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Here you will find U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guidance documents under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the U.S. Department of Energy and the State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program for states, local governments, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian Tribal governments are provided for the following topics:
- Buy American
- Davis-Bacon Act
- Historic Preservation
- National Environmental Policy Act and Waste Stream Management
- Recovery Act Monitoring and Reporting
More program guidance documents by year are available on the State Energy Program Guidance and Energy Conservation Block Grant Program Guidance pages. Weatherization Assistance Program guidance documents are available on the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center website.
Find guidance documents for Buy American provisions of the 2009 Recovery Act on the DOE Recovery Act website.
The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act outlined guidance for the Weatherization Assistance Program, SEP, and EECBG.
For more information on the Davis-Bacon Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division or call the DOL Wage-Hour Toll-Free Information and Helpline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in every time zone: 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243).
10-005A Guidance: Davis-Bacon Requirements for Rebates
Davis-Bacon Act Requirements for Recovery Act-Funded Rebate, Grant and Financing Programs for Individual Homeowners Conducted Under the State Energy Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program and Appliance Rebate Program. Revised April 7, 2010
10-012 Guidance: Davis-Bacon Requirements for Weatherization Work
Davis-Bacon Act Wage Rates for ARRA-Funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Projects Including Residential Weatherization Work. Effective May 6, 2010.
Davis-Bacon Semi-annual Labor Compliance Report
Draft Sample Collection Instrument, OMB Control Number 1910-New
In 2010, DOE, in coordination with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, developed a prototype Programmatic Agreement to address its historic preservation requirement for SEP, EECBG, and Weatherization Assistance Program. View State Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreements executed by DOE, state historic preservation officers, and state energy offices.
- Prototype Programmatic Agreement Between DOE, State Energy Offices, and State Historic Preservation Offices
- Historic Preservation DOE Program Guidance
- ACHP Letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu on February 5, 2010
- Delegation of Authority Regarding Section 106 Review of Undertakings
- Protection of Historic Properties Act, 36 CFR Part 800
National Environmental Policy Act
These documents outline how recipients of SEP and EECBG funds can comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider environmental impacts of their proposed actions.
National Energy Policy Act Guide for State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Projects
SEP Program Notice 10-001 and EECBG Program Notice 10-003 effective December 16, 2009
Guidance on Waste Stream Conditions for Projects Funded Through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
EECBG Program Notice 10-010 takes effect February 22, 2010
Questions and Answers About NEPA Compliance
Frequently asked questions from state and local governments about NEPA compliance.
Example SEP Narrative Worksheet
DOE published this example SEP Narrative Worksheet that includes environmental considerations for NEPA compliance.
Template for Expedited NEPA Review - State Energy Program
DOE published this explanation of and application for expedited NEPA review of certain SEP projects.
Template for Expedited NEPA Review - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
DOE published this explanation of and application for expedited NEPA review of certain EECBG projects.
Recovery Act Monitoring and Reporting
DOE published the following monitoring and reporting guidance documents for states, local governments, weatherization agencies, Indian Tribes, and overseas U.S. territories that received Recovery Act grants. In some cases, DOE combined guidance documents for SEP, EECBG, and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
Monitoring Plan for the Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
This revised guidance is in effect since June 30, 2010.
Appendix of Compliance Checklists
This document lists checklists for desktop and on-site procedures for monitoring DOE grants funded under the Recovery Act. Revised October 22, 2010.
EECBG 10-07B Recovery Act Reporting Requirements
EECBG Program Notice 10-07B effective September 17, 2010
EECBG 10-07B Reporting Guidance Process Metric List
EECBG Program Notice 10-07B Attachment
SEP 10-06A Recovery Act Reporting Requirements
SEP Program Notice 10-06A effective September 20, 2010
SEP 10-06A Reporting Guidance Process Metric List
SEP Program Notice 10-06A Attachment
Weatherization Program Notice 10-13A: Recovery Act Reporting Requirements
WAP Program Notice 10-13A effective September 29, 2010.
DOE Recovery Act Jobs Creation Reporting Requirements
Weatherization Assistance Program Notice 10-14A, SEP Program Notice 10-07A, and EECBG Program Notice 10-08A effective September 29, 2010.
Spreadsheet for states, local governments, weatherization agencies, Indian tribes, and overseas U.S. territories receiving grants under the Recovery Act to calculate job creation from projects funded by those grants.