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The Transportation Program Area addresses vehicle fleet management which includes optimizing vehicle maintenance operations, biofuels, pollution prevention tools and techniques including disposal of used oil, and transportation of freight, cargo and household goods. Additionally included are links to software and databases that can model engine effectiveness and demonstrate appropriate pollution prevention techniques.

Executive Order 14057: Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability was signed by President Biden on 8 December 2021.

In relation to energy and environmental performance, EO 14057 states that it is the policy of the United States that the Federal Government leads by example to achieve a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050. Through a whole-of-government approach, the United States will demonstrate how innovation and environmental stewardship can protect our planet, safeguard Federal investments against the effects of climate change, respond to the needs of all of America's communities, and expand American technologies, industries, and jobs.

EO 14057 directs federal facilities to transition Federal procurement and operations towards a focus on clean zero-emission technologies, this includes:

  • Transitioning to a Zero-Emission Fleet. Each agency's light-duty vehicle acquisitions shall be zero-emission vehicles by the end of fiscal year 2027. Each agency with a fleet comprising at least 20 vehicles shall develop and annually update a zero-emission fleet strategy that shall include optimizing fleet size and composition; deploying zero-emission vehicle refueling infrastructure; and maximizing acquisition and deployment of zero-emission light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles where the General Services Administration (GSA) offers one or more zero-emission vehicle options for that vehicle class.

The Implementing Instructions for EO 14057 issued August 2022 provides instructions to Federal agencies regarding the implementation of EO 14057 including agency planning, reporting requirements, and accountability. Transitioning agency vehicles to Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) will cut scope 1 GHG emissions, improve public health, help accelerate a rapidly changing transportation sector, and support the development of the domestic ZEV and EVSE industry.

Targets:

  • 100 percent of light-duty vehicle acquisitions are ZEVs by 2027.
  • 100 percent medium-duty vehicle (MDV) and heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) acquisitions are ZEVs by 2035.
Metrics:
  • ZEVs as percentage of annual light-duty vehicle (LDV) acquisitions.
  • ZEVs as percentage of annual MDV and HDV acquisitions.
Progress Milestones:
  • Agencies will set annual acquisition targets in consultation with CEQ and OMB, beginning in FY 2022.
The ZEV goals and requirements of E.O. 14057, with the exception of the annual Zero-emissions Fleet Strategic Plan requirement, apply to agencies regardless of the number of vehicles in their fleet. The Strategic Plan requirement applies to all agencies that that own, operate, lease, or otherwise control 20 or more non-tactical automobiles or motor vehicles (including light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles) located in the US, regardless of whether the agency's number of total vehicles constitute a vehicle fleet under 42 U.S.C. 13211. An agency's entire fleet of vehicles is subject to the E.O.'s requirements, including law enforcement, pursuit and non-pursuit, and emergency response vehicles, unless the agency head specifically exempts them under section 602 of the E.O. Agencies also must ensure that government-owned, contractor operated vehicles are acquired and managed in accordance with E.O. 14057's goals and requirements, to the same extent as agency-operated vehicles.

The following existing resources also are available to assist agencies in planning for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE):

  • DOE's Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Screening Tool in the Fleet Sustainability Dashboard (FleetDASH), which assesses opportunities to switch current vehicles to ZEVs, given agency reported usage data.
  • DOE's EV U-Finder Tool, which identifies Federal utility program contacts and EV or EVSE incentives by zip code.
  • DOE's EVI-LOCATE Tool, which will support the planning, design, and cost estimation process for EVSE installation.
  • GSA's EVSE Utilities Dashboard, which provides a list searchable by state of all ZEV and EVSE incentives of which federal agencies may be able to take advantage.
  • GSA's fact sheet on how agencies can pay to charge at publicly available EVSE.
  • DOE's ZEV Ready Program, which will help determine an individual site's readiness to incorporate ZEVs.
Agencies must optimize fleet size and eliminate underused vehicles from the fleet, or "rightsizing," can reduce emissions and cut unnecessary fleet costs. Consistent with the goals of E.O. 14057 and section I.C of M-22-06, agencies must pursue strategies that reduce to the minimum required to meet current mission needs the total number of vehicles in the fleet, and vehicle size and composition.

