Summary: H.R.4652 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/23/2004)

Energy Independence Act of 2004 - Amends the Clean Air Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a renewable fuel program for motor vehicle fuel sold or dispensed in the contiguous United States. Authorizes the Administrator to allow participation by noncontiguous States.

Prohibits the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as a fuel additive.

Requires Federal agency fleet vehicles to be clean fuel vehicles.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) to expand business tax credits (credits) for electricity produced from renewable resources.

Authorizes pro rata allocation of the small ethanol producer credit to patrons of cooperative organizations.

Establishes a business credit for energy efficient appliances.

Repeals the retail excise tax on diesel fuel for diesel-powered trains. Reduces the excise tax rate on fuel used in inland waterways transportation.

Provides a business credit for construction of energy efficient homes and a personal credit for energy efficiency improvements to existing homes.

Sets forth special rules applicable to the business credit for renewable electricity production.

Establishes a credit against manufacturers excise taxes for alcohol fuel and biodiesel mixtures.

Amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify date restrictions applicable to additional duties on certain fuels.

Amends the IRC to extend the alcohol fuels business credit.

Establishes a general business credit for biodiesel fuels.

Expands the qualified small-issue bond program.

Establishes a personal credit for alternative motor vehicles.

Establishes a business credit for engines complying with specified emissions levels.