H.R. 6559 (110th): OFS Act

Jul 22, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
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Jul 22, 2008
9 pages
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This bill was introduced on July 22, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 22, 2008
Referred to Committee Jul 22, 2008
Full Title

To require automobile manufacturers to ensure that not less that 80 percent of the automobiles manufactured or sold in the United States by each such manufacturer to operate on fuel mixtures containing 85 percent ethanol, 85 percent methanol, or biodiesel.


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18 cosponsors (11D, 7R) (show)

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Open Fuel Standard Act of 2008 or the OFS Act - Amends federal transportation law to require each light-duty automobile manufacturer's annual inventory to comprise at least: (1) 50% fuel choice-enabling automobiles in years 2012-2014; and (2) 80% fuel choice-enabling automobiles in 2015, and in each subsequent year.
Defines "fuel choice-enabling automobile" as: (1) a flexible fuel automobile capable of operating on gasoline, E85, and M85; or (2) an automobile capable of operating on biodiesel fuel.
Authorizes a manufacturer to request an exemption from such requirement from the Secretary of Transportation.
Requires: (1) each manufacturer that receives an exemption to place a label on each exempted automobile; and (2) each exempted light-duty automobile delivered to a dealer and first purchaser to be accompanied with a written notification of such exemption.

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