Agencies must separately track energy used for vehicle charging and overall facility energy consumption. Vehicle charging energy data is best captured directly from networked ("smart") EVSE installed at the facility or through standalone electric meters or submeters. Agencies also may develop the energy data through manual estimation of electricity used by each vehicle at a facility using the vehicle's fuel economy rating and electric miles traveled via DOE's Calculator for Estimating Electricity Consumption in Federal Electric Vehicles.

Agencies must install telematics for all fleet vehicles, unless an agency determines that telematics on a specific vehicle presents risks to national security or law enforcement operations.

To minimize scope 1 emissions and consistent with section 204 and the intent of section 205 of E.O. 14057, agencies also must replace, to the extent practicable, other petroleum-consuming vehicles and equipment with zero-emission models as they become available on the market. This includes deploying, as appropriate:

  • Zero-emission motorcycles, dirt bikes, and electric bicycles;
  • Non-highway vehicles, such as non-tactical aircraft, boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles; and
  • Equipment, such as forklifts, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and generators.
DOE plans to update FAST to enable agency reporting on EVSE planning and installation, and any associated data needed to assess progress on EVSE deployment, including the number of ZEVs supported by the EVSE (including GOV and POV) and the ability to enter data for mobile charging units, employee and visitor charging, and home-to-work charging. Agencies also must report on the status of EVSE projects on a quarterly basis through FAST. The responsibility for reporting data rests with the agency that contracts for or otherwise manages the installation process for the EVSE, even if other agencies will use the EVSE. Until FAST is updated, CEQ will provide a template for quarterly EVSE progress reporting.

Consistent with section 503 of E.O. 14057 and section IV.A of M-22-06, agencies must track progress and provide reporting on EVs. Agency progress and performance data for EVs and associated infrastructure will be collected through established Federal reports and systems including:

  • Annual Energy Management Data Report (Annual Energy Report): Agencies submit this annual report to DOE-FEMP. It includes reporting of annual energy, and water use, CFE, investments in facility efficiency, new building design compliance, metering, and GHG emissions data.
  • Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS): DOE-FEMP manages this system, which tracks compliance with statutory requirements for building benchmarking, audits, and implementation of energy conservation measures (ECMs) and water conservation measures (WCMs).
  • Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST): Each agency that owns, operates, leases, or otherwise controls 20 or more automobiles or motor vehicles (including light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles) located in the US must develop and submit to CEQ and OMB an annual Zero-emission Fleet Strategic Plan and ensure that all asset level (or vehicle level) fleet data are properly accounted for and reported annually through FAST. The FAST system is used to store data on vehicle inventories, acquisitions, electric vehicle supply equipment EVSE.

Links to statutory requirements, reporting mechanisms, and additional CEQ guidance is provided below. Please use the links to quickly jump to the information area needed or scroll down to view all items.



