This Decision and Order considers an Appeal filed Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WREC) from a determination issued on July 8, 1999, by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) of the Department of Energy (DOE), under provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 490 (Alternative Fuel Transportation Program). In its determination, EE denied a request filed by WREC for an exemption from the firm’s 1999 Model Year (MY) alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) purchase requirements under the Part 490 program. If the present Appeal were granted, WREC would be exempted from its 1999 MY purchase requirements, as initially requested by the firm. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that WREC’s Appeal should be denied.