Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Rule/Law:

42 U.S.C. §§ 6201-6422, as amended

This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to: participate in developing, implementing, and monitoring voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages (Section 252, 42 U.S.C. § 6272);(1) (b) requires the Commission to issue regulations providing that certain household appliances must bear labels showing the products' "energy efficiency ratings" (Section 324, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); (c) vests the Commission under 15 U.S.C. § 2008 with authority to recommend that penalties assessed by the Department of Transportation against automobile manufacturers for violating average fuel economy standards be reduced if payment would result in decreased competition in the automobile industry (Section 301, amending the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2001 et seq.); and (d) gives the Commission certain duties with respect to labeling of recycled oil (Section 383, 42 U.S.C. § 6363).