Weatherization Rules and Regulations Resources

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Federal regulations provide the framework for the Weatherization Assistance Program. These rules and regulations give state and local weatherization programs guidelines to provide the energy efficiency improvements to low-income dwellings. 

Legislation

TitleDate Issued

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5 

February 17, 2009

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Public Law 110-140

December 19, 2007

Energy Act of 2005, Public Law 109- 58

August 8, 2005

Energy Act of 2000, Public Law 106- 469

October 19, 2000

State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act (SEEPIA), Public Law 101-440

1990

Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984, Public Law 98-558

October 30, 1984

Job Training Partnership Act, Public Law 97-300October 13, 1982

Energy Security Act (ESA), Title V, Subtitle E, Public Law 96-299

June 30, 1980

National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA), Title II, Part 2, Public Law 95-619

November 9, 1978

Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976 (Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act), Public Law 94-385 

August 14, 1976

Regulations

TitleEffective DateDescription
10 CFR Part 200 and Part 910, Final Rule published September 24, 2015October 26, 2015Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

10 CFR Part 440, Interim Final Rule published March 11, 2010

Final Rule published June 7, 2010, effective on July 7, 2010Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons: Maintaining the Privacy of Applicants for and Recipients of Services
10 CFR Part 400, Final Rule, published January 25, 2010effective February 24, 2010Amended the eligibility provisions applicable to multi-unit buildings
10 CFR Part 440, Final Rulepublished and effective on March 25, 2009Amended program to include the U.S. Territories and Puerto Rico
40 CFR Part 745, Final Rule, published April 22, 2008June 23, 2008EPA Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
10 CFR Part 440, Direct Final Rule, published June 22, 2006August 21, 2006Implemented changes mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005

10 CFR Part 440, Interim Final Rule, published December 8, 2000

January 8, 2001Implemented changes to improve operation of the program that evolved since the last rulemaking in 1995
10 CFR Part 440, Interim Final Rule, published June 5, 1995July 5, 1995Implemented changes to the allocation formula
10 CFR Part 440, Final Rule, published March 4, 1993 Implemented changes mandated by SEEPIA

10 CFR Part 440, Interim Final Rule, published December 5, 1985

January 6, 1986Implemented changes mandated by the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984
10 CFR Part 440, Interim Final Rule, published January 4, 1985February 4, 1985 

10 CFR Part 440, Final Rule, published January 27, 1984

February 27, 1984 

10 CFR Part 440, Amendment to Interim Rule, 2

published and effective March 3, 1982Made changes mandated by section 573 of ESA

10 CFR, Amendment to Interim Rule, published June 1, 1981

July 1, 1981Made changes to the Interim Rule mandated by ESA

10 CFR Part 440, Interim Rule

published and effective February 27, 1980 

10 CFR Part 440, Final Rule, published August 29, 1979

  

10 CFR Part 440, Final Rule, published May 31, 1979

July 2, 1979Amended the regulations as mandated by NECPA

10 CFR Part 440, Final Rule, 

published and effective January 2, 1979Amended regulations based on the experience gained during the first year of the WAP
10 CFR Part 440, Establishment of Regulations, Final Rule, published June 1, 1977May 25, 1977