DATE: September 2, 2003

SUBJECT: Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Motor Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 2, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 169, page 52129

AGENCIES: Department of Energy (DOE)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOE is amending the DEAR to implement Executive Order 13149, Greening the Government Through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency, Transportation Efficiency, which directs federal agencies to exercise leadership in the reduction of petroleum consumption through improvements in fleet fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Executive Order 13149, see the April 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "'Greening the Government' Executive Orders."

The DEAR is Part 9 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is available on the Internet at http://professionals.pr.doe.gov/ma5/MA-5Web.nsf/Procurement/Acquisition+Regulation?OpenDocument.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 2, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard B. Langston, 202-586-8247, e-mail: richard.langston@pr.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On April 22, 2000, President Clinton issued three executive orders intended to insure the government's energy is used more efficiently and reduced. One was Executive Order 13149, which established the following as the government's goal: "Each agency operating 20 or more motor vehicles within the United States shall reduce its entire vehicle fleet's annual petroleum consumption by at least 20% by the end of FY [fiscal year] 2005, compared with FY 1999 petroleum consumption levels."

To implement Executive Order 13149, DOE is making the following changes to the DEAR:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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