January 14, 2011

This report summarizes the U.S. Department of State (DOS) fiscal year (FY) 2010 performance in meeting the requirements of: Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management; the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct; 42 US Code 13211-13219) as amended by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998 (ECRA; Public Law 105-388) and the EPAct of 2005 (Public Law 109-58); and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA; Public Law 110-140) of 2007 (Section 141).

Exhibit 1 summarizes DOS progress in meeting the EO and EPAct requirements. Appendices A and B reflect DOS vehicle acquisitions (for FYs 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) and fuel consumption data, respectively. Appendix C contains a glossary of acronyms and terms used in this report.

Exhibit 1. DOS Performance – EPAct/EO Requirements FY 2010

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Authority /Mandate

Performance Measure

Requirement

DOS Performance in FY 2010

EPAct 1992

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) acquisitions

75 percent of the 26 covered1 fleet vehicle acquisitions must be AFVs.

Accumulated 36 AFV credits (138 percent of covered acquisitions).

COMPLIANT

EO 13423

Reduce annual covered petroleum consumption

Reduce petroleum consumption of covered2 vehicles by two percent annually by end of FY 2015 from FY 2005 baseline of 278,985 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs).

Consumed 214,475 GGEs, a decrease of 23 percent from baseline (far exceeding the target of a ten percent decrease [251,086 GGEs total] by end of FY 2010).

COMPLIANT

EO 13423

Increase annual alternative fuel (AF) consumption

Equal or exceed the FY 2010 AF usage target of 45,867 GGEs, based on a compounded 10 percent annual rate of increase over the FY 2005 baseline of 28,480 GGEs.

Used 29,062 GGEs, which is only 63 percent of the FY 2010 target. However, it is more than double the FY09 usage.

NON-COMPLIANT

EPAct 2005, Sect. 701

Operate all dual-fuel non-waived AFVs on AF

AF use must comprise 95 percent or more of fuel used in non-waived, non-law enforcement (non-LE) dual-fuel AFVs.

Actual usage is estimated to be about 33 percent.

NON-COMPLIANT

1By definition, the term “covered” relative to vehicle acquisitions includes all domestic non-law enforcement (non-LE), light-duty (LD) vehicles operated in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and acquired by lease or purchase in FY 2010.

2 By definition, the term “covered” relative to petroleum fuel reduction includes all domestic, non-LE vehicles of any weight and operating in or out of an MSA.

EPAct AFV Acquisition Compliance

DOS exceeded EPAct AFV acquisition requirements in FY 2010 as follows:

  • DOS acquired 26 EPAct-covered (domestic, non-LE) LD vehicles (as shown in Appendix A).
  • DOS accumulated 36 AFV credits through acquisition of:
  • 32 EPAct-covered AFVs, of which 22 were LD (including 11 hybrid electric vehicles) and 10 were MD.
  • four biodiesel fuel usage credits.
  • The resulting AFV percentage of covered LD vehicle acquisitions was 138 percent (36 AFV credits/26 EPAct-covered vehicles).

AFV Acquisitions

DOS has successfully met the EPAct requirement every year (see Exhibit 2), as reflected in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST), due to DOS’s general policy of acquiring AFVs for all covered vehicle requirements so long as AFVs meeting operational requirements are available from the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). DOS’s amount of AFV credits was substantially smaller than in past years because FY 2010 was the first year that AFV credits were no longer awarded for law enforcement (exempt) AFV acquisitions.

Exhibit 2. EPAct AFV Requirements vs. AFV Acquisitions + Credits

Date: 01/14/2011 Description: Exhibit 2.  EPAct AFV Requirements vs. AFV Acquisitions + Credits - State Dept Image

Appendix A contains FAST data for the numbers and types of LD vehicles that DOS leased or purchased, as well as the AFV acquisition details in FY 2010, as well as the projections for FY 2011 and FY 2012. The data in Appendix A is DOS’s “official” vehicular data, which is locked in FAST and cannot be changed until the next annual FAST input schedule.

FY 2011 Planned and FY 2012 Projected Acquisitions

DOS plans to continue its policy of acquiring AFVs exclusively for its non-exempt fleet except where operational requirements make that impractical or where it is expected to be infeasible to fuel with the AF.

  • For FY 2011, DOS expects to have 55 EPAct-covered vehicle acquisitions, of which 51 are LD AFVs. With two extra AFV credits for MD AFV (non-LE) acquisitions, the projected EPAct percentage for FY 2011 is 96 percent [(51+2=53)/55], exceeding the EPAct requirement of 75 percent.

