U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office – EPAct Transportation Regulatory Activities
Standard Compliance for State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets
Through Standard Compliance, covered fleets may meet their Energy Policy Act (EPAct) requirements annually using one or more ways:
- Biodiesel – purchasing biodiesel fuel for use in medium- or heavy-duty vehicles in blends of 20% biodiesel (B20) or higher
- Credits – applying banked credits or buying credits from other covered fleets
Covered state fleets also may meet their requirements by partnering with private, municipal, or local governments, or with other non-covered fleets and creating a plan that allows the covered state fleets included in the plan to meet their requirements by sharing their AFV-acquisition obligations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must approve the plan before fleets implement it.
Covered fleets must submit a report to DOE by December 31 after each model year to document compliance with EPAct requirements.
Covered fleets may apply for exemptions from their requirements.