EPA, DOT to Host Public Hearings on SAFE Vehicles Rule

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September 19, 2018—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold three public listening sessions on the proposed rulemaking for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule) in Fresno, Calif.; Dearborn, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, Pa.

The SAFE Vehicles Rule would update and correct the current national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards to give the American people greater access to safer, more affordable vehicles that are cleaner for the environment.

  • WHAT: Fresno, California, Public Hearing on the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule
  • WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018
  • WHERE: The Grand 1401, 1401 Fulton Street, Fresno, California 93721
  • WHAT: Dearborn, Michigan, Public Hearing on the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • WHERE: The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124
  • WHAT: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Public Hearing on the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule
  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • WHERE: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

The hearings will start at 10 a.m. local time and continue until 5 p.m. or until everyone has had a chance to speak. If you would like to present oral testimony at a public hearing, please contact Kil-Jae Hong at NHTSA by the date specified, at Please provide the following information: Name, affiliation, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers (if applicable), time you wish to speak (morning, afternoon) if there is a preference, and whether you require accommodations such as a sign language interpreter or translator.

Oral comments and supporting information presented at each session will be included in the docket for this proceeding.

The public hearing also provides an opportunity to offer comments regarding NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), accompanying the proposed NHTSA fuel economy standards. Written comments about EPA and NHTSA’s joint proposal must be received by the last day of the comment period, October 23. Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. NHTSA-2018-0067 or EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283.

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