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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-102—NOV. 5, 1979 "(4)(A) A rationing contingency plan may not be amended after it is transmitted to the Congress and before it is considered approved under paragraph (1). "(B) Except as provided in subparagraphs (C) and (D), a rationing contingency plan which is considered approved under this subsection may not be amended other than by an amendment with respect to which— "(i) a period of 15 calendar days of continuous session (within the meaning of section 552(c)) has passed after the receipt of the proposed amendment by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; or "(ii) each such committee before the expiration of such period has transmitted to the President written notice stating in substance that such committee has no objection to the proposed amendment. "(C) Except as provided in subparagraph (D), a rationing contingency plan may not be amended during any period in which such plan is in effect pursuant to paragraph (2) unless the President has transmitted such amendment to the Congress in accordance with section 551(b), and neither House of Congress has disapproved (or both Houses have approved) such amendment in accordance with the procedures specified in section 551. "(D) The requirements of subparagraphs (B) and (C) shall not apply with respect to any amendment which is a technical or clerical amendment.". (2)(A) Section 552(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6422(b)) is amended— (i) by striking out "No such contingency plan" and inserting in lieu thereof "(1) No such energy conservation contingency plan"; (ii) by striking out "(d)(2) and inserting in lieu thereof "(d)(2)(A)";and (iii) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), any such rationing contingency plan shall be considered approved for purposes of section 201(d) only if such plan is not disapproved by a resolution described in subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) which passes each House of the Congress during the 30calendar-day period of continuous session after the plan is transmitted to such Houses and which thereafter becomes law. "(B) A rationing contingency plan may be considered approved prior to the expiration of the 30-calendar-day period after such plan is transmitted if a resolution described in subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) is passed by each House of the Congress and thereafter becomes law.". (B) Section 552(c)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6422(c)(2)) is amended by striking out "60-calendar-day period" and insert in lieu thereof "calendar-day period involved". (C) Section 552(d)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6422(d)(2)) is amended— (i) by striking out "For purposes of this subsection," and inserting in lieu thereof "(A) For purposes of applying this section with respect to any energy conservation contingency plan,"; and (ii) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(B) For purposes of applying this subsection with respect to any rationing contingency plan (other than pursuant to section 201(d) (2)(B)), the term resolution' means only a joint resolution described in clause (i) or (ii) of this subparagraph with respect to such plan, "(i) A joint resolution of either House of the Congress (I) which is entitled: 'Joint resolution relating to a rationing contingency plan.', (II) which does not conteun a preamble, and (III) the matter

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93 STAT. 753

42 USC 6422.

42 USC 6421.

42 USC 6261.

"Resolution."