Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles [US]

On September 8th, 2015, the EPA announced that it is extending the deadline for public comment on its new fuel efficiency standards.

In July of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had proposed new greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty engines and vehicles.

The proposed rule would affect:

  • combination tractors
  • trailers pulled by combination tractors
  • heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans
  • vocational vehicles (including vehicles such as delivery trucks and waste haulers).

The deadline for public comment has now been altered  from September 17th, 2015 to October 1st, 2015.

Red-on-line EHS Legalist

Sources:

Update: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2; Extension of Comment Period, Federal Register, 80 FR 53756, September 8, 2015.

Sharon Montazeri, EPA Proposes GHG Emission Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, Red-on-line USA, June 23, 2015.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles – Phase 2, Prepublication Notice, June 19, 2015.

EPA and NHTSA Propose Standards to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Fuel Efficiency of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles for Model Year 2018 and Beyond, Detailed Fact Sheet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, June 2015.

40 CFR 86

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