Regulations, Guidance, and Policy
 
Legislation
This act was signed into law on August 8, 2005. the Act contains a multitude of provisions covering energy production, distribution, storage, efficiency, conservation, and research. The Act requires efficiency standards for certain large appliances and extends Daylight Saving Time to reduce consumption. It provides funding to improve efficiency in low-income housing and expands the Energy Star program. It also requires the federal government to increase the efficiency of its buildings and vehicles and provides tax credits for certain energy efficient purchases or improvements. Other topic of note are: renewable energy, expanding of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fuel production access in federal lands, the banning of drilling in the Great Lakes, electricity reliability, hydrogen vehicles, vehicle efficiency and alternative fuels, ethanol and motor fuels.
The 1990 Pollution Prevention Act focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. Opportunities for source reduction are often not realized because of existing regulations, and the industrial resources required for compliance, focus on treatment and disposal. Source reduction is fundamentally different and more desirable than waste management or pollution control.
Signed on August 10, 2005 SAFETEA-LU authorizes the Federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit for the 5-yr period 2005-2009.
Executive Orders
Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
January 27, 2021
The EO has three overarching objectives 1) promote safe global temperature, 2) increase climate resilience, and 3) support financial a pathway toward low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. The EO reinstates the Presidential Memorandum of September 21, 2016 (Climate Change and National Security), establishes the Climate Policy Office within the Executive Office of the President and establishes a National Climate Task Force. In addition, the EO aims to use Federal procurement to support robust climate action including a carbon pollution-free electricity sector, no later than 2035 and clean and zero-emission vehicles for Federal, State, local, and Tribal government fleets.
Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability
December 8, 2021
President Biden has signed an Executive Order that demonstrates how the United States will leverage its scale and procurement power to lead by example in tackling the climate crisis. The executive order will reduce emissions across federal operations, invest in American clean energy industries and manufacturing, and create clean, healthy, and resilient communities.
Guidance
The Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) was established in 23 U.S.C. 203 to improve the transportation infrastructure owned and maintained by the following Federal Lands Management Agencies: National Park Service (NPS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), USDA Forest Service (Forest Service), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Reclamation and independent Federal agencies with land and natural resource management responsibilities.
This page has a list of frequently asked questions regarding Renewal Fuel Standards (RFS1)
Transportation Policy seeks to improve agency freight and cargo management and enhance sustainable, efficient and effective transportation operations through regulations (41 CFR 102-117, Transportation Management and 41 CFR 102-118, Transportation Payment and Audit), bulletins and transportation topic area studies.
This GSA bulletin FMR B-33 provides guidance to Executive agencies regarding the acquisition of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for law enforcement (LE) and emergency vehicle fleets. This bulletin is effective on 15 November 2011 and will remain in effect until specifically superseded or cancelled by the GSA.
ssued June 2016 by the Office of Federal Sustainability, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) this document provides guidance on the installation, operation, and maintenance of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations for privately owned PEVs in parking areas used by Federal employees and authorized users. This initial guidance, developed by CEQ in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, outlines how agencies can provide workplace charging opportunities under the FAST Act and provides an approach for a uniform fee for the use of existing and new alternating current (AC) Level 1 charging receptacles, commonly known as wall outlets, for the purposes of seeking reimbursement under the FAST Act. This guidance applies to Federal buildings not under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the GSA.
This guidance outlines how Federal agencies can take advantage of workplace charging opportunities under the FAST Act, and provides an approach for a uniform fee for the use of existing and new hard-wired electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) with cordsets including alternating current (AC) Level 1 EVSE, AC Level 2 EVSE, or direct current fast chargers (DCFC), for the purposes of seeking reimbursement under the FAST Act. The document also describes how Federal agency Chief Sustainability Officers should coordinate with Federal agency fleet managers to report annually on the implementation of workplace charging in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). The guidance is effective 19 October 2016.
This document (EPA420-F-07-041a, August 2007) was prepared by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in response to questions about the implementation of the RFS Program. The RFS Program went into effect on September 1, 2007. This document will be periodically updated.
The U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization is a landmark interagency framework of strategies and actions to remove all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050.
Memoranda
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Supporting Information and Tools
 
