Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act

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Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to amend Public Law 93-60 to increase the authorization for appropriations to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance with Section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and for other purposes.
Acronyms (colloquial) EPAA
Enacted by the 93rd United States Congress
Effective November 26, 1973
Citations
Public Law 93-158
Statutes at Large 87 Stat. 627
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 2645 by John O. Pastore (DRI) on November 2, 1973
  • Committee consideration by Senate Joint Atomic Energy
  • Passed the Senate on November 9, 1973 (passed)
  • Passed the House on November 13, 1973 (passed, in lieu of H.R. 11216)
  • Signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on November 26, 1973

The Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973 (EPAA) was a U.S. law that required the President to promulgate regulations to allocate and control price of petroleum products in response to the 1973 oil crisis.

It was extended by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975. The regulations were withdrawn by President Reagan in Executive Order 12287 of January 28, 1981.