:' The President, to the maximum extent practicable, shall consult with the Governors of the various States (or the representatives of such Governors) during the development of any rationing contingency plan under this section.". (b) PLAN APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION.—(1) Section 201(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6261(e)) is amended to read as follows: "(e)(1) For purposes of this subsection, any rationing contingency plan shall be considered to be approved if— "(A) the President has transmitted such rationing contingency plan to the Congress in accordance with section 552, and "(B) such rationing contingency plan has not been disapproved by a joint resolution adopted into law after passage by both Houses of the Congress in accordance with section 552. "(2)(A) Except to the extent provided under subparagraph (B), the President may put into effect a rationing contingency plan which is considered approved under the preceding provisions of this subsection only if— "(i) the President has found, in his discretion, that putting such rationing contingency plan into effect is required by a severe energy supply interruption or is necessary to comply with obligations of the United States under the international energy program, subject to paragraph (3); "(ii) the President has transmitted such finding to the Congress in accordance with section 551, together with a request to put such rationing contingency plan into effect; and "(iii) neither House of the Congress has disapproved (or both Houses have approved) such request in accordance with the procedures specified in section 551. "(B)(i) The President may put into effect such an approved rationing plan without the finding required under subparagraph (A)(i) (and without regard to the requirements of subparagraph (A) (ii) and (iii)) if— "(I) the President has transmitted to the Congress in accordance with section 552 a request to waive such requirements; and "(II) such request has been approved by a resolution by each House of the Congress within 30 days of continuous session of Congress after the date of its transmittal, in accordance with the

Ante, p. 749. Consultation ^*^ Governors,

42 USC 6422.

42 USC 6421.