DEQ Greenhouse Gas Group seeks input on trucks

Truck Efficiency and Reduced Idling Study Group to host third meeting June 29
By Department of Environmental Quality

What:  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality commissioned the Truck Efficiency and Reduced Idling Study Group to advise on efforts to research and develop recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The study group seeks to identify methods to enhance truck efficiency with improved aerodynamics and other measures. In addition the group is also exploring potential restrictions on unnecessary idling by commercial vehicles.

This is the third meeting of the study group.  The public is invited to view the proceedings.

When:             1 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Where:           Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Headquarters

Conference Room EQC-A, 10th Floor

811 SW 6th Ave.


Background:  The 2009 Oregon Legislature adopted House Bill 2186, which directed DEQ to study potential requirements regarding the maintenance or retrofitting of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in order to reduce aerodynamic drag and otherwise reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DEQ also plans to study potential restrictions on engine use by parked commercial vehicles, including but not limited to medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Study group members are working with DEQ staff to report findings and recommendations for legislation to the interim legislative committees on environment and natural resources by Oct. 1, 2010.

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