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Laws & Regulations

Summary of the Energy Policy Act

42 USC §13201 et seq. (2005)

The Energy Policy Act (EPA) addresses energy production in the United States, including: (1) energy efficiency; (2) renewable energy; (3) oil and gas; (4) coal; (5) Tribal energy; (6) nuclear matters and security; (7) vehicles and motor fuels, including ethanol; (8) hydrogen; (9) electricity; (10) energy tax incentives; (11) hydropower and geothermal energy; and (12) climate change technology. For example, the Act provides loan guarantees for entities that develop or use innovative technologies that avoid the by-production of greenhouse gases. Another provision of the Act increases the amount of biofuel that must be mixed with gasoline sold in the United States.

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The Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST)  carries out a Congressional mandate to develop and implement a regulatory program for underground storage tank (UST) systems. OUST implements provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.