Fuel Economy

[§122.07.5] §122.075. Alternative fuel transportation grant program.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Alternative fuel" means blended biodiesel or blended gasoline.

(2) "Biodiesel" means a mono-alkyl ester combustible liquid fuel that is derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, or any combination of those reagents, and that meets American society for testing and materials specification D6751-03a for biodiesel fuel (B100) blend stock distillate fuels.

(3) "Diesel fuel" and "gasoline" have the same meanings as in section 5735.01 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Ethanol" has the same meaning as in section 5733.46 of the Revised Code.

(5) "Blended biodiesel" means diesel fuel containing at least twenty per cent biodiesel by volume.

(6) "Blended gasoline" means gasoline containing at least eighty-five per cent ethanol by volume.

(7) "Incremental cost" means either of the following:

(a) The difference in cost between blended gasoline and gasoline containing ten per cent or less ethanol at the time that the blended gasoline is purchased;

(b) The difference in cost between blended biodiesel and diesel fuel containing two per cent or less biodiesel at the time that the blended biodiesel is purchased.

(B) For the purpose of improving the air quality in this state, the director of development shall establish an alternative fuel transportation grant program under which the director may make grants to businesses, nonprofit organizations, public school systems, or local governments for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel refueling facilities and for the purchase and use of alternative fuel.

(C) The director shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that are necessary for the administration of the alternative fuel transportation grant program. The rules shall establish at least all of the following:

(1) An application form and procedures governing the application process for a grant under the program;

(2) A procedure for prioritizing the award of grants under the program;

(3) A requirement that the maximum grant for the purchase and installation of an alternative fuel refueling facility be no more than fifty per cent of the cost of the facility;

(4) A requirement that the maximum grant for the purchase of alternative fuel be no more than fifty per cent of the incremental cost of the fuel;

(5) Any other criteria, procedures, or guidelines that the director determines are necessary to administer the program.

(D) There is hereby created in the state treasury the alternative fuel transportation grant fund. The fund shall consist of money as may be specified by the general assembly from the energy efficiency revolving loan fund created by section 4928.61 of the Revised Code. Money in the fund shall be used to make grants under the alternative fuel transportation grant program and by the director in the administration of that program.

HISTORY: 151 v H 66, §101.01, eff. 9-29-05

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