Senate Bill 1447
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017
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Passed Senate on Dec 21, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 27, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1447
Congress
115
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Delaware
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Passed
December 21, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S8269-8270; text: CR S8270)
Summary

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017

This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize through FY2022 a diesel emissions reduction program. The program authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide grants, rebates, or loans for reducing diesel emissions from certain diesel vehicles or fleets by retrofitting or replacing their engines.

The bill modifies requirements governing how the EPA must prioritize projects when providing grants, rebates, and loans. Specifically, the EPA must recognize differences in how vehicles, engines, equipment, and fleets are used across the country as it prioritizes projects that include certified engine configurations, verified technologies, or emerging technologies that have a long expected useful life.

Under current law, the EPA must use a certain percentage of the funds made available for the program to support state administered programs for reducing diesel emissions. If a state does not quality for funds, then the funds for the unqualified state must be reallocated to qualified states. This bill requires the funds for the unqualified state to be reallocated to the national diesel emissions reduction program.

Text (2)
September 13, 2017
Actions (9)
12/21/2017
Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 219.
12/21/2017
Senate vitiated previous passage. (consideration: CR S8280)
12/21/2017
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8269-8270; text: CR S8270)
12/21/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S8269-8270; text: CR S8270)
09/13/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 219.
09/13/2017
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 115-155.
07/12/2017
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/27/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
06/27/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 28, 2017 12:41:35 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:43:59 PM