Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 102 Part 3.djvu/492

This page needs to be proofread.
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2444

PUBLIC LAW 100-494—OCT. 14, 1988

"(e) DETAIL OF PERSONNEL.—Upon the request of the Secretary, the head of any Federal agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to the Department of Energy to assist the Secretary in carrying out the Secretary's duties under this section. "(f) EXEMPTIONS.—(1) Vehicles acquired under this section shall not be counted in any calculation of the average fuel economy of the fleet of passenger automobiles acquired in a fiscal year by the United States. "(2) The incremental cost of vehicles acquired under this section over the cost of comparable gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles shall not be applied to any calculation with respect to a limitation under law on the maximum cost of individual vehicles which may be acquired by the United States. (g) DEFINITIONS,—For purposes of this part— "(1) the term 'acquired' means leased for a period of sixty continuous days or more, or purchased; "(2) the term 'alcohol' means a mixture containing 85 percent or more by volume methanol, ethanol, or other alcohols, in any combination; "(3) the term 'alcohol powered vehicle' means a vehicle designed to operate exclusively on alcohol; "(4) the term 'dual energy vehicle' means a vehicle which is capable of operating on alcohol and on gasoline or diesel fuel; '(5) the term 'natural gas dual energy vehicle' means a vehicle which is capable of operating on natural gas and on gasoline or diesel fuel; and "(6) the term 'natural gas powered vehicle' means a vehicle designed to operate exclusively on natural gas. "(i) FUNDING.—(1) For the purposes of this section, there are authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1990, $5,000,000, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, $3,000,000, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1992, $2,000,000, and for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993, $2,000,000. "(2) The authority of the Secretary to obligate amounts to be expended under this section shall be effective for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance by appropriation Acts. 42 USC 6374a.

"SEC. 400BB. ALTERNATIVE FUELS TRUCK COMMERCIAL APPLICATION PROGRAM.

"(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary, in cooperation with manufacturers of heavy duty engines and with other Federal agencies, shall establish a commercial application program to study the use of alcohol and natural gas in heavy duty trucks and, if appropriate, other heavy duty applications. "(b) FUNDING.—(1) There are authorized to be appropriated for the period encompassing the fiscal years ending September 30, 1990, September 30, 1991, and September 30, 1992, a total of $2,000,000 for alcohol powered vehicles and dual energy vehicles, and a total of $2,000,000 for natural gas powered vehicles and natural gas dual energy vehicles, to carry out the purposes of this section. "(2) The authority of the Secretary to obligate amounts to be expended under this section shall be effective for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance by appropriation Acts.