IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 31, 2014
Mr. Inhofe (for himself and Mr. Donnelly) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to weight limitations for natural gas vehicles, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014
Weight limitations for natural gas vehicles
Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Natural gas vehicles
Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall issue regulations under section 553 of title 5, United States Code, to allow a vehicle, if operated by an engine fueled primarily by natural gas, to exceed any vehicle weight limit under this section by an amount that is equal to the difference between—
the weight of the vehicle attributable to the natural gas tank and fueling system carried by that vehicle; and
the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system.