Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-11: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

Penn State is compliant with The Diesel Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act that was enacted on February 6th, 2009 by PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This Act restricts any highway vehicles over five tons from idling over five minutes per 60-minute period unless exemptions apply.
Penn State has taken action to meet with any division of the university that would be responsible for five ton vehicles coming onto campus. This includes: Transportation Services, Housing and Food Services (including dining commons), Mail Services, General Stores, Hetzel Union Building Eateries, and Athletics.
After these meetings, PennDOT approved permanent signs were installed in areas where diesel vehicles load, unload, or park. This included: terminals, warehouses, truck stops, bus depots, school buildings, and parking lots. These signs are enforced by Penn State Police who can issue tickets to those who are in violation. DEP inspectors also evaluate our steps to comply with the Act.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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