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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Sep 11, 2013

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

Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P029
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, and 567
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 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) requirements for model years 2018 - 2025 and minor revision to clarify existing requirements.
Persons Affected: Automobile consumers; automobile industry; other businesses; and state agencies.
Economic Impact: The anticipated costs of the proposed rule are higher purchase prices of advanced technology vehicles, such as battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, reduced operating costs, largely from reduced fuel consumption, are expected to offset the 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, some 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. Finally, the proposed rule also provides some non-monetized societal benefits from reduced emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases.
Posting date: Jul 31,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
09-04-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Pavilion Auditorium
Address: 109 State Street
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Tom Moye    
Agency: Air Quality & Climate Division, Agency of Natural Resources.    
Address: Davis Bldg. - 2nd Floor, One National Life Drive    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3802    
Telephone: 802-279-5327    
Fax: 802-828-1250    
Email: 
tom.moye@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/proposedamendments.htm
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Elaine O'Grady    
Agency: Air Quality & Climate Division, Agency of Natural Resources.    
Address: Davis Building - 2nd Floor, One National Life Drive    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3802    
Telephone: 802-343-7221    
Fax: 802-828-1250    
Email: 
elaine.ogrady@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

motor vehicle
low emission vehicle
zero emission vehicle
air pollution
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