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SEDC announces opening of SEDC Leadership Award nomination period

Since 2008, the SEDC has been recognizing leadership in the Southeast through its annual leadership award program. The program began with the Industry Leadership Award and the Community Fleet Leadership Award. In 2012, a new category, the Visionary Award was added to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated significant leadership in achieving diesel emission reductions. Nominations will be accepted from until March 8, 2013. Link for more information

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What are mobile sources?

Mobile sources are sources of air pollution that move, or can be moved, such as cars, aircraft, and locomotives. Mobile sources are typically classified as either on-road or nonroad. Examples of on-road mobile sources are cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Nonroad mobile sources are construction equipment, marine vessels, lawn and garden equipment, and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles and jetskis, to name a few.

EPA Region 4 works together with EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) to implement various programs and strategies aimed at reducing emissions of harmful pollutants from mobile sources. The region also works closely with state, local, and tribal air and transportation agencies to further EPA's mission to protect human health and the environment.

What is being done to reduce air pollution from mobile sources?

A variety of programs and regulations are in place to control emissions from mobile sources, including:

Information on importing a vehicle into the United States

Before importing a vehicle into the United States, please consult the EPA's import page or call the Import Hotline at (734)214-4100.



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