  • For FY 2012, DOS expects to have 36 EPAct-covered vehicle acquisitions, of which 24 are LD AFVs. With five extra AFV credits for MD AFV acquisitions and an additional four extra credits for dedicated MD AFV (non-LE) acquisitions, the projected EPAct percentage for FY 2012 is 92 percent [(24+5+4=33)/36], exceeding the EPAct requirement of 75 percent.

EO 13423 – Compliance with Petroleum Use Reduction and AF Use Increase

In FY 2010 DOS continued to pursue the petroleum reduction targets specified in EO 13423 (signed January 24, 2007), which calls for each federal agency to:

  • Reduce vehicular petroleum consumption (for domestic, non-LE vehicles of any weight and operating in or out of an MSA) by two percent annually through FY 2015 (compared to the FY 2005 usage, which is referred to as the FY 2005 baseline).

  • Increase vehicular non-petroleum based fuel (i.e., alternative fuel) consumption by 10 percent compounded annually.

Reducing Covered Petroleum Consumption

DOS’s covered petroleum fuel consumption in FY 2010 was 214,475 GGEs, a 33 percent reduction from the FY 2005 baseline of 278,985 GGEs. This total is well below the ten percent reduction (two percent per year for five years—FY2005 to FY 2010) target for 2010. Consequently, DOS was fully compliant with the petroleum use reduction requirement in FY 2010.

Exhibit 3. DOS Covered Petroleum Fuel Usage vs. EO 13423 Goals

Date: 01/14/2011 Description: Exhibit 3.  DOS Covered Petroleum Fuel Usage vs. EO 13423 Goals  - State Dept Image

Increasing Annual AF Consumption

EO 13423 requires each Federal agency to increase annual AF consumption by 10 percent per year (compounded annually) through the end of FY 2015, based on an FY 2005 baseline. The FY 2005 baseline for DOS is 28,480 GGEs, so the target for FY 2010 was 45,867 GGEs. DOS consumed only 63 percent of that target, so is not compliant with this requirement. However, the FY 2010 usage of AF (29,062 GGEs) was more than double the amount of AF used the previous year (FY 2009), showing good progress in increasing AF usage. Limitations to increasing AF use are detailed below.

  • CNG Use: DOS is now operating 16 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles (9 CNG bi-fuel and 7 CNG dedicated), down from 19 in FY 2009, due to the limited availability of CNG vehicles from the OEMs. Moreover, the commercial CNG refueling infrastructure for these vehicles is insufficient, with only one source (the Pentagon Navy Exchange [NEX] station) convenient for daily DOS use. There are two backup sources for CNG refueling: the Washington Navy Yard and the Arlington Transit (ART) site in Shirlington, VA, but these are not convenient to the vehicles. Because of these factors, CNG fuel consumption decreased six percent from the FY 2009 level.

  • E85 Use: The amount of E85 (a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) that is reported in FAST increased greatly from the usual 3,000- and 4,000-GGE range reported in the previous seven years (FY 2003 to FY 2009). The increase reflects the ongoing efforts by the Fleet Management & Operations Division to emphasize the use of AFs with drivers and their supervisors. However, it is still difficult to accurately measure AF usage due to fuel-type coding problems in the fuel transactions data, making it necessary to correct some transactions data based on the fuel available at the station and the fuel type of the vehicle for which the fuel was purchased. A prime example of coding problems is the Pentagon Navy Exchange [NEX] station, where AFs are coded incorrectly: E85 is coded as unleaded regular gasoline and B20 and CNG are both coded as diesel.

  • Biodiesel Use: There is only one biodiesel station (the NEX) convenient for the diesel vehicles, which make up six percent of DOS’s domestic fleet. Despite that limitation, the Washington area DOS buses increased their B20 usage from 2,541 GGEs in FY 2009 to 12,153 GGEs in FY 2010, an almost five-fold increase, due to increased emphasis on AF usage.

DOS took a number of steps to increase AF use in FY 2010:

  • DOS contacted various entities to develop/promote AF availability. Discussed E85 infrastructure development and availability with the NEX and Georgetown Chevron station managers and Mid Atlantic Petroleum Properties LLC, a local supplier of E85, as well as coordinating fuel deliveries with the latter. Discussed with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority the possibility of refueling DOS CNG vehicles at the Clark Street station near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

  • Informed AFV custodians that DOS is required by EO 13423 to increase annual usage of AFs and by the EPAct (Section 701) to use AFs in AFVs when an AFV is garaged/parked within five miles or 15 minutes of an AF station.

  • E-mailed the Alternative Fuel Station Locator web site address to AFV custodians and informed them of the location of the closest AF stations.

