S. 3543 (109th): Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2006
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
S. 357 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 20, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2006
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to improve passenger automobile fuel economy and safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and for other purposes.

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6/20/2006--Introduced.
Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act - Amends federal transportation law to revise corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE Standards) for automobiles to exclude light trucks (currently, only passenger automobiles are excluded) from such standards.
Prescribes graduated increased average fuel economy standards for passenger automobiles and light trucks beginning in model year 2009 in order to achieve a combined average fuel economy standard of at least 35 miles per gallon (or such other number of miles per gallon as the Secretary may prescribe) beginning in model year 2017.
Prohibits such regulations from making any distinction between passenger automobiles and light trucks by not later than model year 2011 (effectively eliminating the SUV loophole).
Sets forth minimum CAFE standards for domestic and foreign passenger automobiles manufactured in a model year prior to enactment of this Act.
Prescribes maximum CAFE standards for: (1) work trucks manufactured beginning in model year 2011; and (2) light trucks manufactured beginning in model year 2009.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to issue a motor vehicle safety standard to reduce vehicle incompatibility and agressivity between passenger vehicles and non-passenger vehicles.
Revises federal test procedures used to determine fuel economy values for labeling purposes to require such process to take into consideration certain current factors like speed limits, acceleration rates, and driving patterns for passenger automobiles by model year 2015.
Requires passenger automobiles and light trucks be equipped with fuel economy indicators and devices beginning with model year 2013.
Establishes a CAFE credit trading program to allow manufacturers whose automobiles exceed CAFE standards to earn credits to be sold to manufacturers whose automobiles fail to achieve such standards.
Revises fuel economy labeling requirements to require labels attached to passenger automobiles and light trucks to also include greenhouse gas and other emissions consequences information.

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