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[121 STAT. 1749]
[121 STAT. 1749]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

121 STAT. 1749

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‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of the Green Jobs Act of 2007, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall establish an energy efficiency and renewable energy worker training program under which the Secretary shall carry out the activities described in paragraph (2) to achieve the purposes of this subsection. ‘‘(B) ELIGIBILITY.—For purposes of providing assistance and services under the program established under this subsection— ‘‘(i) target populations of eligible individuals to be given priority for training and other services shall include— ‘‘(I) workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy; ‘‘(II) individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries; ‘‘(III) veterans, or past and present members of reserve components of the Armed Forces; ‘‘(IV) unemployed individuals; ‘‘(V) individuals, including at-risk youth, seeking employment pathways out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency; and ‘‘(VI) formerly incarcerated, adjudicated, nonviolent offenders; and ‘‘(ii) energy efficiency and renewable energy industries eligible to participate in a program under this subsection include— ‘‘(I) the energy-efficient building, construction, and retrofits industries; ‘‘(II) the renewable electric power industry; ‘‘(III) the energy efficient and advanced drive train vehicle industry; ‘‘(IV) the biofuels industry; ‘‘(V) the deconstruction and materials use industries; ‘‘(VI) the energy efficiency assessment industry serving the residential, commercial, or industrial sectors; and ‘‘(VII) manufacturers that produce sustainable products using environmentally sustainable processes and materials. ‘‘(2) ACTIVITIES.— ‘‘(A) NATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM.—Under the program established under paragraph (1), the Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where appropriate, shall collect and analyze labor market data to track workforce trends resulting from energy-related initiatives carried out under this subsection. Activities carried out under this paragraph shall include— ‘‘(i) tracking and documentation of academic and occupational competencies as well as future skill needs with respect to renewable energy and energy efficiency technology;

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