H.R.1622 - To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles.

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  • Official: To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles. as introduced.

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Result: Passed - July 21, 2009

Roll call number 598 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1622 To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles

 

Official Summary

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) conduct a five-year program of natural gas vehicle research, development, and demonstration; (2) coordinate with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding such program; (3) coordinate with the natural gas vehicle i

Official Summary

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to:
(1) conduct a five-year program of natural gas vehicle research, development, and demonstration;
(2) coordinate with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding such program;
(3) coordinate with the natural gas vehicle industry to ensure cooperation between the public and the private sector; and
(4) report to Congress on implementing such program. Includes among program objectives:
(1) the continued improvement and development of new, cleaner, more efficient light-, medium-, and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle engines for onroad and offroad applications;
(2) the development and improvement of nationally recognized standards for the safe operation of natural gas vehicles and their components;
(3) improvement in the reliability and efficiency of, and certification of, natural gas fueling station infrastructure;
(4) the improvement of existing natural gas fuel storage systems and the development of new storage materials; and
(5) the use of natural gas engines in hybrid vehicles. Authorizes appropriations.

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