What is EPA doing about diesel idling? Where can I find out information about diesel idling regulations?
Information about idling reduction is located on the SmartWay Transport Partnership pages at: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/technology/idling.htm
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 (may be found on National Service Center for Environmental Publications: nepis.epa.gov) (PDF, 102 pages, 506K) (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 (http://www.atri-online.org/research/idling/ATRI_Idling_Compendium)
For additional information you may wish to contact the SmartWay Transport Partnership staff: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
SmartWay Transport Partnership
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fax: (734) 214-4052
SmartWay Transport Partnership Call Center
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
For information on what EPA is doing about diesel emissions and potential health effects, please view the following FAQ:
Title: Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions? What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?
You may also wish to view the Web sites of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE).
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), http://www.dot.gov/
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), http://www.energy.gov/
Information from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program on idle reduction can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/resources/fcvt_national_idling.html
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