H.R. 1476 (111th): OFS Act

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 835 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 20, 2009

Sponsor
Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2009
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6559 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 2008

S. 835 (Related)
OFS Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 20, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2009
 
Full Title

To require automobile manufacturers to ensure that not less than 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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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (15D, 4R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/12/2009--Introduced.
Open Fuel Standard Act of 2009 or the OFS Act - Requires each light-duty automobile manufacturer's annual covered 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.

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