Databases/Software Tools
This tool from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is a free publicly available tool that calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies. The AFLEET Tool is ideally suited to aid those who make purchasing decisions for fleets as they compare vehicle technologies for emission reductions and air quality gains.This new version adds the ability to look at air pollutant emissions from well-to-wheel as it lets users evaluate not just at-the-tailpipe air pollutants, but also those arising from fuel production.
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.
DOE's site to aid in the location of alternative fueling stations. Just specify which kind of fuel you want, then enter your address, and the locator will map out the closest stations that sell that fuel.
At this DoE site users can see the latest eGallon price for their state and compare it to the price of gasoline. eGallon provides a metric that is easily comparable to the traditional gallon of unleaded fuel. That comparison is made by calculating how much it would cost to drive an electric vehicle the same distance a similar conventional vehicle could travel on a gallon of gasoline.
Database helps federal agencies connect to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) utility partners and incentives active in an agency ZIP Code. Primary EV U-Finder outputs include the utilities operating in the ZIP Code, utility contacts, and incentives offered by those utilities.
Tool which is used to submit Standard Form 82, Agency Report of Motor Vehicle Data. This include fuel consumption and age of vehicle.
This tool tracks participating Federal agencies fleet fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and vehicle inventories. FleetDASH was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to support the sustainability efforts of Federal fleets, including reducing petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and increasing the use of alternative fuels.
A fuel-cycle model that allows researchers to evaluate various engine and fuel combinations on a consistent fuel-cycle basis. To address technology improvements over time, GREET separates fuels and vehicle technologies into near- and long-term options. The latter are assumed to have improved energy and emission performance compared with the former.
This tool enables drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites. This convenient tool uses well-known, easy-to-navigate Google Maps to automatically generate maps to fueling sites and lists each station's contact information and business hours. Detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection to the station can all be accessed.
This emission modeling system estimates emissions for on-road and nonroad mobile sources, cover a broad range of pollutants, and allows multiple scale analysis.
A free, desktop computer application which estimates the technology cost for automobile manufacturers to achieve variable fleet-wide levels of vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Hosted by DOE, this tool enables fleet managers to create a plan for their fleet to reduce petroleum consumption and emissions.
The objective of this tool kit is to provide a user-friendly, web-based source of methods, strategies, and procedures for integrating land use and transportation planning, decision-making, and project implementation.
This tool allows users to compare emissions and lifetime operating costs of specific vehicle models, including conventional cars and trucks, as well as vehicles running on alternative fuels such as electricity, ethanol, natural gas, or biodiesel. With this calculator, which was developed by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), car shoppers, small business owners, and fleet managers can make side-by-side comparisons between thousands of conventional, electric drive, and alternative fuel vehicles from model year 1996 and newer.
The VISION modeling tool provides estimates of the potential energy use, oil use, and carbon emission impacts through 2050 of advanced light and heavy-duty vehicle technologies and alternative fuels. The model consists of two Excel workbooks: a base case of U.S. highway fuel use and carbon emissions to 2050, and a copy of the base case that can be modified to reflect alternative assumptions about advanced vehicle and alternative fuel market penetration.
Directories/Catalogs/Newsletters
The official publication of Clean Cities, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCar and Vehicle Technology Program, designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuel vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends, and fuel economy.
This is a semiannual electronic newsletter that provides fleet managers and stakeholders with updates about the State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program and the Energy Policy Act (EPAct).
A publication devoted to providing news and information about tire and rubber recycling.
Libraries/Repositories
Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) The AFDC provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.
Sponsored by the U.S. DOT, the clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop source of information on transportation and climate change issues. It includes information on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, analytic methods and tools, GHG reduction strategies, potential impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure, and approaches for integrating climate change considerations into transportation decision making.
Data on this website are compiled from agencies' latest Annual Energy Data Reports and are included in the Annual Reports to Congress on Federal Government Energy Management. The website includes: data tables of federal agency energy and water consumption; interactive graphics associated with most data tables; energy costs by end-use sector and efficiency investment information; progress toward key goals outlined in the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8253-8258); Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15852); and historical data tables of agency energy use and costs by facility and mobility sectors by energy type beginning in fiscal year (FY) 1975.
Organizations
