S.1603 - Open Fuels Standard Act of 2011
A bill to enable transportation fuel competition, consumer choice, and greater use of domestic energy sources in order to reduce our Nation's dependence on foreign oil.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. OPEN FUELS STANDARD.
‘Sec. 32920. Open fuels standard
‘(2) ANNUAL COVERED INVENTORY- The term ‘annual covered inventory’ means the number of automobiles (as defined in section 32901(a)(3)) that a manufacturer, during a given calendar year, manufactures in the United States or imports from outside of the United States, for sale in the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(v) a mixture of biodiesel and diesel fuel meeting the standard established by the American Society for Testing and Materials or under section 211(u) of the Clean Air Act (
42 U.S.C. 7545(u)) for fuel containing 5 percent biodiesel; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) CERTIFICATIONS- Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of the Open Fuels Standard Act of 2011, the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall certify--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) the type and blend of advanced alternative fuel blend that can be utilized by new and existing components of the Nation’s transportation fueling infrastructure for fuel choice-enabled vehicles.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) SMALL MANUFACTURER EXEMPTION- At the request of a manufacturer, the Secretary of Transportation shall exempt the manufacturer from the requirement described in paragraph (1) if the manufacturer’s annual covered inventory is fewer than 10,000.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may establish, by regulation, an open fuels standard credit trading program to allow manufacturers whose annual covered inventory exceeds the requirement described in paragraph (1) to earn credits, which may be sold to manufacturers that are unable to achieve such requirement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) DUAL FUEL CREDIT- Beginning in model year 2018, any automobile used to qualify for the open fuels standard under this subsection cannot be used to receive the dual fuel credit under section 32903.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Fuel Choice Comparison Tool- The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Trade Commission, shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) identifies a single, readily comprehensible metric that allows consumers to evaluate the relative value, energy density, and expected automobile performance of any particular advanced alternative fuel blend; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(d) Study of Fuel Dispensing Infrastructure for Advanced Alternative Fuel Blends- Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of the Open Fuels Standard Act of 2011, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit a report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives that evaluates the need for standardized fueling equipment that facilitates the dispensing of advanced alternative fuel blends to fuel choice-enabling vehicles and prevents such fuel blends from being dispensed to incompatible automobiles.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Rulemaking- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out the amendment made by subsection (a).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink