(a)As used in this chapter, unless otherwise provided or indicated by the context, the term the “Department” means the Department of Energy or any component thereof, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
(b)As used in this chapter
(1) reference to “function” includes reference to any duty, obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, and activity, or the plural thereof, as the case may be; and
(2) reference to “perform”, when used in relation to functions, includes the undertaking, fulfillment, or execution of any duty or obligation; and the exercise of power, authority, rights, and privileges.
(c)As used in this chapter, “Federal lease” means an agreement which, for any consideration, including but not limited to, bonuses, rents, or royalties conferred and covenants to be observed, authorizes a person to explore for, or develop, or produce (or to do any or all of these) oil and gas, coal, oil shale, tar sands, and geothermal resources on lands or interests in lands under Federal jurisdiction.
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a), (b), and (c), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–91, Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 565, as amended, known as the Department of Energy Organization Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
Short Title of 1997 Amendment
Pub. L. 105–28, § 1,July 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 245, provided that: “This Act [amending sections
7234 of this title and repealing section
776 of Title
15, Commerce and Trade] may be cited as the ‘Department of Energy Standardization Act of 1997’.”
Short Title of 1990 Amendment
Pub. L. 101–271, § 1,Apr. 11, 1990, 104 Stat. 135, provided that: “This Act [amending section
7171 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
7171 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Member Term Act of 1990’.”
Section 1 ofPub. L. 95–91provided: “That this Act [enacting this chapter and section
916 of Title
7, Agriculture, amending sections
6839 of this title, section
19 of Title
3, The President, sections
5316 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, section
1701z–8 of Title
12, Banks and Banking, and sections
2002 of Title
15, Commerce and Trade, repealing sections
5818 of this title and sections
786 of Title
15, enacting provisions set out as a note under section
2201 of this title, and repealing provisions set out as a note under section
761 of Title
15] may be cited as the ‘Department of Energy Organization Act’.”
For short title of part E of title XXXI of div. C of Pub. L. 101–510, which enacted subchapter XIII of this chapter, as the “Department of Energy Science Education Enhancement Act”, see section 3161 ofPub. L. 101–510, set out as a note under section
7381 of this title.
For short title of part A of title V of Pub. L. 103–382, which enacted subchapter XIV of this chapter, as the “Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act of 1994”, see section 511 ofPub. L. 103–382, set out as a note under section
7382 of this title.
For short title of subtitle D of title XXXI of div. C of Pub. L. 106–65, which enacted subchapter XV of this chapter, as the “Department of Energy Facilities Safeguards, Security, and Counterintelligence Enhancement Act of 1999”, see section 3141 ofPub. L. 106–65, set out as a note under section
7383 of this title.
For short title of section
1 [div. C, title XXXVI] of Pub. L. 106–398, which enacted subchapter XVI of this chapter, as the “Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000”, see section
1 [div. C, title XXXVI, § 3601] of Pub. L. 106–398, set out as a note under section
7384 of this title.
Executive Order No. 12083
Ex. Ord. No. 12083, Sept. 27, 1978, 43 F.R. 44813, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12121, Feb. 26, 1979, 44 F.R. 11195; Ex. Ord. No. 12148, July 20, 1979, 44 F.R. 43239, which established the Energy Coordinating Committee and provided for its membership, functions, etc., was revoked by Ex. Ord. No. 12379, § 20, Aug. 17, 1982, 47 F.R. 36100, set out as a note under section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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