Department of Energy
Makes appropriations for FY2010 to the Department of Energy (DOE) for energy and science programs, including:
(1) energy efficiency and renewable energy;
(2) electricity delivery and energy reliability;
(3) nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal;
(4) fossil energy research and development;
(5) naval petroleum and oil shale reserves;
(6) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve;
(7) the Energy Information Administration;
(8) non-defense environmental cleanup activities;
(9) the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund;
(10) science activities;
(11) the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program;
(12) the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program;
(13) departmental administration;
(14) Office of the Inspector General;
(15) the National Nuclear Security Administration and atomic energy defense weapons activities;
(16) defense nuclear nonproliferation activities;
(17) naval reactors activities;
(18) Office of the Administrator in the National Nuclear Security Administration;
(19) defense environmental cleanup;
(20) Defense Nuclear Waste Disposal; and
(21) other defense activities.
Approves specified expenditures from the Bonneville Power Administration Fund.
Makes FY2010 appropriations for operation and maintenance of: (1) the Southeastern Power Administration; (2) the Southwestern Power Administration; (3) the Western Area Power Administration; (4) the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund; and (5) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to prepare or initiate Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for a program that has not been funded by Congress.
Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to: (1) augment funds for severance payments and other benefits and community assistance grants unless DOE submits a reprogramming request to the appropriate congressional committees; (2) provide enhanced severance payments to DOE employees; or (3) develop or implement a workforce restructuring plan that covers DOE employees.
States that, unless the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration certifies in advance that energy efficiency services are not available from private sector businesses, appropriated funds may not be used to enter into any agreement to perform energy efficiency services outside the legally defined Bonneville service territory (except services provided internationally).
Requires DOE to ensure broad public notice when it makes a user facility available to potential users, or when it seeks certain input regarding such a facility.
States that funds appropriated for intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of the National Security Act of 1947 during FY2010 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2010.
Permits the Secretary of Energy (Secretary under this title) to authorize up to 8% of appropriated funds for laboratory-directed research and development at government-owned, contractor-operated laboratories.
Authorizes the transfer of up to 1% of appropriations between DOE activities pursuant to Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts in specified circumstances, subject to certain conditions.
Prohibits the use of funds to record transactions relating to the increase in borrowing authority or bonds outstanding under the Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act under a funding account, subaccount, or fund symbol other than the Bonneville Power Administration Fund Treasury account fund symbol.
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require payment of prevailing wages to all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors in the performance of construction work on an innovative technology project financed in whole or in part by a guaranteed loan.
Requires the Secretary to notify certain congressional committees three full business days in advance of using funds to: (1) make a grant allocation, discretionary grant, discretionary contract award, or Other Transaction Agreement; (2) issue a letter of intent totaling in excess of $1 million; or (3) publicize the intention to grant such an award.
Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to define an ultra efficient vehicle as a fully closed compartment vehicle designed to carry at least two adult passengers that achieves at least 75 miles per gallon equivalent while operating: (1) on gasoline or diesel fuel; (2) as a hybrid electric-gasoline or electric-diesel vehicle; or (3) as a fully electric vehicle. Brings the vehicles within the purview of such Act.
Directs the Secretary to reconsider certain applications for assistance under such Act that were related to ultra efficient vehicles.
Prohibits the availability of funds designated in this Act for the SPR to any person that:
(1) is selling refined petroleum products valued at $1 million or more to the Islamic Republic of Iran;
(2) is engaged in an activity valued at $1 million or more that could contribute to enhancing the ability of Iran to import refined petroleum products; or
(3) otherwise provides to Iran goods, services, or technology valued at $1 million or more that could contribute to the maintenance or expansion of its capacity to produce refined petroleum products.
Exempts from this prohibition any contract entered into by the U.S. Government before enactment of this Act.
Amends the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006 to provide that the non-federal licensee of FERC Project 2221 (White River Minimum Flows project, White River Basin, Arkansas) shall be fully compensated by the Southwestern Power Administration (instead of the Army Corps of Engineers), using receipts collected from the sale of federal power and energy related services, for impacts on electric energy and capacity caused by storage reallocation at Bull Shoals Lake.
Requires the Southwestern Power Administration to compensate such licensee in annual payments of not less than $5 million until the licensee is fully compensated.
Establishes in the Treasury a special receipt account and corresponding disbursement account for the Administrator of the Southwestern Power Administration to disburse pre-collected receipts from the sale of federal power and energy and related services.