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Fleet Requirements By Regulation

The summaries below outline Federal fleet requirements by regulation and are listed in chronological order to demonstrate how Federal fleet requirements evolved over time. Both current and revoked/superseded regulations are included with all revoked requirements noted as such. Regulations include a summary with links to additional requirement information. The full text of this requirements timeline is also available as a downloadable document.

 

2009: Executive Order 13514

Requirements: Agencies are now required to measure and develop an agency-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target for 2020 based on 2008 baseline. GHG reductions must include 'scope 1' and 'scope 2' emissions as well as exempt vehicles and equipment.

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2008: National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 (NDAA 2008)

Section 30B of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code provides definitions of fuel cell, advanced lean-burn technology, and hybrid vehicles. EPAct 1992 AFV acquisition credits will be awarded to Federal agencies for acquiring these newly defined AFVs beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2009.

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2008: OMB Transportation Scorecard Metric Modification

Requirements: Agencies are evaluated on the reduction of waivers received annually under Section 701 of EPAct 2005.

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2007: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007)

Requirements: Language similar to Executive Order 13423 is included in EISA 2007 Section 142 (DOE is required to conduct a rulemaking to clarify).

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2007: Executive Order 13423

Requirements: Agencies are required to reduce annual petroleum consumption 2% annually and increase non-petroleum fuel use 10% annually through the year 2015, both relative to a 2005 baseline. Agencies must acquire plug-in hybrid vehicles when they are commercially available and reasonably priced.

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2005: OMB Transportation Scorecards

Requirements: Agencies are required to submit planned petroleum reduction initiatives to OMB twice annually. These initiatives, along with compliance of EPAct 1992 and Executive Order 13423, are evaluated.

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2005: Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005)

Requirements: Section 701 of EPAct 2005 requires dual-fuel AFVs to use alternative fuel 100% of the time unless the agency receives a waiver from DOE due to unavailability or unreasonable expense of the alternative fuel.

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2004: AFDC Expansion

Actions: DOE expanded the content of the AFDC beyond alternative fuels to cover the range of options useful to fleets for reducing petroleum use, including hybrid electric vehicles, higher fuel economy, reduction of vehicle miles traveled (VMT), truck idle reduction, and other measures.

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2000: Executive Order 13149

Requirements: Required agencies to comply with EPAct 1992; reduce petroleum consumption 20% by 2005, use alternative fuel in AFVs more than 50% of the time the vehicles were in operation. Revoked by E.O. 13423.

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1998: Energy Conservation and Reauthorization Act of 1998

Requirements: ECRA required that Federal fleets submit an annual report on compliance to Congress - this was not a requirement prior to the enactment of this legislation. Also, DOE was required to issue rulemaking to establish the biodiesel credit procedures.

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1996: Executive Order 13031

Requirements: Required agencies to submit annual compliance reports and to advise the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on their compliance with EPAct 1992. Revoked by E.O. 13149.

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1993: Executive Order 12844

Requirements: Required agencies to adopt aggressive plans to exceed the AFV-acquisition requirements established under section 303(b) of EPAct 1992, and to report annually to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on their actions and progress (sections 1 and 6). DOE was tasked with preparing a consolidated annual report to the President and Congress on implementation of the Executive Order. Superseded by E.O. 13031.

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1992: Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992)

Requirements: Certain percentages of Federal light-duty vehicle acquisitions in metropolitan statistical areas must be AFVs. The current requirement of 75% of acquisitions became effective in 1999.

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1991: Interagency Committee for Alternative Fuels and Low-Emission Vehicles (INTERFUEL)

Actions: In response to the "Clean-Fuel Fleet Vehicle" program established by the Clean Air Act of 1990, Federal fleet managers began to work with each other to understand the statutory requirements.
Learn more about the INTERFUEL Working Group.

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1991: Executive Order 12759

Requirements: Required the maximum number practicable of vehicles acquired by the Federal fleet to be AFVs (section 11). Revoked in 1994 and 1999 by subsequent executive orders.

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1990: Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

Requirements: Required all fleets to meet State Implementation Plan requirements for the purchase of clean-fuel fleet vehicles under the Clean-Fuel Fleet Vehicle Program.

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1988: Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 (AMFA)

Requirements: The first significant legislation to impose alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) requirements on Federal fleets. Required fleets to acquire "the maximum number practicable" of light-duty cars and trucks that were dedicated or dual-fuel vehicles powered by alcohol fuel or natural gas.

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