Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels
Alternative fuels information for consumers and business from Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

Alternative Fuels Act
An Act to accelerate the use of alternative fuels for motor vehicles


Report on the Application of the Alternative Fuels Act - Fiscal Year 2008-09
The Alternative Fuels Act (AFA) requires the President of the Treasury Board to report annually on the application of the AFA by all federal bodies (departments and agencies) named in schedules I, I.1, and II of the Financial Administration Act (FAA). This is the twelfth annual report on the application of the AFA.

Report on the Application of the Alternative Fuels Act - Fiscal Year 2009-10
The Alternative Fuels Act (AFA) requires the President of the Treasury Board to report annually on the application of the AFA in respect of all federal bodies (departments and agencies) named in schedules I, I.1, and II of the Financial Administration Act (FAA). This is the thirteenth annual report on the application of the AFA.

Disposal / Remarketing

ARCHIVED - Information Notice - Disposal of Surplus Crown Vehicles
This information notice clarifies the requirements of the Treasury Board Directive on Disposal of Surplus Materiel on sales of surplus Crown vehicles, and it provides guidance to departments and agencies.


Energy Efficiency

ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles
Learn what you can do when buying, driving and maintaining your personal vehicle to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Online tips on energy-efficient driving from Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

Transportation (Natural Resources Canada)
Portal page for the Federal Vehicles Initiative, linking to information about idling and about training programs for operators and managers of federal vehicle fleets

Executive Vehicles

Authorized Maximum Price
This confirms the current Authorized Maximum Price limits for the purchase of executive vehicles, in accordance with paragraph 5.2.2 of the Directive on Fleet Management: Executive Vehicles.

Guide to Fleet Management, Chapter 2: Executive Vehicles
Chapter 2 of the Guide to Fleet Management is intended to assist directors and managers in implementing the government's policy and directives related to the management of executive vehicles.

IT63R5 - Benefits, Including Standby Charge for an Automobile, from the Personal Use of a Motor Vehicle Supplied by an Employer
This bulletin deals with the value of the benefit derived by an employee from the personal use and availability of an automobile supplied by an employer that is required to be included in calculating the employee's income.

Fleet Card and Services

ARI's Government of Canada Fleet Website

Greening the Fleet

Alternative Fuel Information for Business
Alternative fuels can improve your fleet's efficiency, save money and help protect the environment. Get the facts on biodiesel, ethanol, hybrid technology and more from Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

Alternative Fuel Refueling Stations in Canada
Locate alternative fuel retailers in your area with this listing from Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Information on Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks
Canada is committed to tackling climate change through sustained action to build a low-carbon economy that includes reaching a global agreement, working with our North American partners and taking action domestically.

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
(Link available in English only)

EcoDriving
Learn how to drive your vehicle fuel efficiently to save money and help protect the environment. Use these free online tools and other resources available from Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

Idle-Free Zone
Learn why unnecessary vehicle idling is costing commercial fleets in Canada millions of dollars every year and is a major contributor to climate change. Reduce your fleets idling and boost your companys bottom line using these free online tools and other resources from Natural Resources Canadas Office of Energy Efficiency.

Pollution Sources - Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels include natural gas and coal, as well as the more familiar fuels refined from crude oil including gasoline, diesel, and fuel oils. The burning, or combustion, of fossil fuels is a major source of pollutants which contribute to smog, acid rain, climate change, and other health, environmental and economic concerns.

Pollution Sources - Transportation
By bringing people and goods together, transportation represents a key element of the Canadian economy and society. However, motorized transportation has adverse health and environmental impacts.

Operations / Utilization

Motor Vehicle Operations Directive - Chapter 2-11
This directive outlines the requirements for the safe operation of motor vehicles owned or leased by Public Service departments, to ensure the safety and health of employees and the public, and to avoid property or equipment damage.

Other Organizations

British Columbia - Ministry of Transportation and Highways


United States: Federal Vehicle Management Policy
Motor Vehicle Management Overview

Safety

Canada Safety Council

Defect Investigations and Recalls (Transport Canada)
Check the Road Safety Recalls Database to see if your vehicle was ever subject to a recall.

Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16)
An Act to regulate the manufacture and importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to reduce the risk of death, injury and damage to property and the environment

Road and Motor Vehicle Safety (Transport Canada)
Road safety is a shared responsibility. That is why, governed by the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act, we work with industry, community groups and government partners to set national safety standards for the design and construction of safe vehicles and safe roads, as well as promote safe drivers and passengers.

Safety Guide for Field Operations (Chapter 5-4)
This guide provides advice regarding the wide range of activities, environmental conditions and hazards are common to field operations, requiring special care and attention on the part of those involved directly, and on the part of supervisory staffs responsible for the control of such operations.

Safety Guide for Operations Over Ice
The purpose of this safety guide is to: specify rules of good safety practice for all Public Service employees engaged in operations on ice covers; provide information on the thickness of ice required to support moving and stationary loads; specify met...


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