S.1828 - A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study of the feasibility of increasing the consumption in the United States of certain ethanol-blended gasoline.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 07/19/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-494|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/24/2008 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1070. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1828 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (09/24/2008)
Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study and report to Congress on the feasibility of increasing consumption in the United States of ethanol-blended gasoline with levels of ethanol of not less than 10% and not more than 40%.
Requires the study to evaluate: (1) production and infrastructure constraints on increasing consumption; (2) the economic, market, and energy impacts of state and regional differences in ethanol blends and of separate and distinctly-labeled fuel storage facilities and dispensers; (3) the environmental impacts of mid-level ethanol blends on evaporative and exhaust emissions from, and on the operation, durability and performance of, on-road, off-road, and marine engines, recreational boats, vehicles, and equipment (engines); and (4) the safety impacts of mid-level ethanol blends on consumers that own and operate such engines.