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Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Federal Regulations

The attached document provides the enabling legislation for the DOE WAP per 42 USC Sec. 6861 01/19/04.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is expanding the definition of ‘‘State’’ under the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons and amending the financial assistance allocation procedure to reflect the expanded definition. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended the Weatherization Assistance Program definition of ‘‘State’’ to include the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the other territories and possessions of the United States. Consistent with the statutory amendment, DOE is amending the regulatory definition of ‘‘State,’’ and amending the allocation procedure relied on to calculate the amount of financial assistance received by each State so as to include American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Further, DOE is amending the Weatherization Assistance Program regulations consistent with recent statutory amendments in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a direct final rule to amend the regulations for the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons to incorporate statutory changes resulting from the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In this direct final rule, DOE defines renewable energy systems eligible for funding in the Weatherization Assistance Program, establishes criteria for performance and quality standards for eligible renewable energy systems, establishes procedures for submission of and action on manufacturer petitions for Secretarial determinations of eligibility of renewable energy technologies and systems, and establishes a ceiling for funding of renewable energy systems in the Weatherization Assistance Program.
 
U.S. Department of Energy -- Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons - 10 CFR Part 440 (February 1, 2002)
These regulations are promulgated to carry out a program of weatherization assistance for low-income persons established by the Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976 as amended in Title II, Part 2, of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act.
This document allows that if a multi-unit building is under an assisted or public housing program and is identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and included on a list published by DOE, that building will meet certain income eligibility requirements, and will also satisfy one or both of the procedural requirements to protect against rent increases and undue or excessive enhancement of the weatherized building, as indicated by the list, under the Weatherization Assistance Program without need for further evaluation or verification.
Implements OMB Circular A-110 on behalf of the Department of Energy and establishes uniform administrative requirements for grants and agreements awarded to institutions of higher education, hospitals, and non-profit and commercial organizations, including grants and cooperative agreements administered by state, local and Indian Tribal governments.
 
This Circular establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions. The principles deal with the subject of cost determination, and make no attempt to identify the circumstances or dictate the extent of agency and institutional participation in the financing of a particular project.
Establishes principles and standards for determining costs for federal awards carried out through grants, cost reimbursement contracts, and other agreements with state and local governments and recognized Indian tribal governments.
This Circular is used by all Federal agencies in determining the costs of work performed by non-profit organizations under grants, cooperative agreements, cost reimbursement contracts, and other contracts in which costs are used in pricing, administration, or settlement.
The Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended in 1996, sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among federal agencies for the audit of States, local governments, and non-profit organizations expending federal funds. Non-federal entities that expend $300,000 or more in a year in federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted.

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration - Davis Bacon Act
This document provides guidance to regional administrators and prime sponsors so that provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act uniformly apply to CETA programs. This document also provides exemptions to Davis-Bacon compliance, including the WAP.
This document establishes guidance for use of LIHEAP eligibility requirements in the WAP and makes several key amendments to the Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976.


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