Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

The University of Maryland has a policy to enforce the Maryland Transportation Code on campus. Section §22-402 of the Code includes the following language:

A motor vehicle engine may not be allowed to operate for more than 5 consecutive minutes when the vehicle is not in motion, except as follows:

(i) When a vehicle is forced to remain motionless because of traffic conditions or mechanical difficulties over which the operator has no control;

(ii) When it is necessary to operate heating and cooling or auxiliary equipment installed on the vehicle;

(iii) To bring the vehicle to the manufacturer's recommended operating temperature; or

(iv) When it is necessary to accomplish the intended use of the vehicle.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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