Energy Expenditure Reporting
The Senate Appropriations
Committee Report accompanying the FY 1997 Treasury, Postal Service,
and General Government appropriation bill included a provision requiring
departments and agencies to provide the Committee with two distinct
reports on energy consumption and efficiency. The first, to accompany
or shortly follow Congressional budget materials for FY 1998 and subsequent
years, is a report on energy costs and energy-savings activities.
In addition, the Committee requires a separate one-time report from
each agency by March 31, 1997, containing figures for actual FY 1996
energy use, a strategy and plan for improving energy efficiency, and
strategy for implementing a centralized facilities energy cost accounting
system. OMB issued guidance to agencies on February 4, 1997 for submitting
these reports. The following documents reproduce that guidance and
also present various portions of the guidance memorandum and attachments,
separated for easier printing.