42 U.S. Code § 13211 - Definitions
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For purposes of this subchapter, subchapter II of this chapter, and subchapter III of this chapter (unless otherwise specified)—
(2) the term “alternative fuel” means methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols; mixtures containing 85 percent or more (or such other percentage, but not less than 70 percent, as determined by the Secretary, by rule, to provide for requirements relating to cold start, safety, or vehicle functions) by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels; natural gas, including liquid fuels domestically produced from natural gas; liquefied petroleum gas; hydrogen; coal-derived liquid fuels; fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials; electricity (including electricity from solar energy); and any other fuel the Secretary determines, by rule, is substantially not petroleum and would yield substantial energy security benefits and substantial environmental benefits;
(3) Alternative fueled vehicle.—
(A) In general.— The term “alternative fueled vehicle” means a dedicated vehicle or a dual fueled vehicle;
(B) Inclusions.— The term “alternative fueled vehicle” includes—
(ii) a new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle (as defined in section 30B(c)(3) of that title);
(iv) any other type of vehicle that the Administrator demonstrates to the Secretary would achieve a significant reduction in petroleum consumption. 
(4) the term “comparable conventionally fueled motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle which is, as determined by the Secretary—
(B) powered by an internal combustion engine that utilizes gasoline or diesel fuel as its fuel source; and
(5) “covered person” means a person that owns, operates, leases, or otherwise controls—
(A) a fleet that contains at least 20 motor vehicles that are centrally fueled or capable of being centrally fueled, and are used primarily within a metropolitan statistical area or a consolidated metropolitan statistical area, as established by the Bureau of the Census, with a 1980 population of 250,000 or more; and
(6) the term “dedicated vehicle” means—
(7) the term “domestic” means derived from resources within the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, including the outer Continental Shelf, as such term is defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act [43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.], or from resources within a Nation with which there is in effect a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade;
(8) the term “dual fueled vehicle” means—
(9) the term “fleet” means a group of 20 or more light duty motor vehicles, used primarily in a metropolitan statistical area or consolidated metropolitan statistical area, as established by the Bureau of the Census, with a 1980 population of more than 250,000, that are centrally fueled or capable of being centrally fueled and are owned, operated, leased, or otherwise controlled by a governmental entity or other person who owns, operates, leases, or otherwise controls 50 or more such vehicles, by any person who controls such person, by any person controlled by such person, and by any person under common control with such person, except that such term does not include—
(E) emergency motor vehicles, including vehicles directly used in the emergency repair of transmission lines and in the restoration of electricity service following power outages, as determined by the Secretary;
(F) motor vehicles acquired and used for military purposes that the Secretary of Defense has certified to the Secretary must be exempt for national security reasons;
(10) the term “fuel supplier” means—
(A) any person engaged in the importing, refining, or processing of crude oil to produce motor fuel;
(B) any person engaged in the importation, production, storage, transportation, distribution, or sale of motor fuel; and
(11) the term “light duty motor vehicle” means a light duty truck or light duty vehicle, as such terms are defined under section 7550 (7) of this title, of less than or equal to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating;
(13) the term “motor vehicle” has the meaning given such term under section 7550 (2) of this title; and
(14) the term “replacement fuel” means the portion of any motor fuel that is methanol, ethanol, or other alcohols, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, coal derived liquid fuels, fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials, electricity (including electricity from solar energy), ethers, or any other fuel the Secretary determines, by rule, is substantially not petroleum and would yield substantial energy security benefits and substantial environmental benefits.
 So in original. The period probably should be a semicolon.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 102–486, title III, § 301,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2866; Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title I, § 122], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–229; Pub. L. 109–58, title VII, § 707,Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 818; Pub. L. 110–181, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2862,Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 559.)
References in Text
This subchapter, referred to in introductory provisions, was in the original “this title”, meaning title III of Pub. L. 102–486, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2866, which enacted this subchapter, amended section 6374 of this title, and repealed provisions set out as a note under section 6374 of this title. For complete classification of title III to the Code, see Tables.
Subchapter II of this chapter, referred to in introductory provisions, was in the original “title IV”, meaning title IV of Pub. L. 102–486, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2875, which enacted subchapter II (§ 13231 et seq.) of this chapter, amended sections 6374a and 6374b and former section 6374c of this title and sections 717, 717a, 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2013 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, enacted provisions set out as notes under former section 79b andsection 717 of Title 15, and repealed provisions set out as a note under section 717c of Title 15. For complete classification of title IV to the Code, see Tables.
Paragraphs (7) and (8) of section 32901 (a) of title 49, referred to in pars. (6)(A) and (8)(A), were redesignated as pars. (8) and (9), respectively, and a new par. (7) was enacted by Pub. L. 110–140, title I, § 103(a)(2), (3),Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1501.
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, referred to in par. (7), is act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, 67 Stat. 462, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1331 et seq.) of chapter 29 of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1331 of Title 43 and Tables.
In pars. (6)(A) and (8)(A), “section 32901 (a)(7) of title 49” substituted for “section 513(h)(1)(C) of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act” and “section 32901 (a)(8) of title 49” substituted for “section 513(h)(1)(D) of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act” on authority of Pub. L. 103–272, § 6(b),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1378, the first section of which enacted subtitles II, III, and V to X of Title 49, Transportation.
2008—Par. (3). Pub. L. 110–181designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), inserted par. and subpar. headings, substituted “The term” for “the term”, and added subpar. (B).
2005—Par. (9)(E). Pub. L. 109–58inserted “, including vehicles directly used in the emergency repair of transmission lines and in the restoration of electricity service following power outages, as determined by the Secretary” before semicolon at end.
2000—Par. (2). Pub. L. 106–554inserted “, including liquid fuels domestically produced from natural gas” after “natural gas”.
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