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PUBLIC WORKSHOP STATEWIDE DIESEL ENGINE IDLE REDUCTION STANDARD August 23, 2007 Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management Executive Order 07-127 Establishing Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Florida

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public workshop statewide diesel engine idle reduction standard

PUBLIC WORKSHOPSTATEWIDE DIESEL ENGINE IDLE REDUCTION STANDARD

August 23, 2007

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Air Resource Management

executive order 07 127
ExecutiveOrder07-127
  • Establishing Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Florida
    • DEP to develop rules to achieve………
      • Adoption of a statewide diesel engine idle reduction standard.
impacts of idling
ImpactsofIdling
  • Wastes fuel
      • Burns 1 gallon per hour while alternatives like auxiliary power units consume 10% to 20%
  • Increased emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants
greenhouse gas ghg impacts
GreenhouseGas(GHG)Impacts
  • Department of Energy
    • Based on nationwide numbers (500,000 long haul trucks in review data)
      • 1 billion gallons for overnight idling
      • 2 billion gallons for workday idling
  • EPA Estimates
    • Emissions from overnight idling alone total 7.6 million tons of CO2
  • California Estimates
    • In 2010, sleeper trucks idling emissions are

estimated at 1 million tons of GHG emissions

per year.

executive order allows
ExecutiveOrderAllows
  • Broad Range of Options
    • Passenger cars and light trucks
    • Commercial buses
    • Heavy trucks
    • Locomotives
    • Ships at Port
common state idle reduction requirements
CommonStateIdleReductionRequirements
  • Target vehicles producing greatest amount of emissions
    • Commercial heavy duty vehicles typically over 10,000 lbs
      • Delivery vehicles
      • Buses
      • Tractor Trailer
  • Idle time 5 minutes
    • Idle time is consistent with EPA’s Model State Idling Law
  • Provide Exemptions
common idling exemptions for heavy duty vehicles
CommonIdlingExemptionsforHeavy-DutyVehicles
  • Certain buses
  • Tractors with sleeper berths in use
  • Vehicle queuing
  • Weather or mechanical/safety problems
  • Maintenance
  • Power takeoff operations
  • Emergency or Military operations
  • ADA requirements
california most stringent requirements
California:MostStringentRequirements
  • First state to restrict idling in sleeper berth trucks
    • 14,000 lbs and over
    • Provisions go into effect January 2008
    • Subject to the 5 minute idle limit
  • New trucks sold in California required to include automatic engine shut down feature
emerging areas of idling concern
EmergingAreasofIdlingConcern
  • Locomotives
    • Switchyards
    • Worker breaks
    • Crew changes
  • Ports
    • Vessels
    • Cargo handling equipment
    • Trucks and vehicles
    • Harbor Vessels
    • Rail
idle reduction options
IdleReductionOptions
  • Operational practices
  • Technology and Infrastructure
operational changes
OperationalChanges
  • Turn engine off after a set time
  • Scheduling and logistics improvements to reduce idle times
technology options identified by other idle reduction programs
TechnologyOptionsIdentifiedByOtherIdleReductionPrograms
  • Aux power units (APU).
  • Truck stop electrification
    • Onboard power systems
    • Off board power systems
  • Integrated power systems in new vehicles (battery systems)
  • Fuel fired heaters
  • Thermal energy storage systems
  • Automatic engine shutdown system
locomotive shipping port technology
Locomotive&ShippingPort Technology
  • Locomotives
    • Hybrid electric switchyard engines
    • Automatic engine shut down system
  • Shipping Ports
    • Shore power infrastructure
    • New technologies (e.g., electric cranes, battery-electric vehicles)
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles (HDDV)
    • Primary focus of most state idle reduction strategies
  • Locomotives
    • Not as many regulatory examples
    • More uncertain technology
    • High potential for improvement
  • Shipping Ports
    • Most programs in developing phase
    • Complex to regulate
comments
Comments
  • Scope of regulation
    • Identification of diesel engines suitable for inclusion
    • Identification of exemptions
  • Infrastructure needs
  • Costs
    • Technology
    • Implementation
  • Emissions data
  • Avoid negative impacts on overall

air quality

comments continued
Comments(continued)
  • MailCommentsto:
  • Ms. Sandy Bowman
  • Division of Air Resource Management, MS 5510
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • 2600 Blair Stone Road
  • Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
    • cc: Ms Lynn Scearce, Rules Coordinator (same Address)
    • Or e-mail to: sandy.bowman@dep.state.fl.us and

lynn.scearce@dep.state.fl.us

  • All comments are public records and will be posted on the Department’s website.

FLDEPClimateChange website:

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/climate.htm

e mail distribution list
E-mailDistributionList
  • To receive updates on the development of this project by e-mail, provide name, affiliation, and e-mail address to Ms. Lynn Scearce at:

lynn.scearce@dep.state.fl.us

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