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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL76 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: +Passenger Car and Light Truck Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards MYs 2022-2025 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would address Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light trucks and for passenger cars for model years 2022-2025. This rulemaking would respond to requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), title 1, subtitle A, section 102, as it amends 49 USC 32902, which was signed into law December 19, 2007. The statute requires that corporate average fuel economy standards be prescribed separately for passenger automobiles and non-passenger automobiles to achieve a combined fleet fuel economy of at least 35 mpg by model year 2020. For model years 2021 to 2030, the average fuel economy required to be attained by each fleet of passenger and non-passenger automobiles shall be the maximum feasible for each model year. The law requires the standards be set at least 18 months prior to the start of the model year.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 531    49 CFR 533   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 32902    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Publish Final Rule  04/01/2020 

Statement of Need:

Setting Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards passenger cars, light truck and medium-duty passenger vehicles will reduce fuel consumption, and will thereby improve U.S. energy independence and energy security, which has been a national objective since the first oil price shocks in the 1970s. Transportation accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. petroleum consumption, and light-duty vehicles account for about 60 percent of oil use in the U.S. transportation sector.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

This rulemaking would respond to requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), title 1, subtitle A, section 102, as it amends 49 USC section 32902, which was signed into law December 19, 2007. The statute requires that corporate average fuel economy standards be prescribed separately for passenger automobiles and non-passenger automobiles. For model years 2021 to 2030, the average fuel economy required to be attained by each fleet of passenger and non-passenger automobiles shall be the maximum feasible for each model year. The law requires the standards be set at least 18 months prior to the start of the model year.

Alternatives:

NHTSA will present regulatory alternatives in the upcoming proposal.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

NHTSA will present estimated costs and benefits in the upcoming proposal.

Risks:

The agency believes there are no substantial risks to this rulemaking.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  07/27/2016  81 FR 49217   
NPRM  03/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related Agencies: Joint: EPA; 
Agency Contact:
James Tamm
Fuel Economy Division Chief
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-0515
Email: james.tamm@dot.gov