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Central Intelligence Agency Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report

Updated Compliance with EPAct and E.O. 13423 for Fiscal Year 2008


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Summary

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is continuing to develop methods to increase the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) percentage in its qualifying fleet and enhance its qualifying fleet’s alternative fuel usage.

This represents the CIA’s report covering fiscal year (FY) 2008. This report covers the CIA’s alternative fuel use and vehicle acquisition compliance pursuant to the requirements of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), as amended by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-388) and Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, signed on 24 January 2007.

 

Table 1.CIA’s Performance in Meeting EPAct and E.O. 13423 Requirements

Authority/Mandate

Performance

Measure

Goal/Requirement

CIA Performance
(FY 2008)

EPAct


 


 

 

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) acquisitions




 

75 percent of the covered light-duty vehicles (LDVs) acquired in FY 2008 must be AFVs.


 

 

Acquired 42 AFVs out of 55 covered vehicle acquisitions, 76% were AFV.  CIA earned 42 credits for its AFV acquisitions and 6 additional credits.

 

E.O. 13423

Alternative fuel use in AFVs

Increase the total non-petroleum-based fuel consumption by 10% annually, relative to baseline for FY 2005.

48,304 gallons of E85 fuel were consumed in FY08.*

E.O. 13423

Petroleum consumption

Reduce consumption of petroleum products by 2% annually through the end of FY 2015, relative to FY 2005 baseline.


255,996 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) were consumed in FY 2008. 326,457 GGEs were consumed in FY 2005. CIA reduced fuel consumption by 21% from FY 2005 baseline.**

*First year of CIA's E85 fueling station being operational
**CIA's GGE consumption figure is extrapolated from verifiable consumption quantities.

 

EPAct Compliance

CIA first reported under the EPAct in 1997. This constitutes CIA’s seventh report, and it covers FY 2008. During the period covered by this report, 76 percent of CIA’s FY 2008 qualifying fleet acquisitions under the EPAct were AFVs.

Credits: Federal fleets earn one credit for every AFV acquired and one credit for every 450 gallons of neat bio-diesel (B100) or 2,250 gallons of B20 (20 percent bio-diesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel) used. Additional credits are earned for:

  1. AFVs that operate exclusively on alternative fuels.
  2. Zero Emission Vehicles of any size.
  3. Dedicated medium-duty or heavy-duty AFVs.

During FY 2008, CIA earned 42 credits for its AFV acquisitions and additional 6 credits for acquisition of AFV’s with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds for a total of 48 credits.

Exemptions: Under the EPAct, exemptions were granted for fleet size, geographic location or use outside of a qualifying Metropolitan Statistical Area/Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA/CMSA), law enforcement vehicles and emergency vehicles. Exemptions claimed against CIA’s fleet acquisitions for FY 2008 are as follows:

  1. Law Enforcement (6 vehicles – 1.1 percent of total)
  2. Emergency (0 vehicles – 0 percent of total)
  3. Non MSA/CMSA (0 vehicles – 0 percent of total)
  4. Geographic (0 vehicles – 0 percent of total)

 

E.O. 13423 Compliance

E.O. 13423 section 2.(g), using a baseline of 2005, requires agencies that operate a fleet of at least 20 motor vehicles to:

  1. Reduce the fleet’s total consumption of petroleum products by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015.
  2. Increase the total fuel consumption that is non-petroleum-based by 10 percent annually.
  3. Use plug-in hybrid (PIH) vehicles when PIH vehicles are commercially available at a cost reasonably comparable, on the basis of life-cycle cost, to non-PIH vehicles.

Use of Alternative Fuels in AFVs: CIA expanded its infrastructure in FY 2007 by installing an E85 Fueling Station (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline). The E85 fueling station is now operational.

Petroleum Consumption: CIA exceeded the E.O. 13423 requirement to reduce the consumption of petroleum products by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015, relative to FY 2005 baseline. Fuel consumption for FY 2008 was 255,996 GGEs while fuel consumption for FY 2005 was 326,457 GGEs. This represents a 21 per cent reduction.


Appendix A

FY2008 AFV Acquisitions

 

 

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total number of Light Duty (8500 GVWR)

 

 

 

FY 2008 LDV Acquisitions

36

19

55

EPAct Covered Acquisitions

30

12

42

GVWR < 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Sedan

E85 Flex Fuel

19

3

22

Minivan

E85 Flex Fuel

2

0

2

SUV

E85 Flex Fuel

8

4

12

Total GVWR < 8500 lbs

 

29

7

36

GVWR > 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Van

E85 Flex Fuel

1

0

1

Mini-bus

B20 Bio-diesel

0

2

2

Truck

B20 Bio-diesel

0

3

3

Total GVWR > 8500 lbs

 

1

5

6

Total FY2008 AFV  Acquisitions

30

12

42

 

Appendix B

Acronym

Phrase

AFV

Alternative Fuel Vehicle

B100

Bio-diesel (100 percent, neat)

B20

Bio-diesel (20 percent bio-diesel, 80 percent petroleum diesel)

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CMSA

Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

E85

Ethanol (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent petroleum)

E.O.

Executive Order

EP Act

Energy Policy Act

FY

Fiscal Year

GGE

Gasoline Gallon Equivalent

GVWR

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

LDV

Light-Duty Vehicles

MSA

Metropolitan Statistical Area

PIH

Plug-In Hybrid

SUV

Sport Utility Vehicle

 

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