ACE was formed in 1988 to bring together a wide range of groups in support of ethanol. Part of its mission is to unite agricultural producers, commodity and farm organizations, ethanol producers, rural electric cooperatives, businesses, and individuals. Its mission is to promote and expand the development of the ethanol industry.
CTR develops advanced propulsion and emissions control technologies, operates a variety of programs to overcome the technical barriers to reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, evaluates the effects of federal energy and transportation policies, and examines the prospects for new transportation technologies.
The National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for the automotive industry.
DLA Energy is organized to work with customers and suppliers to accomplish all areas of its mission. Bulk Petroleum Products and Bulk Petroleum Supply Chain Services provide procurement and distribution of military specification petroleum products, the majority of DLA Energy's business. Direct Delivery Fuels manages commercial fuels that are delivered directly from the contractor to the customer. Defense Fuel Support Point Management manages fuel terminal and storage operations, including government-owned, contractor-operated and contractor-owned, contractor-operated facilities. Outside of petroleum, Installation Energy provides support for natural gas, coal, renewable energy, electricity and energy savings performance contracts. Utility Services manages the utility services contracting mission supporting the utility privatization programs of service partners. The Aerospace Energy business unit provides propellants, cryogenics and gases in support of weapon systems and space programs.
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Program funds grants and rebates that protect human health and improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines.
The Federal Fleet Policy Council (FEDFLEET) is composed of representatives and alternates from federal agencies or activities, at the national level, that manage and operate federal motor vehicle fleets. Activities of the Council are directed by an elected steering committee.
The mission of the IGPN is to: globally promote the spread of environmentally friendly product and service development and Green Purchasing activities; share information and know-how internationally on Green Purchasing and environmentally friendly products and services; and harmonize the efforts of Green Purchasing and the development of environmentally friendly products and services from a global viewpoint.
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to facilitate collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Joint Office will align resources and expertise across the two departments toward leveraged outcomes. The office will be a critical component in the implementation of the BIL, providing support and expertise to a multitude of programs that seek to deploy a network of electric vehicle chargers, zero-emission fueling infrastructure, and zero-emission transit and school buses.
This is a not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe.
The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States.
A consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers, funded in part through grants from EPA.
The national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry. The RFA promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol.
A member-based network of procurement stakeholders dedicated to improving human health and the environment through best practices, superior products, improved supply, purchasing tools, market education, peer networking.
EPA's SmartWay program provides information and tracking abilities for federal agencies sustainable transportation (freight and cargo). Agencies can download and review data on the carriers they are considering as part of their best value determination as well as obtain sustainable data information for their agencies transportation activities using SmartWay haulers. Data includes carbon accounting and reporting.
TERC is intended to help you find information on the environmental regulations that affect the transportation sector.
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Acquisition
Domestic Delivery Services (DDS), under Transportation, Delivery and Relocation Solutions (TDRS) Schedule 48, provides Domestic Expedited and heavy weight delivery services. These services offer a variety of options for an agency to receive express shipments between any two points within the 50 States and Puerto Rico. With more delivery services and contractors available, from which agencies may choose, coupled with the ease of ordering from a Multiple Award Schedule, this program will help an agency meet all its Domestic Expedited and heavy weight shipping needs.
EPA and Department of Energy program to provide fuel economy information on vehicles. Includes information on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
Each year, AFVs are bid to GSA and offered for purchase or full-service leases through GSA Automotive Vehicle Solutions site, AutoChoice.
This guide, produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) covers vehicles and fuels that operate efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and increase energy security. (Paid membership required)
This guide, produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) provides information and recommendations on responsible purchasing, use, and disposal of tires and wheel weights with emphasis on low rolling resistance (LRR) tires, retread tires, and lead-free wheel weights.
Award Winners
FGC awards are given in two categories - data driven and narrative. Data driven awards are in the wares of Waste, Electronics, and Purchasing, Water, and Transportation. Narrative Awards are given in the categories of Innovation, Education and Outreach, and Leadership.
This award recognizes an individual or groups of individuals who through their ingenuity and dedication make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry. These innovative achievements may occur in motorized vehicles for land, sea, air, and space in the areas of fuels, alternative propulsion methods, fuel usage, materials, energy usage, manufacturing methods, logistics support, as well as in education, training and improving public awareness.
Case Studies
The Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC) is partnering with the REopt analysis team and Electric Vehicle (EV) Tiger Team developed under FEMP direction to plan for 233 EV charging ports and 12 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation. NREL is providing technical assistance to help NAVFAC design a smart charge management approach to align zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) charging with PV generation at Camp Blaz. Currently under construction on the island of Guam, Camp Blaz is scheduled to open in 2027, the same year that E.O. 14057 requires all light-duty vehicle fleet acquisitions to be ZEVs. As the DoD base of the future, Camp Blaz will benefit from a system aligning its ZEV charging with times that up to $150k PV would otherwise be curtailed and wasted annually.
Fleet Management
This approved tire list has been prepared by the Associated Consultants of Technical Services (ACTS) Inc. for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). It is prepared for Group 1, passenger car tires, Group 2, light truck tires, Group 3, medium and heavy truck/bus tires, Special Application tires and Military retread tires. Tires listed in this CATL have been tested and/or approved for procurement by U.S. Federal, State and Local Government agencies.
Developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the guidebook addresses topics such as: air quality, coastal zone management, community impacts, floodplains, hazardous waste, brownfields, cultural resources, roadside vegetation, wetlands, water quality, drinking water, and wildlife.
Guidance on incorporating environmental considerations into purchasing.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to significantly improve federal fleet efficiency and reduce vehicle operation and maintenance costs. At the same time, EVs provide agencies a simple solution to satisfy key statutory requirements for acquiring alternative fuel vehicles and low greenhouse-gas emitting vehicles.
A database of success stories that feature information on niche market applications (such as airports, schools, and national parks). These stories offer an inside look at how fleets use AFVs, deal with infrastructure issues, obtain funding, and more.
Federal Agencies are mandated by the executive order and legislation to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, to increase consumption of alternative fuels, and to reduce petroleum consumption.
Freight, Cargo, and Household Goods
California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board is leading a Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative. This initiative will outline the needs and steps to transform California's freight transport system to one that is more efficient and sustainable. This strategy will be a collaborative effort with key partners in the fields of air quality, transportation and energy.
This report draws upon the knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of more than sixty transportation experts, government officials, operators, and other key stakeholders, to make recommendations for actions that they believe will make a profound contribution to the environmental sustainability of the North American transportation system. The report is issued by Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) which was established under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).
Greenhouse Gases
In the United States, transportation is the largest source of green house gas (GHG) emissions, after electricity generation. Within the transportation sector, cars and trucks account for a majority of emissions. The objective of this study is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning among state, regional, and local transportation planning agencies to successfully meet growing concerns about the relationship between transportation and climate change. This report explores the possibilities for integrating climate change considerations into long range transportation planning at state DOTs and MPOs. The report reviews the experience of a number of DOTs and metropolitan transportation plans (MPOs) that are already incorporating climate change into their transportation planning processes and identifies their successes as well as challenges faced by these agencies.
Petroleum Alternatives
A compilation of case studies which can be sorted by the type of fuel, type of vehicle, and how the vehicle is used to link to pertinent case studies.
This site is devoted to current and prospective federal government users of biobased products. It includes the Biobased Products Best Practices Guide, product information, and profiles of federal agencies who are successfully using biobased products.
This strategy, dated 25 September 2007, was developed to facilitate the DON goal of significantly decreasing its dependence on foreign oil. This strategy was implemented by a Department of Navy memorandum dated 7 November 2007.
This EPA page provides links to information about alternative fuel conversions, vehicle standards and regulations, emission and fuel economy test data, certification procedures, and guidance letters.
Dated February 2014, this report for the U.S. Department of Energy summarizes the lessons learned from 16 government, educational and nonprofit groups that received grants to advance the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Participants in projects across 24 states and the District of Columbia assessed the barriers to and opportunities for PEV deployment in their regions and prepared and executed readiness plans. The report is designed to be an accessible primer to the key issues in PEV deployment and a roadmap to the detailed research, toolkits, and sample language for local policies contained in the readiness plans.
May 21, 2010, this document was prepared to assist Federal agencies in implementing Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This document outlines the recommended steps for cost-effective creation of a bicycle-friendly environment for employees at and visitors to Federal facilities, thereby reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). This document was developed by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive with assistance from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Bicycling and Active Transportation.
This tool enables drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites. This convenient tool uses well-known, easy-to-navigate Google Maps to automatically generate maps to fueling sites and lists each station's contact information and business hours. Detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection to the station can all be accessed.
