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Central Intelligence Agency Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report

Updated Compliance with EPAct, E.O. 13423, and E.O. 13514 for Fiscal Year 2010

 

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

This is the CIA’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) annual report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 and presents CIA alternative fuel use and alternative fuel vehicle acquisition data for Fiscal Year 2010.  This report was developed in accordance with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 (amended in 2005) (42 U.S.C. 13211-13219)), as amended by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-388), Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management (72 FR 3919, signed on 24 January 2007) and E.O. 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (74 FR 194, signed on 8 October 2009).

 

Legislative Requirements

EPAct requires that 75% of all Federal fleet light duty vehicles (LDV) acquisitions for FY 1999 and beyond, which are capable of being centrally fueled and primarily operated in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), be alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).  Certain emergency, law enforcement, and national defense vehicles are exempt from these requirements.  The ECRA amended EPAct to allow one alternative fuel vehicle acquisition credit for every 450 gallons of pure biodiesel fuel consumed in vehicles over 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.  “Biodiesel credits” may fulfill up to 50 percent of an agency’s EPAct requirements.  E.O. 13423 requires agencies to reduce their fleet’s covered petroleum consumption by 2% annually through 2015, while increasing their consumption of alternative fuel 10% per year compared to an FY 2005 baseline.  Agencies are also required to purchase plug-in hybrid vehicles when life-cycle cost analysis demonstrates their cost to be reasonably similar to other vehicles.  E.O. 13514 requires the use of low green house gas emitting and alternative fuel vehicles and optimizing vehicle numbers across agency fleets.  E.O. 13514 also mandates that agency fleets reduce petroleum consumption by 2% annually relative to a fiscal year 2005 baseline.

 

Table 1.  CIA’s Performance in Meeting EPAct, E.O. 13423 and E.O.13514 Requirements

Authority/Mandate

Performance Measure

Goal/Requirement

CIA Performance

(FY 2010)

EPAct

AFV acquisitions

75 percent of the covered light-duty vehicles (LDVs) acquired in FY 2010 must be AFVs.

Acquired 132 AFVs out of 138 covered vehicle acquisitions, 96% were AFV.  CIA earned 132 credits for its AFV acquisitions and 0 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.

56,024 gallons of E85 fuel were consumed in FY10*.

 

E.O. 13423

Petroleum consumption

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

239,703 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) were consumed in FY 2010. 326,457 GGEs were consumed in FY 2005. CIA reduced fuel consumption by 26% from FY 2005 baseline.**

E.O 13514

Petroleum Consumption

Reduce consumption of petroleum products by 2% annually relative to FY 2005 baseline

239,703 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) were consumed in FY 2010.  326,457 GGEs were consumed in FY 2005. CIA reduced fuel consumption by 26% 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 ninth report, covering FY 2010.  During the period covered by this report, 96 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 2010, CIA earned 132 credits for AFV acquisitions and additional 0 credits for acquisition of AFVs with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds for a total of 132 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 2010 are as follows:

a. Law Enforcement (52 vehicles – 39 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 and E.O. 13514 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.

E.O. 13514 requires the use of low green house gas emitting and alternative fuel vehicles and optimizing vehicle numbers across agency fleets.  E.O. 13512 also mandates that Agency fleets reduce petroleum consumption by 2% annually relative to a fiscal year 2005 baseline.

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 went into operation FY08.  56,024 gallons of E85 fuel were consumed in FY10 by agency vehicles.  This represents a decrease of 22% annually from FY09***.

Petroleum Consumption: CIA exceeded the E.O. 13423 and E.O. 13514 requirements 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 2010 totaled 239,703 GGEs which represents a 10 percent reduction from FY 2005 consumption of 326,457 GGEs.


Appendix A

FY2010  AFV Acquisitions

 

 

Leased

Purchased

Total

Total number of Light Duty (8500 GVWR)

 

 

 

FY  2009 LDV Acquisitions

76

56

132

EPAct Covered Acquisitions

76

56

132

GVWR < 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Sedan

E85 Flex Fuel

35

8

41

Minivan

E85 Flex Fuel

13

5

17

Van

E85 Flex Fuel

3

0

3

Truck

E85 Flex Fuel

2

0

2

SUV

E85 Flex Fuel

23

42

65

Van

B20 Bio Diesel

0

1

1

Total GVWR < 8500 lbs

76

56

132

GVWR > 8500 Acquisitions

Body Style

Vehicle

Leased

Purchased

Total

Van

Bus

E85 Flex Fuel

B20 Bio-diesel

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bus

Gasoline

6

0

6

Truck

B20 Bio-diesel

0

0

0

Total GVWR > 8500 lbs

6

0

6

Total FY2009 AFV  Acquisitions

76

56

132

***Note:  In FY09, 77, 324 gallons of E85 fuel were consumed.  This represented an increase of 38% annual from FY08.  E85 fuel usage declined, however, in FY10 as a result of the exemption of certain Agency law enforcement vehicles from the alternative fuel usage requirements under E.O. 13423.

 

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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