Governing Law and Regulations
Heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards:
Commercial vehicle idling: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 17C-13A-2 and WV Code 17C-13A-3
School bus idling: West Virginia Regulation (WV Reg.) 126-92-2
Employer trip reduction and commuting: 42 USC 7511a(d)(1)(B)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
West Virginia Department of Education
West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Quality
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 EPA that impact mobile sources in West Virginia. See the national section MOBILE SOURCES for more information. In addition, idling statutes have been established for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and the state's Department of Education has developed an anti-idling policy for school buses that has been incorporated by reference into the state regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the mobile source programs impacting West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Education, with assistance from West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), oversees the school bus anti-idling policy. The West Virginia Department of Transportation's DMV oversees the commercial vehicle idling standards.
HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSIONS STANDARDS
Commercial Vehicle Idling
WV Code 17C-13A-2 and WV Code 17C-13A-3
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