Governing Law and Regulations
Employer trip reduction and commuting: 42 USC 7511a(d)(1)(B)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. There are many mobile source regulatory requirements implemented nationally by the U.S. EPA that impact mobile sources in Mississippi. There are no additional state-specific requirements to control mobile source emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal mobile source requirements that may affect Mississippi.
EMPLOYER TRIP REDUCTION AND COMMUTING
The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required states that have severe or extreme ozone nonattainment areas to revise their state implementation plan (SIP) by adopting new regulations to reduce work-related vehicle trips and miles traveled by employees. In 1995, Congress amended the law to allow states to remove employer trip reduction (ETR) programs from the SIP, as long as the state can maintain emissions reductions equivalent to those achieved with the ETR program. Mississippi has not implemented an ETR program.
REDUCING VEHICLE POLLUTION
For most people, the greatest polluting activity done on a daily basis is automobile usage. Mobile source exhaust contributes to ozone formation, smog, and toxic pollutants in the air. The following are tips to reduce vehicle emissions and save a little money:
- Tune and maintain the vehicle. Your vehicle is designed to perform best when maintained according to the instructions found in the owner's manual. A poorly maintained ...