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[121 STAT. 1757]
[121 STAT. 1757]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

121 STAT. 1757

systems, carpool information systems, parking information systems, freight route management systems, and traffic management systems. (2) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall transmit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate a report that contains the results of the study required under this section. (d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for the Office of Climate Change and Environment to carry out its duties under section 102(g) of title 49, United States Code (as amended by this Act), such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2008 through 2011.


42 USC 16101 note.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall establish and carry out a pilot program for making grants to railroad carriers (as defined in section 20102 of title 49, United States Code) and State and local governments— (1) for assistance in purchasing hybrid or other energyefficient locomotives, including hybrid switch and generatorset locomotives; and (2) to demonstrate the extent to which such locomotives increase fuel economy, reduce emissions, and lower costs of operation. (b) LIMITATION.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), no grant under this section may be used to fund the costs of emissions reductions that are mandated under Federal law. (c) GRANT CRITERIA.—In selecting applicants for grants under this section, the Secretary of Transportation shall consider— (1) the level of energy efficiency that would be achieved by the proposed project; (2) the extent to which the proposed project would assist in commercial deployment of hybrid or other energy-efficient locomotive technologies; (3) the extent to which the proposed project complements other private or governmental partnership efforts to improve air quality or fuel efficiency in a particular area; and (4) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates innovative strategies and a financial commitment to increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions of its railroad operations. (d) COMPETITIVE GRANT SELECTION PROCESS.— (1) APPLICATIONS.—A railroad carrier or State or local government seeking a grant under this section shall submit for approval by the Secretary of Transportation an application

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