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Title: Alternative fuel vehicle rules under the Energy Policy Act of 1992

Abstract

In the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), Congress indicated its desire to make alternative fuel vehicles viable options for vehicle operators. In order for this to occur, Congress chose to jump-start the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and alternative fuels by requiring fleets to acquire AFVs starting as early as 1993. These fleet mandates are broken down into several major categories: (1) Federal fleets, (2) state fleets, (3) alterative fuel provider fleets, and (4) private and local government fleets. While implementation of the Federal fleet mandate required no further actions before initiation, the other fleet mandates required the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop specialized regulations. In addition, prior to requiring AFV fleet acquisitions by private and local government fleets, DOE is required to conduct several key studies. DOE is also required to develop a method of allocating credits for AFV acquisitions earlier than or in excess of the mandated requirements. The regulations impact acquisitions starting in late 1995, and specify the criteria for determining whether a fleet is covered by these rules and under what circumstances exemptions will be granted. They allow flexibility in the acquisition of new AFVs via purchase, lease, or conversion, andmore » provide a minimum of restrictions on their use. In addition, they provide for reporting mechanisms so that compliance can be verified.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Alternative Fuels
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
170316
Report Number(s):
CONF-950152-
TRN: IM9605%%335
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Petro-Safe `95 conference and exhibition, Houston, TX (United States), 31 Jan - 2 Feb 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Petro-Safe `95: 6. Annual environmental, safety and health conference and exhibition for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Book 3: AFV `95 and Production economics `95 conference papers; PB: 198 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; US NATIONAL ENERGY PLAN; COMPLIANCE; VEHICLES; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; US DOE; OWNERSHIP; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; CLEAN AIR ACTS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; STATE GOVERNMENT

Citation Formats

Katz, K.R. Alternative fuel vehicle rules under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Katz, K.R. Alternative fuel vehicle rules under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. United States.
Katz, K.R. Sun . "Alternative fuel vehicle rules under the Energy Policy Act of 1992". United States.
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abstractNote = {In the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), Congress indicated its desire to make alternative fuel vehicles viable options for vehicle operators. In order for this to occur, Congress chose to jump-start the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and alternative fuels by requiring fleets to acquire AFVs starting as early as 1993. These fleet mandates are broken down into several major categories: (1) Federal fleets, (2) state fleets, (3) alterative fuel provider fleets, and (4) private and local government fleets. While implementation of the Federal fleet mandate required no further actions before initiation, the other fleet mandates required the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop specialized regulations. In addition, prior to requiring AFV fleet acquisitions by private and local government fleets, DOE is required to conduct several key studies. DOE is also required to develop a method of allocating credits for AFV acquisitions earlier than or in excess of the mandated requirements. The regulations impact acquisitions starting in late 1995, and specify the criteria for determining whether a fleet is covered by these rules and under what circumstances exemptions will be granted. They allow flexibility in the acquisition of new AFVs via purchase, lease, or conversion, and provide a minimum of restrictions on their use. In addition, they provide for reporting mechanisms so that compliance can be verified.},
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