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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 (EO) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, was signed by President Obama on 19 March 2015. Section 16 of this EO revokes the following:

  • Executive Order 13423 of January 24, 2007;
  • Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009;
  • Presidential Memorandum of December 2, 2011 (Implementation of Energy Savings Projects and Performance-Based Contracting for Energy Savings);
  • Section 1 of Presidential Memorandum of February 21, 2012 (Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs in Rural America through Biobased and Sustainable Product Procurement); and
  • Presidential Memorandum of December 5, 2013 (Federal Leadership on Energy Management); and
  • Presidential Memorandum of May 24, 2011 (Federal Fleet Performance).

The goal of EO 13693 is to maintain Federal leadership in sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Section 3, paragraph (g) of EO 13693 states that if an agency operates a fleet of at least 20 motor vehicles, they will improve agency fleet and vehicle efficiency and management by:

  • Determining the optimum fleet inventory with the emphasis placed on eliminating unnecessary or non-essential vehicles from the agency's fleet inventory;


  • Taking actions to reduce fleet-wide per-mile greenhouse gas emissions from agency fleet vehicles, relative to a baseline of emissions in fiscal year 2014, to achieve the following percentage reductions:
    • less than 4 percent by the end of fiscal year 2017;
    • not less than 15 percent by the end of fiscal year 2021; and
    • not less than 30 percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • No later than 19 March 2017, collecting and utilizing as a fleet efficiency management tool agency fleet operational data through deployment of vehicle telematics at a vehicle asset level for all new passenger and light duty vehicle acquisitions and for medium duty vehicles where appropriate;
  • Properly and accurately accounting for agency annual asset-level fleet data in a formal agency Fleet Management System and any relevant data is submitted to the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST) reporting database, the Federal Motor Vehicle Registration System, and the Fleet Sustainability Dashboard (FleetDASH) system;
  • No later than 31 December 2020, 20 percent of all new agency passenger vehicles acquisitions are zero emission vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles;
  • No later than 31 December 2025, zero emission vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles account for 50 percent of all new agency passenger vehicles and including, where practicable, acquisition of such vehicles in other vehicle classes and counting double credit towards the targets for such acquisitions;
  • Planning for appropriate charging or refueling infrastructure or other power storage technologies for zero emission vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles and opportunities for ancillary services to support vehicle-to -grid technology;

The following definitions from the EO are applicable to this Program Area:

  • Agency - an executive agency as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, excluding the Government Accountability Office (EO 13693, Section 19, para b)


  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle - vehicles defined by section 301 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended (42 U.S.C. 13211), and otherwise includes electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, dedicated alternative fuel vehicles, dual fueled alternative fuel vehicles, qualified fuel cell motor vehicles, advanced lean burn technology motor vehicles, low greenhouse gas vehicles, compressed natural gas powered vehicles, self-propelled vehicles such as bicycles, and any other alternative fuel vehicles that are defined by statute (EO 13693, Section 19, para d).


  • Excluded Vehicles and Equipment - any vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or non-road equipment owned or operated by an agency of the Federal Government that is used in combat support, combat service support, tactical or relief operations, or training for such operations or spaceflight vehicles (including associated ground-support equipment) (EO 13693, Section 19, para k).


  • Federal Facility - any building or collection of buildings, grounds, or structures, as well as any fixture or part thereof, which is owned by the United States or any Federal agency or that is held by the United States or any Federal agency under a lease-acquisition agreement under which the United States or a Federal agency will receive fee simple title under the terms of such agreement without further negotiation (EO 13693, Section 19, para l).


  • Greenhouse Gases - carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, nitrogen triflouride, and sulfur hexafluoride (EO 13693, Section 19, para m).


  • Passenger Vehicle - a sedan or station wagon designed primarilyto transport people as defined in 102–34.35 of the Federal Management Regulation (EO 13693, Section 19, para r).


