Text: H.R.325 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 104-70 (12/23/1995)
[104th Congress Public Law 70]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 109 STAT. 773]]
Public Law 104-70
To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for an optional provision for the
reduction of work-related vehicle trips and miles travelled in ozone
nonattainment areas designated as severe, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 1995 - [H.R. 325]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. OPTIONAL EMPLOYER MANDATED TRIP REDUCTION.
Section 182(d)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act <<NOTE: 42 USC 7511a.>> is
amended to read as follows:
``(B) The State may also, in its discretion, submit a
revision at any time requiring employers in such area to
implement programs to reduce work-related vehicle trips and
miles travelled by employees. <<NOTE: Guidelines.>> Such
revision shall be developed in accordance with guidance issued
by the Administrator pursuant to section 108(f) and may require
that employers in such area increase average passenger occupancy
per vehicle in commuting trips between home and the workplace
during peak travel periods. The guidance of the Administrator
may specify average vehicle occupancy rates which vary for
locations within a nonattainment area (suburban, center city,
business district) or among nonattainment areas reflecting
existing occupancy rates and the availability of high occupancy
modes. Any State required to submit a revision under this
subparagraph (as in effect before the date of enactment of this
sentence) containing provisions requiring employers to reduce
work-related vehicle trips and miles travelled by employees may,
in accordance with State law, remove such provisions from the
implementation plan, or withdraw its submission, if the State
notifies the Administrator, in writing, that the State has
undertaken, or will undertake, one or more alternative methods
that will achieve emission reductions equivalent to those to be
achieved by the removed or withdrawn provisions.''.
Approved December 23, 1995.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 325:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-387 (Comm. on Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 141 (1995):
Dec. 12, considered and passed House.
Dec. 13, considered and passed Senate.