State Crafts Idling Rule: Sentinel News

October 17th, 2007: The Sentinel-News

State Crafts Idling Rule

By Andrea Ciccocioppo

Excerpt: “The state is pushing ahead with anti-idling regulation, thanks largely to the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania.

The new regulation advocated by the Clean Air Board that would limit the amount of time a diesel-powered commercial motor vehicle can idle its engine to no more than five minutes in a 60-minute period.

The rule — to be fully enacted in 2010 — will reduce annual emissions of nitrogen oxides by about 1,610 tons, volatile organic compounds by about 45 tons, and particulate matter by about 30 tons, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The regulation is in the public comment phase.”

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