Fleet Management

These laws and requirements are related to fleet management.

Alternative Fuel Use
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Alternative Fuel Sources

Alternative Fuel Sources under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(3)(F) says that at least 50% of the alternative fuels used in vehicles is to be derived from domestic feedstocks.

Alternative Fuel Stations: Public Accessibility

Alternative Fueling Stations: Public Accessibility under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(c) says that refueling sites providing alternative fuels to agencies must be accessible to the public when feasible.

Alternative Fuel Stations: Public Accessibility (2)

Alternative Fuel Stations: Public Accessibility (2) under 42 U.S.C. § 13213(a) says that refueling stations providing alternative fuels to agencies are to be accessible to the public when feasible.

Alternative Fuel Stations: Quantity

Alternative Fuel Stations: Quality under 42 U.S.C. § 17053(a)(c) says that each agency shall install at least one renewable fuel pump at each Federal fleet fueling center.

Alternative Fuel Use: Procurement

Alternative Fuel Use: Procurement under 42 U.S.C. § 17142 says that agencies are prohibited from procuring synfuel unless its life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are less than those for conventional petroleum sources.

Alternative Fuel Use: Target (1)

Alternative Fuel Use: Target (1) under 42 U.S.C. § 6374e(a) says that not later than October 15, 2015, and for each year thereafter, that Federal fleets are to achieve at least a 10% increase in annual alternative fuel consumption, as calculated from a fiscal year (FY) 2005 baseline.

Definitions

Definitions under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(c) defines the following terms: acquired, alternative fuel, alternative fuel vehicle, dedicated vehicle, and heavy-duty vehicle.

Duel-Fuel Vehicle Operations

Dual-Fuel Vehicle Operations under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(3)(E) says that dual-fuled vehicles acquired are to operated on alternative fuels unless an agency qualifies for and receives a waiver from this requirement from the Secretary.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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Alternative Fuel Use by Light-Duty Federal Vehicles

Alternative Fuel Use by Light-Duty Federal Vehicles under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(4) says that vehicle acquisitions by agencies should be coordinated with acquisitions of alternative fuel vehicles by state and local governments when feasible.

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Cost

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Cost under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(1)-(2) says that the acquisition of an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) is considered practical unless the initial cost of the AFV exceeds the initial cost of a comparable gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicle by at least 5%.

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Greenhouse Gas Requirement

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Greenhouse Gas Requirement under 42 U.S.C. § 13212(f)(2) says that Federal agency should not acquire a light-duty vehicle or a medium-duty passenger vehicle that is not a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting vehicle.

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Target

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Target under 42 U.S.C. § 13212(b)(1)-(2) says that at least 75% of the vehicles acquired by a Federal fleet are required to be alternative fuel vehicles.

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Use Requirements (1)

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Use Requirements (1) under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(3)(A)-(D) says that agencies are to purchase, to the maximum extend feasible, dedicated and dual-fueled vehicles and to ensure that each type of alternative fuel vehicle is used by the Federal Government.

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Use Requirements (2)

Alternative Vehicle Acquisition: Use Requirements (2) under 42 U.S.C. § 16122(b) says that by January 1, 2010, agencies that use a light- or heavy-duty vehicle fleet should lease or purchase fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen energy systems to meet energy-savings goals.

Demonstration Vehicles

Demonstration Vehicles under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(d) says that when purchasing alternative fuel vehicles for demonstration purposes, agencies will not exceed the cost to off a comparable gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicle for half of the demonstration vehicles.

Vehicle Acquistions

Acquisitions of vehicles under this section shall, to the extent practicable, be coordinated with acquisitions of alternative fueled vehicles by state and local governments.

Vehicle Manufacturing Location

Vehicle Manufacturing Location under 42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(3)(G) says that vehicles acquired by Federal agencies are to be manufactured in the United States or Canada.

Fleet Reduction and Management
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Agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan under 42 U.S.C. § 6374e(b) says that through their petroleum reduction plan, agencies can employ strategies such as using alternative fuels, acquiring high fuel-economy vehicles (such as hybrid, neighborhood electric, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) if they are commercially available, substituting cars for light trucks, increasing vehicle load factors, decreasing vehicle miles traveled, and decreasing fleet size.

Non-Essential Vehicles

Agencies must continue to meet statutory fleet management requirements, including petroleum reduction, acquisition of alternative fueled and low-emitting vehicles, and use of alternative fuel.

Petroleum Consumption Reduction
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Fleet Petroleum Reduction Requirement (1)

Fleet Petroleum Reduction Requirement (1) under 42 U.S.C. § 6374e(a) says that not later than October 1, 2015, and for each year thereafter, Federal fleets are to achieve at least a 20% reduction in annual petroleum consumption as calculated from a fiscal year (FY) 2005 baseline.