Press Releases, Federal Register Notices and Recent Announcements for EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality
- April 19, 2017: EPA Announces Grants to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines
- April 19, 2017: EPA Grants Available to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines
- March 15, 2017: EPA to Reexamine Emission Standards for Cars and Light Duty Trucks -- Model Years 2022-2025
- January 18, 2017: Two Maine School Bus Fleets Get Funds for New Buses
- January 18, 2017: Ashford Conn. Gets Funds for New Cleaner School Bus
- January 13, 2017: Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025
- Jaunary 12, 2017: EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations
- January 11, 2017: U.S. EPA awards Sundale Union Elementary School $20,000 for cleaner school bus
- January 11, 2017: EPA Awards Nearly $4 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
- January 11, 2017: U.S. EPA awards Marana Unified School District $465,000 for cleaner school buses
- January 11, 2017: U.S. EPA awards Santa Cruz City Schools $155,000 for cleaner school buses
- January 11, 2017: EPA awards Moorpark Unified School District $25,000 for cleaner school bus
- January 11, 2017: Volkswagen Agrees to Plead Guilty, Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and Civil Penalties
- January 11, 2017: TODAY: EPA Admin. Gina McCarthy, Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch, Other Federal Officials Announce Major Development in Volkswagen Investigation
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- April 25, 2017: Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (PDF) (1 pp, 171 K)
- April 12, 2017: Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure Gasoline Volatility Standard for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties, Tennessee (PDF) (5 pp, 214 K)
- March 22, 2017: Notice of Intention To Reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light Duty Vehicles (PDF) (2 pp, 185 K)
- January 19, 2017: California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs); Notice of Decision (PDF) (8 pp, 223 K)
- January 19, 2017: California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Commercial Harbor Craft Regulations; Notice of Decision (PDF) (7 pp, 215 K)
- January 19, 2017: California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; In- Use Diesel-Fueled Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) and TRU Generator Sets and Facilities Where TRUs Operate; Notice of Decision (PDF) (8 pp, 223 K)
- January 17, 2017: California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Amendments to On-Highway Heavy-Duty Vehicle In-Use Compliance Program, Amendments to 2007 and Subsequent Model Year On-Highway Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, and Amendments to Truck Requirements; Notice of Decision (PDF) (7 pp, 217 K)
- January 13, 2017: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment (PDF) (2 pp, 195 K)
Added April 2017
- EPA announces $11 million in competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
Added March 2017
- March 15, 2017: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Model Years 2022-2025: Proposed determination is being reevaluated under the direction of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Added January 2017
- January 18, 2017: OTAQ “Contacts by Topic” list updated.
- January 13, 2017: The 2017 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool is now available, with supporting documents. This assessment tool uses a truck carrier’s 2016 operational data to yield data that allows it to benchmark and track its environmental performance.
- January 12, 2017: EPA Administrator signed determination to maintain the current GHG emissions standards for model year (MY) 2022-2025 vehicles.
- January 12, 2017: EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations.
Added December 2016
- December 22, 2016: EPA signed the California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 2014 and Subsequent Model Year Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles; Notice of Decision.
- December 22, 2016: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards: Denial of Requests for Extension of Comment Period.
- December 22, 2016: EPA Responds to Petition to Reconsider Finding that Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Certain Classes of Aircraft Endanger Public Health and Welfare.
- December 20, 2016: Extension of Comment Periods for: the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Proposed Denial to Change the Point of Obligation.
- December 20, 2016: Heavy Duty NOx petition response: EPA responded to petitions submitted by 20 state and local government agencies from across the country and other organizations.
Added November 2016
- November 30, 2016: the Administrator proposed to determine that the MY 2022-2025 standards remain appropriate and that a rulemaking to change them is not warranted. See Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG).
- November 2, 2016: Automakers outperform greenhouse gas emissions standards for 4th consecutive year and average fuel economy reaches record 24.8 miles per gallon in this year’s Trends and GHG Performance reports: 2016 Fuel Economy Trends Report and GHG Manufacturer Performance Report for 2015 Model Year
Added October 2016
- October 31, 2016: Assessment and Standards Division and the Compliance Division conference and webinar: Heavy-duty Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Trailer Implementation Workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).
Added September 2016
- September 22, 2016: SmartWay webinar: 2016 Shipper Tool Demonstration Exit will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET).
- September 22, 2016: SmartWay webinar: Showcasing Your Pollution Reductions Using the Shipper Tool’s "Shipper Strategies” Tab Exitwill take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET).