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What is EPA doing about diesel idling? Where can I find out information about diesel idling regulations?

The SmartWay Transport Partnership (http://www.epa.gov/smartway/is a voluntary collaboration between EPA and the freight industry to conserve fuel, reduce emissions, and improve transportation supply chain efficiency. SmartWay "makes the business case" for how companies shipping products, and the carriers that move those products, can improve their environmental profile while saving money and time.

According to the American Transportation Research Institute, approximately 15 states and dozens of local counties have promulgated laws that restrict the amount of time that a vehicle can idle its main engine.  In April 2006, EPA compiled a list of state and local anti-idling laws (http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=P1002J83.txt) (EPA420-B-06-004, April 2006).  Since the publication of this document, new state and local anti-idling laws may have been passed, and existing laws may have been modified.  For a continually updated list of state and local laws, see the American Transportation Research Institute's (ATRI's) current list of state and local laws. More information may be found on their website: http://www.atri-online.org/research/idling/ATRI_Idling_Compendium

The Office of Transportation and Air Quality's Clean School Bus program lists anti-idling regulations and other links in regard to anti-idling laws at:  http://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/antiidling.htm

Information about idling and diesel exhaust may be found through EPA Region 1: http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/diesel/idling.html

Further Information:

Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions?  What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?: http://publicaccess.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23012&task=knowledge&questionID=14200

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) idle reduction techniques: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/air_quality/cmaq/reference/idle_reduction/

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program on idle reduction: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/resources/fcvt_national_idling.html

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