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Engine Off North Texas

Anti-Idling LogoTen 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 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (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 nitrogen oxides (NOx) per hour when idling.

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      Local Government Participation in North Central Texas

City of Arlington City of Granbury NEW! City of North Richland Hills Collin County
City of Benbrook City of Hurst City of Pecan Hill Dallas County
City of Cedar Hill City of Keene City of Richardson Kaufman County
City of Celina City of Lake Worth City of Rowlett Tarrant County
City of Colleyville City of Lancaster City of University Park  
City of Dallas Town of Little Elm City of Venus  
City of Duncanville City of Mabank

Town of Westlake


City of Euless

City of McKinney    
City of Fort Worth City of Mesquite    

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For more information on Locally Enforced Idling Restrictions, please contact Amanda Brimmer at or (817) 608-2354.

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 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806