Web-Based Certification

For each covered facility, an agency is required to use a Web-based tracking system to certify compliance with the requirements for energy and water evaluations under 42 U.S.C. § 8253(f)(3), implementation of identified energy and water measures under 42 U.S.C. § 8253(f)(4), and follow-up on implemented measures under 42 U.S.C. § 8253(f)(5).

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(7) Web-based certification—

(A) In general—

For each facility that meets the criteria established by the Secretary under paragraph (2)(B), the energy manager shall use the Web-based tracking system under subparagraph (B) to certify compliance with the requirements for—

(i) energy and water evaluations under paragraph (3);

(ii) implementation of identified energy and water measures under paragraph (4); and

(iii) follow-up on implemented measures under paragraph (5).

(B) Deployment—

(i) In general, not later than one year after December 19, 2007, the Secretary shall develop and deploy a Web-based tracking system required under this paragraph in a manner that tracks, at a minimum—

(I) the covered facilities;

(II) the status of meeting the requirements specified in subparagraph (A);

(III) the estimated cost and savings for measures required to be implemented in a facility;

(IV) the measured savings and persistence of savings for implemented measures; and (V) the benchmarking information disclosed under paragraph (8)(C).

(ii) Ease of compliance. The Secretary shall ensure that energy manager compliance with the requirements in this paragraph, to the maximum extent practicable—

(I) can be accomplished with the use of streamlined procedures and templates that minimize the time demands on Federal employees; and

(II) is coordinated with other applicable energy reporting requirements.

(C) Availability— (i) In general Subject to clause (ii), the Secretary shall make the Web-based tracking system required under this paragraph available to Congress, other Federal agencies, and the public through the Internet.

(ii) Exemptions at the request of a Federal agency, the Secretary may exempt specific data for specific facilities from disclosure under clause (i) for national security purposes.