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42 U.S. Code § 16152 - Definitions

In this subchapter:
(1) Clean hydrogen; hydrogen

The terms “clean hydrogen” and “hydrogen” mean hydrogen produced in compliance with the greenhouse gas emissions standard established under section 16166(a) of this title, including production from any fuel source.

(2) Fuel cell

The term “fuel cell” means a device that directly converts the chemical energy of a fuel, which is supplied from an external source, and an oxidant into electricity by electrochemical processes occurring at separate electrodes in the device.

(3) Heavy-duty vehicleThe term “heavy-duty vehicle” means a motor vehicle that—
is rated at more than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight;
has a curb weight of more than 6,000 pounds; or
has a basic vehicle frontal area in excess of 45 square feet.
(4) Infrastructure

The term “infrastructure” means the equipment, systems, or facilities used to produce, distribute, deliver, or store hydrogen (except for onboard storage).

(5) Light-duty vehicle

The term “light-duty vehicle” means a motor vehicle that is rated at 8,500 or less pounds gross vehicle weight.

(6) Portable; storageThe terms “portable” and “storage”, when used in reference to a fuel cell, include—
continuous electric power; and
backup electric power.
(7) Task Force

The term “Task Force” means the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Task Force established under section 16155 of this title.

(8) Technical Advisory Committee

The term “Technical Advisory Committee” means the independent Technical Advisory Committee established under section 16156 of this title.

Editorial Notes

2021—Pars. (1) to (4). Pub. L. 117–58, § 40312(2), (3), added par. (1) and redesignated former pars. (1) to (3) as (2) to (4), respectively. Former par. (4) redesignated (5).

Par. (5). Pub. L. 117–58, § 40312(2), redesignated par. (4) as (5). Former par. (5) redesignated (6).

Pub. L. 117–58, § 40312(1), substituted “Portable; storage” for “Stationary; portable” in heading and “The terms ‘portable’ and ‘storage’, when” for “The terms ‘stationary’ and ‘portable’, when” in introductory provisions.

Pars. (6) to (8). Pub. L. 117–58, § 40312(2), redesignated pars. (5) to (7) as (6) to (8), respectively.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Wage Rate Requirements

For provisions relating to rates of wages to be paid to laborers and mechanics on projects for construction, alteration, or repair work funded under div. D or an amendment by div. D of Pub. L. 117–58, including authority of Secretary of Labor, see section 18851 of this title.