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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Oct 01, 2012

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P040
Title: Amendments to Subchapter XI, Low Emission Vehicle Program, Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Air Quality & Climate Division, Agency of Natural Resources.
Legal Authority: 10 V.S.A. ยงยง 554, 558, 567, and 579
Summary: The Agency is proposing amendments to its low emission vehicle (LEV) rules, which incorporate by reference California's motor vehicle emission standard regulations. Vermont first adopted California's vehicle emission standards in 1996, and the Agency periodically amends its LEV rules to remain consistent with California's emission standards. The proposed amendments to Vermont's LEV rules would adopt the next generation of motor vehicle emission standards for criteria pollutants for 2015-2025 model years and greenhouse gases for 2017-2025 model years; revised Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) requirements; improved vehicle labeling requirements; and amendments to the existing greenhouse gas standards for passenger vehicles. The Agency is also proposing some minor adminsitrative changes to update and clarify its LEV rules.
Persons Affected: Automobile consumers; automobile industry; other businesses; and state agencies.
Economic Impact: While consumers of light-duty vehicles will pay incrementally higher prices for 2017-2025 model year vehicles, reduced operating costs, largely from reduced fuel consumption, are expected to greatly outweigh any increase in vehicle price over the life of the vehicle. Because consumers will likely spend some of their savings on other consumer products and services, many Vermont businesses will benefit from the proposed rule. In addition, the proposed rule is likely to benefit companies specializing in electric vehicles and charging equipment. On the other hand, gas tax revenues and businesses in the gasoline distribution sector will likely be impacted by more fuel efficient vehicles. Finally, the proposed rule also provides some non-monetize
Posting date: Aug 22,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
09-24-2012 6:00 PM   
Location: Auditorium in the Pavilion Office Building
Address: 109 State Street
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Elaine 0'Grady, Air Pollution Division    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: 103 South Main Street, Building 3 South    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671    
Telephone: 802-583-7106    
Fax: 802-583-7640    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Tom Moye, Air Pollution Division    
Agency: Agency of Administration    
Address: 103 South Main Street, Building 3 South    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671    
Telephone: 802-583-7146    
Fax: 802-583-7640    

Keyword Information


motor vehicle
low emission vehicle
zero emission vehicle
air pollution
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