U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Vehicle Technologies Office – EPAct Transportation Regulatory Activities

State Entity Fleets Covered by the Energy Policy Act

State entities—including state government and state agency fleets—are covered by and must meet the requirements of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) if all of the following conditions are met:

Is Your Fleet Covered?

Use one of these methods to determine whether your state fleet is covered by EPAct.

  • A state entity owns, operates, leases, or otherwise controls 50 or more light-duty vehicles within the United States that are not on the list of excluded vehicles
  • Those same 20 vehicles are centrally fueled or "capable of being centrally fueled." Vehicles are considered capable of being centrally fueled if they are capable of being fueled at least 75% of the time at a location that is owned, operated, or controlled by any fleet or under contract with that fleet for fueling purposes.

States are responsible for determining the appropriate reporting entity or entities for purposes of the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program. For example, a state might report as a single entity, agency by agency, or in some combination of the two. In addition, state universities and colleges that meet the coverage criteria are subject to the program's requirements because they are considered state agencies.