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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 2009

 

Summary

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

This report represents CIA alternative fuel use and vehicle acquisition compliance for Fiscal Year 2009, 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 (72 FR 3919, signed on 24 January 2007).

The CIA’s Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report for 2010 will also include the requirements of E.O. 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (74 FR 194, signed on 8 October 2009).

 

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

Authority/Mandate

Performance Measure

Goal/Requirement

CIA Performance

(FY 2009)

EPAct

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) acquisitions

75 percent of the covered light-duty vehicles (LDVs) acquired in FY 2009 must be AFVs.

Acquired 55 AFVs out of 66 covered vehicle acquisitions, 84% were AFV.  CIA earned 55 credits for its AFV acquisitions and 2 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.

77,324 gallons of E85 fuel were consumed in FY09.*

E.O. 13423

Petroleum consumption

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

283,220 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) were consumed in FY 2009. 326,457 GGEs were consumed in FY 2005. CIA reduced fuel consumption by 13% from FY 2005 baseline.**

*FY08 was the first year that CIA’s E85 fueling station was 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 eight report, covering FY 2009.  During the period covered by this report, 84 percent of CIA qualifying fleet acquisitions under the EPAct were identified as 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:

a. AFVs that operate exclusively on alternative fuels.

b. Zero Emission Vehicles of any size.

c. Dedicated medium-duty or heavy-duty AFVs.

During FY 2009, CIA earned 55 credits for AFV acquisitions and additional 2 credits for acquisition of AFVs with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds for a total of 57 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:

a. Law Enforcement (30 vehicles – 46 percent of total)

b. Emergency (0 vehicles – 0 percent of total)

c. Non MSA/CMSA (0 vehicles – 0 percent of total)

d. 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:

a. Reduce the fleet’s total consumption of petroleum products by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015.

b. Increase the total fuel consumption that is non-petroleum-based by 10 percent annually.

c. 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 fully 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 2009 totaled 283,220 GGEs which represents a 13 percent reduction from FY 2005 consumption of 326,457 GGEs.


Appendix A

FY2009  AFV Acquisitions

 

 

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total number of Light Duty (8500 GVWR)

 

 

 

FY  2009 LDV Acquisitions

45

21

66

EPAct Covered Acquisitions

32

23

55

GVWR < 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Sedan

E85 Flex Fuel

22

10

32

Minivan

E85 Flex Fuel

6

0

6

SUV

E85 Flex Fuel

4

11

15

Total GVWR < 8500 lbs

32

21

53

GVWR > 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Van

E85 Flex Fuel

0

0

0

Bus

B20 Bio-diesel

0

1

0

Truck

B20 Bio-diesel

0

1

0

Total GVWR > 8500 lbs

0

2

2

Total FY2009 AFV  Acquisitions

32

23

55

 

Appendix B   -  List of Acronyms

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

EPAct

Energy Policy Act

FY

Fiscal Year

GGE

Gasoline Gallon Equivalent

GVWR

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

LDV

Light-Duty Vehicles (vehicles that weigh less than 8,500 lb. GVWR)

MSA

Metropolitan Statistical Area

PIH

Plug-In Hybrid

SUV

Sport Utility Vehicle


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