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August Hearings Scheduled for Heavy Duty GHG and Fuel Efficiency Proposal

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold two hearings this month to receive input on proposed regulations that address greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency requirements for new heavy duty vehicles.  The rules, when finalized, will take effect starting in 2018 for trailers and 2021 for engines and trucks and phase-in over a ten year period.  See the article EPA and NHTSA Propose Heavy Duty GHG and FE Regulations for additional details.  The hearings will be held August 6 in Chicago, Illinois, and August 18 in Long Beach, California.  NGVAmerica members are encouraged to contact us with your views and input relating to this rulemaking.  Additional information on this rulemaking as well as the time and specific location of the hearings can be found by following the link below.  The agencies also have indicated that the timing of the hearings requires that the comment period in this rulemaking be extended to September 17.  The proposed regulations and other materials related to this rulemaking are available here.