Heavy-duty trucks above 8,500 gvwr.......... 50 50 50
The term MY refers to model year.
"(c) Accelerated Standard for Light-Duty Trucks up to 6,000 lbs.
GVWR and Light-Duty Vehicles.-Notwithstanding the model years for
which clean-fuel vehicle standards are applicable as provided in
section 243, for purposes of this section, light duty trucks of up to
6,000 lbs. GVWR and light-duty vehicles manufactured in model years
1998 through model year 2000 shall be treated as
clean-fuel vehicles only if such vehicles comply with the standards
applicable under section 243 for vehicles in the same class for the
model year 2001. The requirements of subsection (b) shall take effect
on the earlier of the following:
"(1) The first model year after model year 1997 in which new
light-duty trucks up to 6,000 lbs. GVWR and light-duty vehicles
which comply with the model year 2001 standards under section 243
are offered for sale in California.
"(2) Model year 2001.
Whenever the effective date of subsection (b) is delayed pursuant to
paragraph (1) of this subsection, the phase-in schedule under
subsection (b) shall be modified to commence with the model year
referred to in paragraph (1) in lieu of model year 1998.
"(d) Choice of Vehicles and Fuel.-The plan revision under this
subsection shall provide that the choice of clean-fuel vehicles and
clean alternative fuels shall be made by the covered fleet operator
subject to the requirements of this subsection.
"(e) Availability of Clean Alternative Fuel.-The plan revision
shall require fuel providers to make clean alternative fuel available
to covered fleet operators at locations at which covered fleet
vehicles are centrally fueled.
"(1) Issuance of credits.-The State plan revision required
under this section shall provide for the issuance by the State of
appropriate credits to a fleet operator for any of the following
(or any combination thereof):
"(A) The purchase of more clean-fuel vehicles than required
under this section.
"(B) The purchase of clean fuel vehicles which meet more
stringent standards established by the Administrator pursuant
to paragraph (4).
"(C) The purchase of vehicles in categories which are not
covered by this section but which meet standards established
for such vehicles under paragraph (4).
"(2) Use of credits; limitations based on weight classes.
"(A) Use of credits.-Credits under this subsection may be
used by the person holding such credits to demonstrate
compliance with this section or may be traded or sold for use
by any other person to demonstrate compliance with other
requirements applicable under this section in the same
nonattainment area. Credits obtained at any time may be held or
banked for use at any later time, and when so used, such
credits shall maintain the same value as if used at an earlier