Hearings Set on Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold public hearings for the joint proposed rules “2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards” published in the Federal Register on December 1.

NHTSA and EPA will jointly hold three public hearings on January 17 in Detroit, January 19 in Philadelphia, and January 24 in San Francisco. The hearings will start at 10 a.m. local time.

The joint proposed rules issued by EPA and by NHTSA on behalf of the Department of Transportation would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from and improve fuel economy for light-duty vehicles for model years 2017-2025. The proposal extends the National Program beyond

the greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards for these vehicles set for model years 2012-2016.

On May 21, 2010, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum requesting that NHTSA and EPA develop through notice and comment rulemaking a coordinated National Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of light-duty vehicles for model years 2017-2025.

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