  • Scope 1, 2, and 3 - (EO 13693, Section 19, para x):
    • Scope 1: direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the agency;
    • Scope 2: direct greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the generation of electricity, heat, or steam purchased by an agency;
    • Scope 3: greenhouse gas emissions from sources not owned or directly controlled by an agency but related to agency activities such as vendor supply chains, delivery and transportation services, and employee travel and commuting;


  • Zero Emission Vehicle - a vehicle that produces zero exhaust emissions of any criteria pollutant (or precursor pollutant) or greenhouse gas under any possible operational modes or conditions (EO 13693, Section 19, para aa).

NOTE: This is not a comprehensive representation of all of the requirements detailed in EO 13693.

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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
Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
19 March 2015
The goal of EO 13693 is to maintain Federal leadership in sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Signed by President Obama on 19 March 2015. Section 16 of this EO revokes the following:
  • Executive Order 13423 of January 24, 2007;
  • Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009;
  • Presidential Memorandum of December 2, 2011 (Implementation of Energy Savings Projects and Performance-Based Contracting for Energy Savings);
  • Section 1 of Presidential Memorandum of February 21, 2012 (Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs in Rural America through Biobased and Sustainable Product Procurement); and
  • Presidential Memorandum of December 5, 2013 (Federal Leadership on Energy Management); and
  • Presidential Memorandum of May 24, 2011 (Federal Fleet Performance).
Need help understanding Executive Order (EO) 13693? Want to know more about how to take action and turn your building into a high-performance building? The Sustainable Facilities Tool can walk you through EO 13693. Click through the annotated text for definitions, strategies, and links.
This GSA-developed chart summarizes the major provisions of Executive Order (EO) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability for the Next Decade, and how they differ from prior authorities.
These instructions, dated 10 June 2015, provide Federal Executive departments and agencies with clarifying instructions for implementing EO 13693.
Guidance
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.
Issued 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, supports the implementation of EO 13693 by outlining 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.
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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.
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.
From the Defense Energy Support Center, an information website about different types of alternative fuels including tutorials about the Energy Policy Act requirements, ethanol (E85), biodiesel, and alternative fuel logistics.
CEDB enables comparison of the potential emissions associated with moving passengers and freight via various transportation modes. The CEDB comprises emissions data for a wide range of vehicles across all modes. This data can be used as input to emissions models to calculate inventories and health and climate impacts.
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.
Tool which is used to submit Standard Form 82, Agency Report of Motor Vehicle Data. This include fuel consumption and age of vehicle.
This Carbonfund calculator helps users measures fleet emissions based on the types of vehicles used and the miles driven.
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.
This database contains examples of streamlining and stewardship practices used by states to efficiently and effectively fulfill their NEPA obligations.
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 the official biannual newsletter of Clean Cities, an initiative designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative and renewable fuels, fuel economy improvements, idle-reduction measures, and new technologies, as they emerge.
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).
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Federal Fleet Files monthly e-newsletter highlights the latest news and developments affecting Federal fleets, including vehicle and fuel management strategies and alternative fueling infrastructure updates.
The National Idling Reduction Network brings together trucking and transit companies, railroads, equipment manufacturers, local, state and federal government agencies (including regulators), and national research laboratories to identify consistent, workable solutions to heavy vehicle idling for the entire United States.
The intent of the newsletter is to provide information on the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program, changes in state program, publicize public hearings, Environmental Technology Verification protocols, and other actions or activities impacting vessels.
