EPA releases model for state idling laws

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As a product of five workshops held last year, the Environmental Protection Agency has released a model for a state idling law for consideration by states considering such a measure. EPA emphasized that it is not promulgating any type of regulation regarding vehicle idling and that its role is limited to that of a facilitator to help create more consistent idling laws around the country.

For a listing of the state and local idling laws, the workshops summaries, and the resulting model for a state idling law, visit http://www.epa.gov/smartway/idle-state.htm.