|(a) In addition to cost principles and administrative
requirements listed in §1.402 in Chapter 1 of this title (relating
to Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements), Subrecipients
administering DOE programs must also adhere to 10 CFR Part 440, 10
CFR Part 600, active DOE WAP Program Notices/Memorandums, NREL Standard
Work Specifications, and the applicable International Residential
(b) WAP Policy Advisory Council. In accordance with
Tex. Gov't Code, §2110.005 and 10 CFR §440.17, the Department
shall establish the Weatherization Assistance Program Policy Advisory
Council (WAP PAC), with which it will consult prior to the submission
of the annual plan and award of funds to DOE.
(c) Adjusted Average Expenditure Per Dwelling Unit.
Expenditures of financial assistance provided under DOE-WAP funding
for the Weatherization services for labor, weatherization materials,
and program support shall not exceed the DOE adjusted average expenditure
limit for the current Program Year per Dwelling Unit as provided by
DOE, and as cited in the Contract, without special agreement via an
approved waiver from the Department.
(d) Electric Base Load Measures. DOE has approved the
inclusion of selected Electric Base Load (EBL) measures as part of
the Weatherization of eligible residential units. Refrigerator usage
data must be obtained either by metering the appliance for a minimum
of two (2) hours or from a DOE approved tool when calculating the
(e) Energy Audit Procedures.
(1) SIR for the Energy Audit procedures will determine
the installation of allowable Weatherization measures. The Weatherization
measures must result in energy cost savings over the lifetime of the
measure(s), discounted to present value, that equal or exceed the
cost of materials, and installation. An Energy Audit may consist of
Incidental Repairs, Energy-Saving Measures (starting with Duct Sealing
and Infiltration Reduction), and Health and Safety Measures. All Energy-Saving
Measures must rank with an SIR of one or greater. The total Cumulative
SIR, prior to Health and Safety measures, must be a one or greater
in order to weatherize the dwelling unit.
(2) The Energy Audit has not been approved for multifamily
buildings containing 25 or more units. A Subrecipient that proposes
weatherizing a building containing 25 or more units must receive approval
from the Department prior to beginning any Weatherization activity.
(3) Energy Auditors must use the established R-values
for existing measures provided in the International Energy Conservation
Code (IECC when entering data into the Energy Audit. Subrecipient
must follow minimum requirements set in the applicable IRC or jurisdictions
authorized by state law to adopt later editions.
(4) A Subrecipient utilizing the Energy Audit must
enter into the audit all materials and labor measures proposed to
(f) Priority List Procedures. Subrecipient is limited
to Weatherization measures as detailed in the DOE approved Priority
List. Measures must be addressed according to the instructions in
the Weatherization Contract, Priority List criteria, and the Department's
DOE Priority List policies and procedures.