A resource directory for local governments to use in developing and implementing climate change initiatives. This guide includes information on, among many other items, how the U.S. EPA can help with:
  • greening transportation;
  • land-use decisions and building construction requirements;
  • improving recycling;
  • conserving water; and
  • using more efficient and renewable energy
A publication devoted to providing news and information about tire and rubber recycling.
A newsletter published by Argonne National Laboratory's Transportation Technology R&D Center, reports on recent accomplishments in transportation research.
Wheels & Wings is a quarterly GSA newsletter that addresses issues concerning motor vehicle and aircraft management policies.
GSA's quarterly newsletter addressing issues concerning motor vehicle and aircraft management policies.
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.
The FEMP site offers complete annual data sets of agency aggregated annual energy and water consumption and costs by end-use sector, efficiency investment information, and progress toward key goals outlined in the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, as amended; Energy Policy Act of 2005; and Executive Order 13514. Historical data tables of agency energy use and costs by facility and mobility sectors by energy type are also available for FY 1975 through FY 2013. Detailed annual comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories by federal agency are presented along with progress toward achieving scope 1 and 2 GHG and scope 3 GHG reduction targets. The data tables may also be filtered by numerous variables (agency, year, sector) and are exportable to Excel.
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.
This site provides information about measuring greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the contribution of transportation sources to total emissions of greenhouse gases, and solutions for reducing emissions from transportation.
The resource library is a collection of transportation resources (e.g., sample planning documents, design guidelines, contract guidance, manuals, planning and management toolboxes, trainings, conference presentations, reports, case studies, best practices, etc.) specific to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs). To date the resource library has more than 150 documents and trainings to choose from and continues to be populated with new resources.
An information service of the U.S. EPA dedicated to reducing and eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, source reduction, education and public awareness.
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.
USDA formed the BBCC whose goal is to carry out programs to increase the domestic research, development and commercialization of biobased industrial and commercial products.
The National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for the automotive industry.
A voluntary, program designed to help fleets reduce their emissions and petroleum use. The program provides managers with the facts, strategies, and tools they need to overcome internal and external obstacles in their efforts to green their fleets. Evergreen Fleets Certification is a voluntary performance standard that creates an incentive for fleets to adopt more fuel-efficient practices and invest in cleaner technologies.
Provides links to the Green Purchasing programs and policies for individual Federal agencies.
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.
FLTI is housed within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University-Bozeman (www.westerntransportationinstitute.org). The FLTI works collaboratively across all of WTI's research areas to provide implementable transportation solutions for federal and public agencies that have responsibilities related to public land management, transportation, and resource protection.
Chaired by GSA Office of Government-wide Policy, Transportation Policy Division, the Government-wide Transportation Policy Council (GTPC) is composed of representatives from federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD) at the national level involved with their agencies transportation activities.
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.
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.
Building on the successes of EPA's regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from diesel engines, EPA has created the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC). The Campaign will work aggressively to reduce diesel pollution across the country through the implementation of varied control strategies and the aggressive involvement of national, state and local partners. To fully address the challenges of reducing diesel emissions, the Campaign is implementing both voluntary and regulatory measures. Contact: Jim Blubaugh, phone: (202) 343-9422, email: blubaugh.jim@epa.gov.
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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Lessons Learned
 
