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.
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.