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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 Dec 6, 1995 (Reported by House Committee).


HR 325 RH

Union Calendar No. 195

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 325

[Report No. 104-387]

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

December 6, 1995

Additional sponsors: Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. CASTLE, Mr. FOX of Pennsylvania, Mr. BONO, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. PORTMAN, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Mr. NEUMANN, Mr. DAVIS, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. GUNDERSON, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. MICA, Mr. COOLEY, Mr. LATOURETTE, Mr. KIM, Mr. BAKER of California, Mr. WELLER, Mr. SCARBOROUGH, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. MYERS of Indiana, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. WALSH, Mr. GEKAS, Mr. METCALF, Mr. EWING, Mr. GOODLING, Mr. SOLOMON, Mr. FLANAGAN, Mr. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. MCINTOSH, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. TALENT, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. CHRYSLER, Mr. MCHALE, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. DORNAN, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. RIGGS, Mr. UNDERWOOD, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. FUNDERBURK, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. BUNNING of Kentucky, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. REGULA, Mr. WICKER, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. POMBO, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BARR of Georgia, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. STUMP, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. EVERETT, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. GOODLATTE, Mr. FIELDS of Texas, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. LAHOOD, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. LIGHTFOOT, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. JONES, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, Mr. MOORHEAD, Mr. HERGER, Mr. ZELIFF, Mr. HEINEMAN, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. TATE, Mr. BARTON of Texas, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. SKEEN, Mr. GREENWOOD, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. KASICH, Mr. ROTH, Mr. DELAY, Mr. HEFLEY, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mr. KING, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. CRAPO, Ms. DUNN of Washington, Mr. ENGLISH of Pennsylvania, Mr. BRYANT of Tennessee, Mrs. CHENOWETH, Mr. BAESLER, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. MARTINI, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. COLLINS of Georgia, Mr. FOLEY, Mr. THORNBERRY, Mr. WAMP, Mr. BENTSEN, Mrs. WALDHOLTZ, Mrs. SEASTRAND, Mr. COX of California, Mr. QUINN, Mr. DREIER, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. KLUG, Mr. PETRI, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. ROGERS, Mr. LEWIS of California, Mr. HAYES, Mr. INGLIS of South Carolina, Mr. DOYLE, Mr. RUSH, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. HOYER, Mrs. KELLY, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. LOBIONDO, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. PORTER, and Mr. FRANKS of Connecticut

December 6, 1995

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


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,

[Struck out->] SECTION 1. OPTIONAL EMPLOYER MANDATED TRIP REDUCTION. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Section 182(d)(1)(b) of the Clean Air Act is amended by to read as follows: [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->]
      ‘(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 travelled 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.’. [<-Struck out]

SECTION 1. OPTIONAL EMPLOYER MANDATED TRIP REDUCTION.

    Section 182(d)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act is amended 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 travelled 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. Any State required to submit a revision under this subparagraph (as in effect before the date of enactment of this sentence) containing provisions requiring employers to reduce work-related vehicle trips and miles travelled by employees may, in accordance with State law, remove such provisions from the implementation plan, or withdraw its submission, if the State notifies the Administrator, in writing, that the State has undertaken, or will undertake, one or more alternative methods that will achieve emission reductions equivalent to those to be achieved by the removed or withdrawn provisions.’.