H.R. 6101 (111th): To amend part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act to require the ...

...Secretary of Energy to determine whether there are systemic impediments to carrying out the weatherization program under that part, and for other p

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Aug 10, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6101

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 10, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act to require the Secretary of Energy to determine whether there are systemic impediments to carrying out the weatherization program under that part, and for other purposes.

1.

Review of implementation of Department of Energy weatherization program

(a)

Program evaluation

Section 416 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6866) is amended by adding at the end the following: An evaluation of the program authorized by this part shall, through methods provided for in, and records kept pursuant to, section 417, review such program to determine whether there are systemic impediments to carrying out such program and achieving its purpose, such as the inability for low-income persons (especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly and the handicapped) to participate in such program because of the need for major repairs to the dwelling units of such persons prior to receiving weatherization assistance (including barriers to making such repairs), and recommendations for how such impediments should be addressed..

(b)

Administrative provisions

Section 417 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6867) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by inserting , including reports or answers regarding systemic impediments to carrying out the weatherization program authorized by this part (including reports or answers on the average time it takes to complete weatherization assistance for individual dwelling units and reports or answers on the approval and disapproval of requests for such weatherization assistance) after to carry out their functions under this part;

(2)

in subsection (b), by inserting , including records tracking the time it takes to complete weatherization assistance provided for by such project for each dwelling unit, and records tracking approval and disapproval of requests for weatherization assistance, including reasons for such a disapproval and what form, if any, of follow-up occurs regarding such a disapproval after effective financial audit and performance evaluation of such project; and

(3)

in subsection (c), by inserting , including records required under subsection (b) after pertinent to the financial assistance received under this part.

(c)

Annual report

Section 421 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6871) is amended by adding Such report shall include any findings, determinations, and recommendations of the Secretary regarding systemic impediments to carrying out the weatherization assistance program under this part resulting from an evaluation required by section 416. after section 416..