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Notice of Rule Proposal
N.J.A.C. 7:27-14.1, 14.3, N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10(m)14

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing an amendment to N.J.A.C. 7:27-14, Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution from Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicles, and N.J.A.C. 7:27A, Air Administrative Procedures and Penalties.

The proposed amendments will reduce the number and types of allowable exemptions to the three-minute diesel idling standard, which will reduce the amount of diesel exhaust released into the ambient air; describe the conditions during which extended idling is allowed; alter the structure of penalties for school bus owners, operators and schools utilizing school buses found to be in violation of the idling provisions; and changing the penalty amounts for all others found to be in violation of these regulations.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated September 18, 2006. A copy of the proposal is available from the Department’s web site at

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Friday, October 20, 2006 at 1:30 PM
First Floor Hearing Room
Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Written comments may be submitted by November 17, 2006 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 12-06-08/457
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625


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