5605.1 PBS Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Infrastructure Management

  • Posted Date: 10/17/2016
  • Status: Validated
  • Outdated on: 10/17/2023


               Washington, DC  20405


                                                                                                                                                                                                   PBS 5605.1

                                                                                                                                                                                            October 17, 2016




SUBJECT:  Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Infrastructure Management (Full PDF Format)

1.  Purpose.  This Order provides guidance on the use of and financial accountability for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure at facilities under U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) jurisdiction, custody, or control, including facilities that have been delegated to other Federal agencies by the Administrator of General Services (Administrator), and facilities leased by GSA.

2.  Cancellation.  The Interim Policy Guidance issued July 24, 2012, by the Office of Facilities Management on the Use of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) at GSA Federally Owned and Leased Facilities is cancelled.

3.  Background.  The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015; the Energy Policy Acts (EPAct) of 1992, 2005, and 2007; Executive Order (EO) 13693; and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 require that the Federal Government purchase and/or lease alternatively fueled or low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles.  EO 13693 also requires agencies to plan for appropriate charging or refueling infrastructure for zero emission vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles, and to seek opportunities for ancillary services to support vehicle-to-grid technology.  The Implementing Instructions published along with EO 13693 require “that Agencies shall similarly procure charging stations and, where possible, infrastructure that will allow for vehicle level data reporting capabilities.”  GSA is committed to meeting these goals and helping agencies that occupy space in GSA controlled facilities to do so as well.  The inclusion of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), and Low-speed Electric Vehicles (LSEV) in GSA’s Government Owned Vehicle (GOV) fleet as well as the increasing use of these vehicles by others creates the opportunity to provide infrastructure to charge electrically powered vehicles at GSA facilities.  (See Definitions, Section 7).

The FAST Act authorizes Federal agencies to use appropriated funds to install and operate EVSE infrastructure for Privately Owned Vehicles (POV), provided these vehicles are authorized to park in a federally controlled parking area.  The Act also requires other Federal agencies to collect fees for the use of these EVSE to recover infrastructure, maintenance, and operating costs.  The FAST Act includes exceptions for determining the components of the fee that relates to hardware, construction, and installation costs.  Federal agencies are not required to include the costs of installing or constructing any charging equipment: 

     a.  installed or constructed on or before December 4, 2015.      
     b.  installed or constructed primarily for use by Federal agency fleet vehicles.      
     c.  installed or constructed pursuant to appropriations for the purpose of installing or constructing charging equipment.

SUBJECT:  Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Infrastructure Management (Full PDF Format)



Last Reviewed: 2017-11-30