  • Monitored fuel usage data and notified AFV custodians and their supervisors, as needed, of “missed opportunities” when FFVs were refueled with gasoline instead of reasonably-available E85.

EPACT 2005, Section 701 - Operating Dual-fuel AFVs on AFs

EPAct 2005, Section 701 requires that dual-fuel AFVs (e.g., AFVs that can run equally well on gasoline or an AF) use AF exclusively unless the AF is (1) not reasonably available (neither within a 15-minute drive nor five miles from garaged location) or (2) unreasonably expensive (costs more per gallon than gasoline at the same station). LE vehicles are exempt from this requirement. Federal agencies can request a waiver (annually via FAST by June 30) for each non-exempt, dual-fuel AFV for which the distance, time, and/or cost exceed these criteria.

DOE has approved all of the waivers DOS has requested since the waiver process began in 2007, even as the number of non-exempt, dual-fuel AFVs has increased as shown in Exhibit 4.

Exhibit 4. DOS Non-exempt, Dual-fuel AFV Fleet and Approved Waivers

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# approved waivers

# non-exempt, dual-fuel AFVs

FY07

67

147

FY08

61

169

FY09

58

190

FY10

70

214

Nevertheless, AF usage in DOS AFVs, which is estimated to be about 33 percent in FY 2010, has not met DOS expectations and targets. Thus, DOS is researching the fuel transaction data to see if the E85 FFVs/bi-fuel CNGs are being fueled with gasoline when E85/CNG, respectively, were available at or near the station where the fuel was actually purchased. In addition, DOS has volunteered to be one of three fleets that will pilot a DOE-sponsored software program that will make use of geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze fuel transaction data and AF station location data to ascertain where specific AFVs could be using more AF.

As mentioned earlier, fuel coding problems substantially impact the reliability of the fuel transaction data. While the data is available for agencies to download (from GSA and from the Voyager fuel card databases), it is deficient in accurately identifying the fuel purchased because of software problems at the point of sale and problems in the transmission of data from the point of sale to the credit card transaction databases.

EISA Section 141 – Greenhouse Gas Reporting in FAST

The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Section 141) prohibits Federal agencies from acquiring LD vehicles and MD passenger vehicles that are not considered “low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles” (LGHGEVs). Beginning with the submission of the FY 2010 FAST data, Federal agencies are required to report whether each of the current year acquisitions met this criteria, and if not, what allowable exceptions (“functional needs” or “alternative measures”) or circumstances applied. DOS provided guidance to its subfleets concerning the procedures for requesting the exceptions for non-LGHGEV acquisitions. The subfleets reported the FY 2010 acquisitions by exceptions category as required in FAST. Of the applicable FY 2010 acquisitions reported by the subfleets in FAST, which excludes overseas vehicles and those with “functional needs” exceptions, 19 vehicles were LGHGEVs and eight were not. Those eight vehicles are currently being processed for approval exceptions. DOS expects to increase the numbers of LGHGEV acquisitions as more become available from the OEMs and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Conclusion

DOS remains fully committed to compliance with EPAct and EO requirements. With its policy of exclusively acquiring AFVs for its non-exempt fleet, except where operational requirements make such acquisitions impractical, DOS expects to continue its record of meeting or exceeding the 75 percent EPAct percentage for the foreseeable future. DOS will also continue acquiring LGHGEVs as OEMs provide more makes and models that meet operational requirements.

A lack of adequate commercial AF infrastructure continues to hinder AF refueling, but DOS endeavors to keep its waiver requests to a minimum, to monitor the expansion of the AF infrastructure, and to strengthen its efforts to increase driver awareness to use AF whenever the distance/cost criteria are met.

Appendix A

Department of State AFV Report

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2010 AFV Report: Actual Data (FY2010)

1. Actual Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions and Exemptions

Acquisitions

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions

160

495

655

Fleet Exemptions: Fleet Size

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Foreign

0

471

471

Fleet Exemptions: Geographic

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: LE Vehicle

140

18

158

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-covered Vehicle

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Total EPAct-Covered Vehicles

20

6

26

2. Actual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Detail

Vehicle Type

Fuel

LE

Acquisitions

EPAct

Lease

Purchase

Total

Credits

Light Duty Vehicles

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

No

2

0

2

2

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

Yes

4

0

4

0

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

GAS HY3

Yes

6

0

6

0

Sedan/St Wgn Large

E85 FF

Yes

13

0

13

0

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

No

1

1

2

2

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

Yes

37

0

37

0

LD Minivan 4x2 (Cargo)

