(a) In order to establish a baseline of data so that a state green fleets policy may be established, implemented, and monitored, each state department and agency fleet manager shall develop an inventory and analysis of the fleet vehicles within that department or agency as of the close of fiscal year 2010. This inventory shall include the following specific information:
Terms Used In Alabama Code 41-17A-3
- Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- FUEL ECONOMY: The applicable model year combined highway/city fuel economy with respect to a vehicle as determined on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis as determined by the Administrator of the U. See Alabama Code 41-17A-2
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
(1) Number of vehicles classified by the model year, make, model, engine size, vehicle identification number (VIN), drivetrain type of 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, and the rated vehicle weight and classification as either light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty.
(2) Miles per gallon or gallon equivalent, per vehicle.
(3) Average fuel economy of all light-duty vehicles in the fleet.
(4) Average fuel economy of all medium-duty vehicles in the fleet.
(5) Average fuel economy of all heavy-duty vehicles in the fleet.
(6) Type of fuel or power source including, but not limited to, electricity used.
(7) Average cost per gallon, or gallon equivalent of fuel.
(8) Average fuel cost per mile.
(9) Annual miles driven per vehicle.
(10) Total fuel or power consumption per vehicle.
(11) Vehicle function, such as the tasks associated with the vehicle’s use.
(b) Fleet managers from state departments and agencies shall be responsible for providing baseline data in a reliable and verifiable manner. The data shall be submitted to the Green Fleets Review Committee established in Section 41-17A-6 for use in measuring progress toward the goals outlined in Section 41-17A-4.