Engine Off North Texas
Ten counties in North Central Texas currently violate the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone. To meet these standards, the region must address major contributing factors to emissions from vehicles. The region’s goal is to come into compliance for ozone as early as possible to ensure the greatest quality of life for all residents in the area.
NOTE: On August 8, 2012, the TCEQ adopted a rule revision amending 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 114, Sub-chapter J, Division 2, the Motor Vehicle Idling Limitations. This rule revision added an exemption to the Vehicle Idling Limitations Rule for motor vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight greater than 14,000 pounds and are required with a 2008 or newer engine that has been certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or a state environmental agency to emit no more than 30 grams of NOx per hour when idling..
Click here for a list of entities in North Central Texas that have adopted idling restrictions.