Federal Control of Air Emissions From New Heavy-Duty Road Vehicles

Reitze Jr., Arnold W.
March 2014
Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis;Mar2014, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p10216
Heavy-duty road vehicles are subject to a regulatory program administered primarily by the federal government, a program that evolved out of concerns about increasing smog in California in the 1960s. Among the applicable regulations today are Clean Air Act mobile source provisions, Tier 2 standards, and the proposed Tier 3 standards. The mobile source program has existed for one-half century, but regulation of heavyduty vehicles developed much later than the program for light-duty vehicles. More recently, the federal government has begun implementing a program to control greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.


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