EPA to Detail SmartWay Transport Partnership at Conference

CHICAGO—The EPA will make its SmartWay Transport Partnership available to the entire supply chain at the upcoming “Greening the Supply Chain Conference.”

At the conference, which will be held June 9 and 10 in Sacramento, Calif., Cheryl Bynum of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality will offer details about the initiative.

The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary partnership between freight industry sectors and the EPA that establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. By 2012, the EPA aims to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions per year. According to the EPA, the SmartWay initiative will result in fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually.

There are three primary components of the program: creating partnerships, reducing all unnecessary engine idling and increasing the efficiency and use of rail and intermodal operations.

For more information on the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, call 734-214-4276 or visit http://www.epa.gov/smartway.

Details and registration information for the “Greening the Supply Chain Conference” are available at www.greeningthesupplychain.com.

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