E85 FF

Yes

2

0

2

0

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

No

3

1

4

4

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

Yes

6

0

6

0

LD Pickup 4x2

E85 FF

No

3

0

3

3

LD Pickup 4x2

E85 FF

Yes

1

0

1

0

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

No

0

3

3

3

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

Yes

5

0

5

0

LD Pickup 4x4

E85 FF

No

4

0

4

4

LD Pickup 4x4

E85 FF

Yes

7

0

7

0

LD Pickup 4x4

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

No

1

1

2

2

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

Yes

10

11

21

0

LD SUV 4x4

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x4

GAS HY3

Yes

3

0

3

0

Medium Duty Vehicles

MD Pickup

E85 FF

No

7

0

7

7

MD Van (Cargo)

CNG BI

Yes

1

0

1

0

MD Van (Cargo)

E85 FF

No

3

0

3

3

MD Van (Cargo)

E85 FF

Yes

2

0

2

0

Totals:

123

17

140

32

Appendix A (continued)

3. Actual EPAct Acquisition Credits Summary

Base AFV Acquisition Credits:

32

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Credits:

0

Dedicated Light Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Medium Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Heavy Duty AFV Credits:

0

Biodiesel Fuel Usage Credits:4

4

Total EPAct Credits:

36

Overall EPAct Compliance Percentage:

138 %

Appendix A (continued)

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2010 AFV Report: Planned Data (FY2011)

1. Planned Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions and Exemptions

Acquisitions

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions

204

599

803

Fleet Exemptions: Fleet Size

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Foreign

0

581

581

Fleet Exemptions: Geographic

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: LE Vehicle

149

18

167

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-covered Vehicle

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Total EPAct-Covered Vehicles

55

0

55

2. Planned Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Detail

Vehicle Type

Fuel

LE

Acquisitions

EPAct

Lease

Purchase

Total

Credits

Light Duty Vehicles

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

GAS HY3

No

10

0

10

10

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

No

15

0

15

15

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

No

8

0

8

8

LD Pickup 4x2

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD Pickup 4x2

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x2

GAS HY3

No

4

0

4

4

LD Van 4x2 (Cargo)

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD Pickup 4x4

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD Pickup 4x4

GAS HY3

No

5

0

5

5

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

No

2

0

2

2

LD SUV 4x4

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

Medium Duty Vehicles

MD Van (Passenger)

CNG BI

No

1

0

1

1

MD Van (Passenger)

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

Totals:

125

11

136

53

3. Planned EPAct Acquisition Credits Summary

Base AFV Acquisition Credits:

53

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Credits:

0

Dedicated Light Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Medium Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Heavy Duty AFV Credits:

0

Biodiesel Fuel Usage Credits:4

0

Total EPAct Credits:

53

Overall EPAct Compliance Percentage:

96 %

Appendix A (continued)

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2010 AFV Report: Projected Data (FY2012)

1. Projected Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions and Exemptions

Acquisitions

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions

199

581

780

Fleet Exemptions: Fleet Size

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Foreign

0

581

581

Fleet Exemptions: Geographic

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: LE Vehicle

160

0

160

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-covered Vehicle

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

3

0

3

Total EPAct-Covered Vehicles

36

0

36

2. Projected Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Detail

Vehicle Type

Fuel

LE

Acquisitions

EPAct

Lease

Purchase

Total

Credits

Light Duty Vehicles

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

Sedan/St Wgn Large

E85 FF

Yes

16

0

16

0

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

No

2

0

2

2

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

Yes

42

0

42

0

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

No

6

0

6

6

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

Yes

5

0

5

0

LD Pickup 4x2

GAS HY3

No

2

0

2

2

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

No

2

0

2

2

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

Yes

14

0

14

0

LD SUV 4x2

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD Pickup 4x4

GAS HY3

No

3

0

3

3

LD SUV 4x4

CNG BI

Yes

1

0

1

0

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

No

4

0

4

4

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

Yes

23

0

23

0

LD SUV 4x4

GAS HY3

No

3

0

3

3

Medium Duty Vehicles

MD Pickup

E85 FF

No

2

0

2

2

MD Van (Cargo)

CNG BI

No

1

0

1

1

MD Van (Passenger)

CNG DE

No

2

0

2

2

Totals:

130

0

130

29

3. Projected EPAct Acquisition Credits Summary

Base AFV Acquisition Credits:

29

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Credits:

0

Dedicated Light Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Medium Duty AFV Credits:

4

Dedicated Heavy Duty AFV Credits:

0

Biodiesel Fuel Usage Credits:4

0

Total EPAct Credits:

