Recent Federal Actions

This list includes recent federal actions, such as Federal Register notices and rulemaking actions, agency directives or agency communications, that are all publicly available. These actions relate to alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction and fuel economy measures. When rulemakings are finalized, they will move to the list of Federal Laws and Incentives.

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EPA and NHTSA to Review Fuel Economy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Standards Jan 20, 2021

Executive Order 13990, issued in January 2021, requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program and The SAFE Vehicles Rule for Model Years (MYs) 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. The EPA and NHTSA must consider suspending, revising, or rescinding the SAFE Vehicles Rules and establish ambitious fuel economy standards. For more information, refer to Executive Order 13990.

GSA Required to Issue Guidance on Federal Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Payment Cards Oct 1, 2020

The Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies (CHARGE) Act requires the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to issue guidance by March 30, 2021, clarifying that each federal agency may charge EVs at commercial EV charging stations, and that they may pay for the transaction with a charge card. The GSA must issue by the same date a charge card to each federal agency and for each EV for this purpose. A “charge card” includes, among other options, a card issued under the GSA SmartPay program and a Fleet Services card.

For more information, refer to the CHARGE Act.