Small Business Environmental Assistance Program • Provides air-focused technical assistance to Kansas small- and medium-sized businesses • Environmental regulatory compliance • Emissions reduction and pollution prevention • Permitting and reporting requirements • Similar program in every state
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program • SBEAP services are provided via • Environmental hotline (800-578-8898) • On-site visits • Targeted regulatory or industry-specific workshops • Publications (hard copy or electronic) • Newsletters: AIRlines, EnviroLines • Fact sheets, manuals • E-tips • Web-based resources and training • www.sbeap.org
Questions or Comments? Environmental Hotline 800-578-8898 www.sbeap.org Or e-mail email@example.com
What is Idle Reduction? • "Idle reduction" is typically used to describe technologies and practices that reduce the amount of time heavy-duty trucks idle their engines. • Reducing idle time saves fuel, engine wear, and money. In addition, it reduces emissions and noise.
Why Idle? • Truckers idle their engines while they rest to provide heating, cooling, electrical power, and to keep the engine warm and the battery charged. • Service Providers idle their engines at stops to keep interiors cool in hot weather and heated during winter.
Primary Idle Reduction Technologies • Auxiliary Power Units are small diesel-powered engines that are installed in the truck. Depending on the model selected, auxiliary power units can provide heat only or heat, air conditioning, and electric power. • Truck Stop Electrification involves modifying the truck stop parking space to provide electric power, heat, and air conditioning.
Idle Reduction Benefits Reduces: • Petroleum Consumption and Fuel Costs • Engine Wear and Maintenance Costs • Diesel Emissions • Noise
Petroleum Consumptionand Fuel Costs • Approximately 460,000 long-haul trucks currently operating in the United States Idle reduction technologies could reduce diesel fuel use by 838 million gallons per year. • Wasted diesel fuel translates to $1.4 billion that could be saved by drivers using idle reduction technologies (Argonne National Lab )
Engine WearMaintenance Costs • Trucks idle, estimated at about 6 hours per day. • Drivers can significantly reduce engine wear and the associated maintenance costs. • Routine maintenance can be performed less often and trucks can travel farther before needing an engine overhaul.
Diesel Emissions Idle reduction technologies used by the approximately 460,000 heavy-duty trucks operating on diesel fuel can reduce emissions* of: • NOx by 140,000 tons • CO by 2,400 tons • CO2 by 140,000 tons *per year
Noise • Heavy-duty trucks may produce noise ranging from approximately 60 decibels to approximately 90 decibels. • Federal Highway Administration has set noise levels for trucks traveling along interstate highways at 85 decibels. • States and cities may set lower standards for specific areas, and even lower limits at night when trucks typically idle. New Jersey, for example, set a level of 65 decibels for private facilities, including truck terminals, during the day and 50 decibels at night.
State Regulations • May 2004, 18 states and local governments, had some form of idling regulations. • Updated August 2006, 31 states and local governments, had some form of idling regulations The trend is growing.
Idling Gets You Nowhere! Did you know that – • Idling gives you zero miles per gallon. • Gasoline engines consume between two and a half and four liters of fuel per hour while idling. • Diesel engines use from one to four liters per hour, depending on the size of the engine, the idle speed, accessory loads and power take-offs.
For Our Health... • The average American breathes 3,400 gallons of air a day. • Children breathe 50% more air per pound than adults. • A single vehicle dropping off and picking up kids at one school puts three pounds of pollution into the air per month.
HEALTH EFFECTS: • Children’s asthma symptoms increase as a result of car exhaust. • Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children and the cause of most school absences. • Asthma is the 3rd leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15 years.
Driver Health Exhaust emits pollutants into your vehicle as well as the atmosphere.
The Smallest Pollutants Can • Cause lung damage • Aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis • Increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks • Lead to cancer contribute to premature death