H.R. 362 would amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to add energy emergency and energy security functions to the duties assigned by the Secretary to assistant secretaries in the Department of Energy (DOE). Those assistant secretaries also would provide energy security-related technical support and response assistance to state, local, and tribal governments.
Using information from DOE, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 362 would not affect the federal budget because the bill would not affect the scope or cost of DOE’s activities related to energy emergencies or security.