Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (07/21/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 14, 2009. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to: (1) conduct a five-year program of natural gas vehicle research, development, and demonstration; (2) coordinate with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding such program; (3) coordinate with the natural gas vehicle industry to ensure cooperation between the public and the private sector; and (4) report to Congress on implementing such program.

Includes among program objectives: (1) the continued improvement and development of new, cleaner, more efficient light-, medium-, and heavy-duty natural gas vehicle engines for onroad and offroad applications; (2) the development and improvement of nationally recognized standards for the safe operation of natural gas vehicles and their components; (3) improvement in the reliability and efficiency of, and certification of, natural gas fueling station infrastructure; (4) the improvement of existing natural gas fuel storage systems and the development of new storage materials; and (5) the use of natural gas engines in hybrid vehicles.

Authorizes appropriations.