EO 12844
Effective Date: April 21, 1993

Responsible Office: Security, Logistics, Aircraft, & Industrial Relations Div


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including the
Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6201 et
seq.,), the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, as
amended (15 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.), the Energy Policy Act of 1992
(Public Law 102-486), and section 301 of title 3, United States
Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Federal Leadership and Goals. The use of alternative
fueled motor vehicles can, in some applications, substantially
reduce pollutants in the atmosphere, create significant domestic
economic activity and stimulate jobs creation, utilize domestic
fuel sources as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and
reduce vehicle maintenance costs.

Moreover, Federal action can provide a significant market impetus
for the development and manufacture of alternative fueled
vehicles, and for the expansion of the fueling infrastructure
necessary to support large numbers of privately owned alternative
fueled vehicles.

The Federal Government can exercise leadership in the use of
alternative fueled vehicles.  To that end, each agency shall
adopt aggressive plans to substantially exceed the alternative
fueled vehicle purchase requirements established by the Energy
Policy Act of 1992.

Sec. 2. Alternative Fueled Requirements.  The Federal Government
shall acquire, subject to the availability of funds and
considering life cycle costs, alternative fueled vehicles in
numbers that exceed by 50 percent the requirements for 1993
through 1995 set forth in the Energy Policy Act of 1992.  The
Federal fleet vehicle acquisition program shall be structured
with the objectives of: (a) continued reduction in the
incremental cost associated with specific vehicle and fuel
combinations; (b) long-term movement toward increasing
availability of alternative fueled vehicles produced as standard
manufacturers' models; and (c) minimizing life cycle costs in the
acquisition of alternatives fueled vehicles.  In addition, there
is established, for a period not to exceed 1 year, the Federal
Fleet Conversion Task Force, a Federal interagency implementation
committee to be constituted by the Secretary of Energy, in
consultation with a Task Force Chairman to be named by the
President.  The Task Force will advise on the implementation of
this Executive order.  The Task Force will issue a public report
within 90 days, setting forth a recommended plan and schedule of
implementation and, no later than 1 year from the date of this
order, in cooperation with the Secretary of Energy, file a report
on the status of the conversion effort.

Sec. 3. Alternative Fueled Vehicle Acquisition Assistance. 
Within available appropriations, and as required by the Energy
Policy Act of 1992, the Secretary of Energy shall provide
assistance to other agencies that acquire alternative fueled
vehicles.  This assistance includes payment of incremental costs
of alternative fueled vehicles, including any incremental costs
associated with acquisition and disposal.  All vehicles, whether
conversions or purchases as original equipment manufacturer
models, shall comply with all applicable Federal and State
emissions and safety standards, consistent with those
requirements placed on original equipment manufacturers,
including years and mileage.

Sec. 4. Alternative Fueled Vehicle Purchase and Use Incentives. 
The Administrator of the General Services Administration, to the
extent allowed by law, may provide incentives to purchase
alternative fueled vehicles, including priority processing of
procurement requests, and, with the Secretary of Energy, provide
any other technical or administrative assistance aimed at
accelerating the purchase and use of Federal alternative fueled

Sec. 5. Cooperation with Industry and State and Local Authorities
on Alternative Fueled Vehicle Refueling Capabilities.  The
Secretary of Energy shall coordinate Federal planning and siting
efforts with private industry fuel suppliers, and with State and
local governments, to ensure that adequate private sector
refueling capabilities exist or will exist wherever Federal fleet
alternative fueled vehicles are sited.  Each agency's fleet
managers are expected to work with appropriate organizations at
their respective locations on initiatives to promote alternative
fueled vehicle use.

Sec. 6. Reporting.  The head of each agency shall report annually
to the Secretary of Energy on actions and progress under this
order, consistent with guidance provided by the Secretary.  The
Secretary shall prepare a consolidated annual report to the
President and to the Congress on the implementation of this
order.  As part of the report, the Secretary and the Director of
the Office of Management and Budget shall complete a thorough,
objective evaluation of alternative fueled vehicles.  The
evaluation shall consider operating and acquisition costs, fuel
economy, maintenance, and other factors as appropriate.

Sec. 7. Definitions.  For the purpose of this order the terms
"agency" and "alternative fueled vehicle" have the same meanings
given such terms in sections 151 and 301 of the Energy Policy Act
of 1992, respectively.

Sec. 8. Exceptions.  The Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of
the Treasury, and the Attorney General, consistent with the
national security and protective and law enforcement activities
of their respective agencies, shall determine the extent to which
the requirements of this order apply to the national security and
protective and law enforcement activities of their respective

Sec. 9. Judicial Review.  This order is not intended to create
any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by a
non-Federal party against the United States, its officers or
employees, or any other person.

                              /s/William J. Clinton

April 21, 1993.

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