EPA Approves Calif. GHG Regulation Of Trailers

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from trailers by requiring certain tractors and semitrailers on California highways to use aerodynamic technologies and low-rolling-resistance tires, according to an EPA notice published Thursday in the Federal Register.

Granting the California Air Resources Board's request for a waiver of Clean Air Act preemption to enforce provisions of its Heavy-Duty Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulations, Janet G. McCabe — acting assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation — on July 31 denied opposition by auto groups claiming trailers are not by themselves "motor vehicles" and do...

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