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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 760

PUBLIC LAW 96-102—NOV. 5, 1979 graph (A) if the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register notice of that extension together with the reasons therefor. (2) Each State is encouraged to submit to the Secretary a State emergency conservation plan as soon as possible after the date of the enactment of this Act and in advance of such publication of any such target. The Secretary may tentatively approve such a plan in accordance with the provisions of this section. For the purposes of this part such tentative approval shall not be construed to result in a delegation of Federal authority to administer or enforce any measure contained in a State plan. (b) CONSERVATION MEASURES UNDER STATE PLANS.—(1) Each State emergency conservation plan under this section shall provide for emergency reduction in the public and private use of each energy source for which an emergency conservation target is in effect under section 211. Such State plan shall contain adequate assurances that measures contained therein will be effectively implemented in that State. Such plan may provide for reduced use of that energy source through voluntary programs or through the application of one or more of the following measures described in such plan: (A) measures which are authorized under the laws of that State and which will be administered and enforced by officers and employees of the State (or political subdivisions of the State) pursuant to the laws of such State (or political subdivisions); and (B) measures— (i) which the Governor requests, and agrees to assume, the responsibility for administration and enforcement in accordance with subsection (d); (ii) which the attorney general of that State has found that (I) absent a delegation of authority under Federal law, the Governor lacks the authority under the laws of the State to invoke, (II) under applicable State law, the Governor and other appropriate State officers and employees are not prevented from administering and enforcing under a delegation of authority pursuant to Federal law; and (III) if implemented, would not be contrary to State law; and (iii) which either the Secretary determines are contained in the standby Federal conservation plan established under section 213 or are approved by the Secretary, in his discretion. (2) In the preparation of such plan (and any amendment to the plan) the Governor shall, to the maximum extent practicable, provide for consultation with representatives of affected businesses and local governments and provide an opportunity for public comment. (3) Any State plan submitted to the Secretary under this section may permit persons affected by any measure in such plan to use alternative means of conserving at least as much energy as would be conserved by such measure. Such plan shall provide an effective procedure, as determined by the Secretary, for the approval and enforcement of such alternative means by such State or by any political subdivision of such State. (c) APPROVAL OF STATE PLANS.—(1) As soon as practicable after the date of the receipt of any State plan, but in no event later than 30 days after such date, the Secretary shall review such plan and shall approve it unless the Secretary finds— (A) that, taken as a whole, the plan is not likely to achieve the emergency conservation target established for that State under section 211(a) for each energy source involved, (B) that, taken as a whole, the plan is likely to impose an unreasonably disproportionate share of the burden of restric-