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which gives me small comfort. The International Energy Agreement was designed to remedy this situation by putting governments in control but, unfortunately, these responsibilities appear to have been delegated back to the oil companies, whose meetings are cloaked in secrecy. I note that the Secretary's lengthy statement does not include this information, but I hope that the Secretary, as part of the summary of his testimony, will include this information.
Testimony begins on p. 60.] (The text of H.R. 1004 and a departmental report thereon follow:]
H. R. 1004
To authorize appropriations to the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission pursuant to section 660 of the Department of
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JANUARY 18, 1979 Mr. DINGELL (for himself, Mr. UDALL, and Mr. FUQUA) introduced the following
bill which was referred as follows: Titles I and II to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce; Title III to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs; Title IV concurrently to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs and Interstate and Foreign Commerce; Title V concurrently to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs, Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and Science and Technology; Title VI concurrently to the Committees on Interstate and Foreign Commerce and Science and Technology; and Titles VII and VIII concurrently to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs, International Relations, Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and Science and Technology.
A BILL To authorize appropriations to the Department of Energy and
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pursuant to section 660 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, and for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That this Act may be cited as the “Department of Energy 4 Civilian Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1979".
4 Sec. 101. (a) The purpose of this title is to authorize 5 appropriations to the Department of Energy and the Federal 6 Energy Regulatory Commission for fiscal year 1979, pursu7 ant to section 660 of the Department of Energy Organization
8 Act, to carry out functions under
(1) the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, the Energy Conservation and Production Act, the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974,
the Federal Power Act, and the Natural Gas Act, and
(2) other laws relating to petroleum and natural gas, the regulation of interstate transmission of power, the regulation of facilities of, and the use and applica
tion of, nuclear and nonnuclear energy sources and re
18 sources, including renewable sources of energy. 19 (b) Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize 20 the appropriation or use of funds for research and develop21 ment purposes or for the testing or production of atomic 22 weapons or any other nuclear weapons activity.
SEC. 102. There are authorized to be appropriated to
3 the Department of Energy for the fiscal year ending Septem4 ber 30, 1979, to carry out the functions assigned to5
(1) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
not to exceed
(A) $22,065,000 for gas regulation and oil
functions, of which not to exceed $3,790,000 is to
be available for the purpose of improving administrative procedures and taking other actions to reduce and prevent any backlog within the Com
mission of filings, cases, and other matters;
tion, and compliance, enforcement, and policy and
(D) $60,050,000 for oil pricing and allocation, compliance, and administrative proceedings and review functions, and policy and management functions relating thereto; and
(E) $8,775,000 for policy and management functions relating to the functions provided for under subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C); (3) the Energy Information Administration, not to
exceed $56,436,000, of which not