33

Overall EPAct Compliance Percentage:

92 %

Appendix A (continued)

2010 AFV Report: Forecast Data (FY2013)

1. Forecast Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions and Exemptions

Acquisitions

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total Light-Duty Vehicle Acquisitions

149

581

730

Fleet Exemptions: Fleet Size

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Foreign

0

581

581

Fleet Exemptions: Geographic

0

0

0

Fleet Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: LE Vehicle

103

0

103

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-covered Vehicle

0

0

0

Vehicle Exemptions: Non-MSA Operation

0

0

0

Total EPAct-Covered Vehicles

46

0

46

2. Forecast Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Detail

Vehicle Type

Fuel

LE

Acquisitions

EPAct

Lease

Purchase

Total

Credits

Light Duty Vehicles

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

Sedan/St Wgn Compact

E85 FF

Yes

2

0

2

0

Sedan/St Wgn Large

E85 FF

No

4

0

4

4

Sedan/St Wgn Large

E85 FF

Yes

13

0

13

0

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

No

4

0

4

4

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

E85 FF

Yes

20

0

20

0

Sedan/St Wgn Midsize

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD Minivan 4x2 (Cargo)

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

No

15

0

15

15

LD Minivan 4x2 (Passenger)

E85 FF

Yes

1

0

1

0

LD Pickup 4x2

E85 FF

Yes

1

0

1

0

LD Pickup 4x2

GAS HY3

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

No

1

0

1

1

LD SUV 4x2

E85 FF

Yes

2

0

2

0

LD Pickup 4x4

GAS HY3

No

2

0

2

2

LD SUV 4x4

CNG BI

Yes

1

0

1

0

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

No

12

0

12

12

LD SUV 4x4

E85 FF

Yes

33

0

33

0

LD SUV 4x4

GAS HY3

No

3

0

3

3

Medium Duty Vehicles

MD Pickup

E85 FF

No

3

0

3

3

Totals:

121

0

121

48

3. Forecast EPAct Acquisition Credits Summary

Base AFV Acquisition Credits:

48

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Credits:

0

Dedicated Light Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Medium Duty AFV Credits:

0

Dedicated Heavy Duty AFV Credits:

0

Biodiesel Fuel Usage Credits:4

0

Total EPAct Credits:

48

Overall EPAct Compliance Percentage:

104 %

Appendix B

Appendix C

Department of State

Glossary

AF - Alternative Fuel; a fuel defined as alternative by the EPAct of 1992.

AFV - Alternative Fuel Vehicle; a vehicle that can run on an alternative fuel.

ART – Arlington Transit; the mass transit program of Arlington County, VA.

B20 – fuel blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petrodiesel.

Biodiesel – a renewable alternative fuel made primarily from soybeans in the US.

CNG – Compressed Natural Gas; a domestically produced alternative fuel.

CNG Bi-Fuel Vehicle – a vehicle with two separate fueling systems that enable it to use either CNG or a conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel).

CNG Dedicated Vehicle – a vehicle that uses only CNG fuel.

Diesel – Petroleum diesel

Dual Fuel Vehicle – designed to operate on a combination of an alternative fuel and a conventional fuel (includes CNG bi-fuel and E85 flex-fuel vehicles).

DOS – Department of State

DE – Dedicated; a vehicle that uses only one type of fuel, such as a CNG DE bus.

DS – Bureau of Diplomatic Security

E85 – fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

ECRA – Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act

EO – Executive Order

EO 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

Ethanol – an alcohol-based alternative fuel made primarily from corn in the US.

FAST – Federal Automotive Statistical Tool; an online data reporting system for Federal fleet management personnel.

FFV – Flexible Fuel Vehicle; a vehicle that can run equally well on any blend of gasoline and ethanol up to 85% ethanol (E85).

FMO – Fleet Management & Operations Division, Office of General Services Management, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Bureau of Administration, DOS

FY – Fiscal Year

GGE – Gasoline Gallon Equivalent: a concept used to describe the difference in energy content of various fuels, using gasoline as the baseline.

GSA – General Services Administration

GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

HD – Heavy Duty, a vehicle weighing > 16,000 lbs GVWR.

IBWC – International Boundary and Water Commission

LD – Light Duty; a vehicle that weighs less than 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

LE – Law Enforcement

LGHGEV – Low greenhouse gas emitting vehicle

MD – Medium Duty, a vehicle weighing between 8,500 lbs. and 16,000 lbs. GVWR

MSA – Metropolitan Statistical Area

NEX – Navy Exchange

Petrodiesel – diesel from petroleum

SUV – Sport Utility Vehicle