skip to main content

H.R. 325 (104th): To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for an optional provision for the reduction of work-related vehicle trips and miles traveled in ozone nonattainment areas designated as severe, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 1995 (Introduced).


HR 325 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 325

To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for an optional provision for the reduction of work-related vehicle trips and miles travelled in ozone nonattainment areas designated as severe, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 1995

Mr. MANZULLO (for himself, Mr. ARCHER, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. CRANE, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. FAWELL, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. HOEKSTRA, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. HYDE, Mr. KLINK, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. WALKER, Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr. WILSON, and Mr. ROHRABACHER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for an optional provision for the reduction of work-related vehicle trips and miles travelled in ozone nonattainment areas designated as severe, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. OPTIONAL EMPLOYER MANDATED TRIP REDUCTION.

    Section 182(d)(1)(b) of the Clean Air Act is amended by to read as follows:

      ‘(B) The State may also, in its discretion, submit a revision at any time requiring employers in such area to implement programs to reduce work-related vehicle trips and miles traveled by employees. Such revision shall be developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Administrator pursuant to section 108(f) and may require that employers in such area increase average passenger occupancy per vehicle in commuting trips between home and the workplace during peak travel periods. The guidance of the Administrator may specify average vehicle occupancy rates which vary for locations within a nonattainment area (suburban, center city, business district) or among nonattainment areas reflecting existing occupancy rates and the availability of high occupancy modes. The revision may require employers subject to a vehicle occupancy requirement to submit a compliance plan to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this paragraph.’.