Acquisition
Provides information on how to contact DLA supported activities and learn about DLA supported activities such as the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), the Dod Ozone Depleting Substance Reserve, Fuel-related Environmental Services, Renewable Energy Certificates, Energy Saving Performance Contracts, DoD EMALL, Green Procurement, and the DoD Shelf Life Program
GSAs next generation DDS3 facilitates Federal agencies meeting their sustainability goals. Through DDS3 GSA will work with FedEx and UPS to provide federal agencies with regular reports on the carbon footprint of their shipping. Second, in awarding the contracts GSA explicitly considered the carbon footprint of the companies' services by modeling the Social Cost of Carbon associated with each company's expected shipments under the contract. Approximately 90% of federal agencies' carbon footprint lies in the products and services they purchase, and these groundbreaking features of DDS3 pave the way toward managing these emissions (and the associated energy costs included in our contracts) through GSA's innovative partnerships with their vendors.
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.
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
These awards, designated in four separate categories, are designed to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities in the Federal motor vehicle fleet management profession. The awards are named in honor of Mr. Bob Baker, a founding member of FedFleet as well as a long time fleet manager for the Navy.
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.
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.
This Guide is intended for everyone working at or with federal agencies and is a portal that can lead you to: increase your awareness and understanding of what individual part you play in setting and achieving the goals of federal environmental stewardship; understand what your responsibilities and choices are in reducing your environmental footprint; set your own goals and take action to be part of the solution; and see the results and successes each one of us can bring about.
Guidance on incorporating environmental considerations into purchasing.
A part of the Western Sustainability Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) website, these tips and suggestions will enable fleet managers to reduce energy consumption.
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 part of the Western Sustainability Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) website, the site offers technical information on the most common alternative fuel choices.
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 life cycle checklist has been developed for potential buyers to better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products compared to non-biobased products.
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
Revised in November 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses the recycling of spent antifreeze solutions as a viable alternative to disposal.
New technologies now commercially available in 2007 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from car and truck air conditioning systems. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership helped developed these advances. The new technologies will help reduce emissions by 1 million metric tons of carbon equivalent from current levels, the equivalent of the annual emissions from more than 650,000 cars.
The collection of fact sheets on biobased products in the Joint Pollution Prevention Library.
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 Jim Fazzio 804-279-4908.
A non-profit organization dedicated to offering the public community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. Information can be found about your community-specific recycling centers, green shopping opportunities, energy conservation strategies, household hazardous waste storage and handling, environmental education, local composting, and many other resources
Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
Revised in November 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses alternatives to replace Chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12).
A series of fact sheets that provide complete environmental, technical and economic evaluations of the top Pollution Prevention "fixes" for auto repair and fleet maintenance operations.
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.
Revised in May 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses an alternative to the disposal of industrial wipe rags as hazardous/solid waste disposal, the cleaning of such rags using a conventional hot-water laundry, or the use of a commercial rag cleaning service.
Produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), this guide covers vehicles and fuels that operate efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and increase energy security.
Produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), this Guide 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.
A part of the Joint Services Pollution Prevention Library, this site provides links to fact sheets, process alternatives, and solvent alternatives.
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.
Guidance provided by the American Petroleum Institute.
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.
Developed in 2010 by TRIPTAC, this introductory training webinar will describe partnerships and explain why agencies MUST partner to ensure the success of alternative transportation system (ATS) planning projects. The training will offer an exploration of the steps involved in developing partnerships, discuss the benefits of partnering, and identify the essential elements of sustaining good working relations with partners. Different public involvement mechanisms will be explored for planning and its relation to partnerships. Additionally, participants will learn ways that other land managers have been successfully partnering on ATS projects and discuss the process and benefits of putting together various partnership agreements.
Offered by FEMP, this eTraining course helps participants comply with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) 2005 Section 701 requirement to use alternative fuel in dual-fuel vehicles. Participants will learn about the requirements of Section 701, how to identify dual-fuel vehicles, and how to locate alternative fuel stations. The course is intended for anyone with access to a Federal fleet vehicle, including drivers and fleet managers. This includes Federal personnel and contractors who may not have an assigned vehicle, or who may operate a vehicle as a minor portion of their responsibilities. Upon completion, participants will understand how using alternative fuel in their dual-fuel vehicles can help their fleets reduce petroleum consumption.
FEMP offers webinars, classroom training, and on-demand training addressing issues such as lighting, energy efficient products, fleet management, renewable energy, greenhouse gases, and water efficiency.
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.
Created by the GSA Office of Government-wide Policy, this portal contains federal specific training courses made available to all agencies at no cost. The portal includes Federal Transportation Officer training suite.
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.
Developed in 2010 by TRIPTAC, the goals of this module are to 1) introduce participants to the critical transportation-related concerns and considerations faced by federal land management agencies (FLMAs) and gateway communities, 2) describe how these concerns affect visitors' experiences and the unit resources, 3) outline the different alternative transportation systems options available to planners, 4) provide participants with a framework for evaluating alternative transportation systems, and 5) prepare participants for the rest of the module series. This module is available in PDF or streaming format and is offered by the Federal Lands Transportation Institute.
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January 2018
01/30 - FedFleet 2018 (Washington, DC) (Until 02/01)
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