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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Model State Idling Law.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation.
Publisher Apr 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/420/S-06/001;
Stock Number PB2007-105442
Additional Subjects Fuel consumption ; Idling ; Trucks ; Emission reduction ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Environmental protection ; Vehicle air pollution ; Barriers ; Trucking industry ; Meetings ; State programs ; Exhaust emissions ; Technology assessment ; Compliance ; Implementation ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-105442 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/08/2007
Collation 15p
In May, 2004, at the National Idle Reduction Planning Conference in Albany, New York, representatives from the trucking industry identified the inconsistent pattern and design of state and local vehicle idle restriction laws as a barrier to greater implementation of idle reduction technologies. According to the trucking industry, the patchwork of state and local idling laws and the impracticality of the provisions of these laws make knowledge, understanding, and ultimately compliance an issue for truck drivers and owners. Approximately 15 states and dozens of local jurisdictions have idling laws. In response to their concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a series of five public workshops. The goal of the workshops was twofold: (1) Develop a model state idling law for states to consider adopting that would foster greater compliance through common understanding of the requirements and ease of implementation; and (2) Raise awareness among the trucking industry, states, and environmental groups about each other's needs. For example, states and environmental groups want diesel emission reductions, and truck drivers want to rest comfortably and drive safely.