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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2448

PUBLIC LAW 100-494—OCT. 14, 1988

42 USC 6374 note.

(b) CESSATION OF EFFECT.—This section, and the amendmenta made by this section, shall cease to be effective after September 30, 1997.

42 USC 6374

SEC. 5. USE OF NONSTANDARD FUELS.

No guaranty or warranty with- respect to any passenger automobile or light-duty truck acquired by the United States after October 1, 1989, shall be voided or reduced in effect by reason of the operation of such vehicle with any fuel for which a currently effective waiver, which includes a limitation regarding Reid vapor pressure with respect to such fuel, has been issued by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under section 211(f) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(0). SEC. 6. AMENDMENT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COST SAVINGS ACT. (a) FUEL ECONOMY OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL AUTOMOBILES.—Title V

of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (15 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "MANUFACTURING INCENTIVES FOR AUTOMOBILES

15 USC 2013.

513. (a) ALCOHOL POWERED AUTOMOBILE.—If a manufacturer manufactures any model type of alcohol powered automobile, the fuel economy measured for that model type shall be based on the fuel content of the alcohol used to operate such automobile. For purposes of this section, a gallon of alcohol used to operate such automobile shall be considered to contain 15 one-hundredths of a gallon of fuel. "(b) DUAL ENERGY AUTOMOBILE.—If a manufacturer manufactures any model type of dual energy automobile, the fuel economy measured for that model type shall be measured by the EPA Administrator byjiividin^ LP_by the^um^of— ^(l)~Ui5 divided by the fuel economy as measured under section 503(d) while operating such model type on gasoline or diesel fuel; and "(2) 0.5 divided by the fuel economy as measured under subsection (a) of this section while operating such model type on alcohol. "(c) NATURAL GAS POWERED AUTOMOBILE.—If a manufacturer manufactures any model type of natural gas powered automobile, the fuel economy measured for that model type shall be based on the fuel content of the natural gas used to operate such automobile. For purposes of this section, 100 cubic feet of natural gas shall be considered to contain 0.823 gallons equivalent of natural gas, and a gallon equivalent of natural gas shall be considered to have a fuel content of 15 one-hundredths of a gallon of fuel. "(d) NATURAL GAS DUAL ENERGY AUTOMOBILE.—If a manufacturer manufactures any model type of natural gas dual energy automobile, the fuel economy measured for that model type shall be measured by the EPA Administrator by dividing 1.0 by the sum of— "(1) 0.5 divided by the fuel economy as measured under section 503(d) while operating such model type on gasoline or diesel fuel; and "(2) 0.5 divided by the fuel economy as measured under subsection (c) of this section while operating such model type on natural gas. "SEC.