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Title: Standby Gasoline Rationing Plan. Contingency gasoline rationing regulations

Standby Gasoline Rationing Plan. Contingency gasoline rationing regulations The Economic Regulatory Administration issues final rules with respect to standby gasoline rationing. The plan is designed for and would be used only in the event of a severe gasoline shortage. The plan provides that eligibility for ration allotments will be primarily on the basis of motor vehicle registrations. DOE will mail government ration checks to the parties named in a national vehicle registration file to be maintained by DOE. Ration recipients may cash these checks for ration coupons at various designated coupon issuance points. Retail outlets and other suppliers will be required to redeem the ration coupons received in exchange for gasoline sold. Supplemental gas will be given to high-priority activities. A ration banking system will be established with two separate and distinct of ration accounts: retail outlets and other suppliers will open redemption accounts for the deposit of redeemed ration rights; and individuals or firms may open ration rights accounts, which will operate in much the same manner as monetary checking accounts. A white market will be permitted for the sale of transfer of ration rights. A percentage of the total ration rights to be issued will be reserved for distribution to the states as a State Ration more » Reserve, to be used by the states primarily for the relief of hardship. A National Ration Reserave will also be established. All sections of the Standby Gasoline Rationing Regulations are analyzed. (MCW) « less
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OSTI Identifier:6307185
Report Number(s):DOE/ERA-0045
Resource Type:Technical Report
Data Type:
Research Org:Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA). Economic Regulatory Administration
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ALLOCATIONS; EMERGENCY PLAN; ENERGY SHORTAGES; GASOLINE; ACCOUNTING; AUTOMOBILES; BUSES; CONSUMER PROTECTION; EQUIPMENT; LAND TRANSPORT; MOBILE HOMES; MOTORCYCLES; REGULATIONS; TRUCKS; US DOE; USA; FUELS; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SAFETY; TRANSPORT; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES 291000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation; 293000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 320203 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Land & Roadway