Daily News header

Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York

Clean Air Act Waivers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive federal clean diesel fuel requirements, in sixteen states. THis particular waiver affects New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in and around New York City.

The waivers allow the use of home heating oil in highway vehicles, nonroad vehicles, and nonroad equipment designated by the States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York for emergency response. These waivers were granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE).

Extreme And Unusual Supply Conditions

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson determined that, as a result of effects of Hurricane Sandy, extreme and unusual supply circumstances exist, which may result in a temporary shortage of diesel fuel compliant with federal regulations. The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in the impacted areas of New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania.

Heating Oil For Some Vehicles

These waivers temporarily allow the use of heating oil in highway vehicles, nonroad vehicles, and nonroad equipment types involved in disaster recovery efforts designated by the States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, if ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel is not available. These waivers will not apply to a subset of newer products that could be damaged by the high sulfur fuel.

More information: http://epa.gov/enforcement/air/fuel-waivers.html

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Bodo militants, who have been demanding a separate state for Bodoland, released a horrific video after killing a girl in Assam's Chirang district.
The Journalists' Forum Assam expressed shock at the murder of James W. Foley, an American photo-journalist who was abducted in November 2012 in Syria.
A doctor of unique standing, soon to be based in Los Angeles, is a life-changer who helps people all over the world, who seek his healing hands and skills.
Kimberly Jones investigates the deeper meaning of ISIS and why even the US Intelligence Agencies can't get to know who these guys are
Martha Rosenberg investigates a proposal that people watch the animals they eat being killed. Some say it encourages insensitivity and lack of empathy for suffering.
On any occasion one will be delighted by the fine and fresh seafood, steaks and poultry. Thanks to Chef Julie Cablay, the lead chef of Sir Winston's and Brian Storet.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site