Pollution Prevention Opportunities
This study sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute appraises used oil generation in California, in 2010. However, its key lessons and findings are relevant to other time periods, states and countries.
DSCR offers re-refined motor oil in two distinct ways. The Closed Loop program includes delivery of re-refined oil and pick-up of used oil up to 120% of the amount of oil purchased for the same price. Used oil in excess of 120% of that which was purchased under the program may be removed for a fee of $.20 per gallon. Totals will be calculated on a yearly basis. Closed Loop service is limited to the continental United States (CONUS.) The Basic program consists of standard one-way delivery of re-refined motor oil to any location worldwide, including CONUS. POC is Pirom Srinual, (804) 279-2425, Pirom.Srinual@dla.mil.
Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
This 2013 pamphlets highlights the advantages of using alternative refrigerants as well as Clean Air Act Requirements and MVAC Services Best Practices.
Developed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the site presents pollution prevention strategies and best management practices to help in reducing smog forming air emissions, reducing and properly managing hazardous waste, and eliminating contaminated storm water releases.
The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) created the Massachusetts Clean Auto Repair (MassCAR) program to provide environmental training and resources for auto body and repair shops.
Developed by EPA Region 5 and the state of Illinois, the guidebook targets tire manufacturers, state and local government, regulators, auto recyclers and collectors. It includes information on example scrap tire cleanup programs, legal considerations and property issues, cost recovery, local and regional markets for scrap tires, cleanup planning, selecting contractors, and project management.
Training, Presentations, and Briefings
The EPA, FEMP, and GSA presented this webinar, intended for Federal fleet managers at all levels, on successfully acquiring low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles for Federal fleets to meet the requirements of Section 141 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA Section 141). Participants will learn about the requirements of EISA Section 141, the corresponding EPA Guidance and tools, and how to determine which vehicles qualify as low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles. They will understand how to properly report vehicle acquisitions in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). Participants will also learn about low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles available for Federal fleets to lease or purchase through GSA.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Champion Training Series is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. The fourth of this four-part training focuses on considerations for EV site assessments, optimally operating a fleet of EVs, and managing workplace charging.
The Electrical Vehicle (EV) Champion Training Series is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and is designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. The third of this four-part training focuses on the importance of EV technology and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and serves as an introduction to site planning and design of the necessary EVSE.
The Electrical Vehicle (EV) Champion Training Series is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and is designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. The second of this four-part training focuses on the importance of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) power requirements and electric utility infrastructure and serves as an introduction to selecting the best EVs for your fleet, and the planning and installation of the necessary EVSE.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Champion Training Series is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and designed to provide fleet managers and coordinators with the skills and knowledge to become subject matter experts in EV implementation. The first of this four-part training focuses on the importance of EV technology and financial considerations for agencies considering fleet electrification, and serves as an introduction to electric vehicle technology and considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation.
This course provides insight into ways to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and partner with other entities to advance the use of electric vehicles in Federal fleets.
Federal Fleet Management 101 helps Federal agencies meet Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and other Federal fleet requirements through best practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum consumption while increasing alternative fuel use and fleet fuel efficiency. First Thursday Seminars are FEMP training opportunities targeting Federal energy, environmental, and fleet professionals offered at no cost by leading experts. The training sessions are delivered live via satellite or through streaming media at your desktop.
This four hour workshop helps understand what biodiesel is, safety issues, how to deduce operating costs by using biodiesel and improving efficiency. Participants will also learn how to improve tracking and report skills and share successes with employees, shareholders, and the public as it relates to Biofuel. This workshop is ideal for fleet managers, consumers, government officials, and decision makers.
Presentation given during the 2010 DOI Conference on the Environment in April 2010.
This course provides foundational information that will help agencies understand the fundamental characteristics of the utility industry in the United States. With this information and understanding, federal agencies will be better prepared to meet the 100% carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE) goals by 2030 as outlined in Executive Order 14057. This training provides attendees with an overview of the utility industry, and a suggested approach for assessing, strategizing, and implementing plans for increasing consumption of CFE.
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April 2023
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Last Updated: September 26, 2022