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Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1273


To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, relating to average fuel economy standards for automobiles.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 25, 2017

Mr. Blunt (for himself, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Moran, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Young) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, relating to average fuel economy standards for automobiles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fuel Economy Harmonization Act”.

SEC. 2. Credits for exceeding average fuel economy standards.

Section 32903 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;

(B) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), as redesignated, by striking “When” and inserting the following:

“(1) IN GENERAL.—When”;

(C) in paragraph (1)(B), as redesignated, by striking “paragraph (1)” and inserting “subparagraph (A),”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) MODEL YEARS 2016 THROUGH 2021.—Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(B), beginning with model year 2016 and ending with model year 2021, a manufacturer may apply any credits earned after model year 2009 pursuant to paragraph (1), which have not been applied pursuant to paragraph (1)(A), to any model year beginning after the model year for which the credits are earned.”;

(2) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by striking “subsection (a)(1) of this section” and inserting “subsection (a)(1)(A)”; and

(3) in subsection (g)—

(A) in paragraph (3)—

(i) in subparagraph (A), by striking “2011” and inserting “2010”;

(ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking “2017, 1.5 miles per gallon; and” and inserting “2016, 1.5 miles per gallon;”; and

(iii) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:

“(C) for model years 2017 and 2018, 2.0 miles per gallon;

“(D) for model years 2019 through 2021, 4.0 miles per gallon; and

“(E) for model year 2022 and subsequent model years, 6.0 miles per gallon.”; and

(B) in paragraph (5), by striking “2010” and inserting “2009”.

SEC. 3. Calculation of average fuel economy.

Section 32904(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) For model years 2012 through 2025, if requested by a manufacturer, the average fuel economy calculated by the Administrator for the manufacturer’s passenger and nonpassenger automobiles shall include off-cycle technology fuel economy credits equivalent to the credits calculated by the Administrator for the off-cycle technology under the Administrator’s vehicle emissions standards for the same or closest model year, provided that the technology has a direct impact upon improving fuel economy performance.”.