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115th Congress    }                                   {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                   {        115-457

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TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY TO REVIEW AND UPDATE A REPORT ON THE 
     ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF THE RE-REFINING OF USED 
                            LUBRICATING OIL

                                _______
                                

 December 11, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Walden, from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1733]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Energy and Commerce, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 1733) to direct the Secretary of Energy to 
review and update a report on the energy and environmental 
benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose and Summary..............................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Committee Action.................................................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Oversight Findings and Recommendations...........................     2
New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures     2
Congressional Budget Office Estimate.............................     2
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     3
Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives............     3
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Committee Cost Estimate..........................................     4
Earmark, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff Benefits.......     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     4
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     4
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     5

                          PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

    H.R. 1733 directs the Secretary of Energy to review and 
update a report on the energy and environmental benefit of the 
re-refining of used lubricating oil.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 1733 was introduced by Representative Susan Brooks (R-
IN) on March 27, 2017. The bill requires the Secretary of 
Energy to review and update a report on the energy and 
environmental benefits of re-refining used lubricating oil, 
which was previously authorized under section 1838 of the 
Energy Policy Act of 2005. Recycling used lubricating oil 
provides environmental benefits, reduces energy consumption, 
and produces high quality products for consumers.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    The Committee on Energy and Commerce has not held hearings 
on the legislation.
    On October 26, 2017, the Subcommittee on Energy met in open 
markup session and forwarded H.R. 1733, without amendment, to 
the full Committee by a voice vote. On December 6, 2017, the 
full Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup 
session and ordered H.R. 1733, without amendment, favorably 
reported to the House by a voice vote.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII requires the Committee to list the 
record votes on the motion to report legislation and amendments 
thereto. There were no record votes taken in connection with 
ordering H.R. 1733 reported.

                 OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Pursuant to clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII, the Committee has not held hearings on this 
legislation.

   NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY, ENTITLEMENT AUTHORITY, AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII, the Committee 
finds that H.R. 1733 would result in no new or increased budget 
authority, entitlement authority, or tax expenditures or 
revenues.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ESTIMATE

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(3) of rule XIII, the following is 
the cost estimate provided by the Congressional Budget Office 
pursuant to section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, December 8, 2017.
Hon. Greg Walden,
Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 1733, a bill to 
direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on 
the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of 
used lubricating oil.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Megan 
Carroll.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 1733--A bill to direct the Secretary of Energy to review and 
        update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the 
        re-refining of used lubricating oil

    H.R. 1733 would require the Secretary of Energy, in 
cooperation with the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency and the Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, to review and update a report on the environmental 
and energy-related benefits of re-refining used lubricating 
oil. The bill also would direct the Secretary to develop a 
strategy for increasing the beneficial recycling of such oils.
    Using information from the Department of Energy about the 
historical costs of similar efforts, CBO estimates that the 
affected agencies would spend less than $500,000 to meet the 
bill's requirements. Such spending would be subject to 
appropriation.
    Enacting H.R. 1733 would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1733 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    H.R. 1733 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Megan Carroll. 
The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                       FEDERAL MANDATES STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of Federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act.

         STATEMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general 
performance goal or objective of this legislation is to direct 
the Secretary of Energy review and update a report on the 
energy and environmental benefit of the re-refining of used 
lubricating oil.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII, no provision of 
H.R. 1733 is known to be duplicative of another Federal 
program, including any program that was included in a report to 
Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 or the 
most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                        COMMITTEE COST ESTIMATE

    Pursuant to clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII, the Committee 
adopts as its own the cost estimate prepared by the Director of 
the Congressional Budget Office pursuant to section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

       EARMARK, LIMITED TAX BENEFITS, AND LIMITED TARIFF BENEFITS

    Pursuant to clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI, the 
Committee finds that H.R. 1733 contains no earmarks, limited 
tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, the Committee finds 
that H.R. 1733 contains no directed rule makings.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                  APPLICABILITY TO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act.

             SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF THE LEGISLATION

Section 1. Energy savings from lubricating oil

    This section directs the Secretary of Energy, in 
cooperation with the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency and the Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, to review and update the report prepared pursuant 
to section 1838 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; update data 
that was used in preparing that report in consultation with 
relevant Federal, State, and local agencies and affected 
industry and stakeholder groups; and prepare and submit to 
Congress a coordinated Federal strategy to increase the 
beneficial reuse of used lubricating oil. The Federal strategy 
submitted to Congress shall be consistent with national policy 
as established pursuant to section 2 of the Used Oil Recycling 
Act of 1980 and shall address measures needed to increase the 
responsible collection of used oil; disseminate public 
information concerning sustainable reuse options for used oil; 
and promote sustainable reuse of used oil by Federal agencies, 
recipients of Federal grant funds, entities contracting with 
the Federal Government, and the general public.

         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    This legislation does not amend any existing Federal 
statute.

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