Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

UDC is required to comply with District of Columbia laws regarding idling. District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) Title 20, Chapter 9, Section 900.1 requires that “the engine of a gasoline or diesel powered motor vehicle, including private passenger vehicles, on public or private space shall not idle for more than three (3) minutes while the motor vehicle is parked, stopped or standing, except as follows:
(a) To operate power takeoff equipment such as, but not limited to, dumping, cement mixers, refrigeration systems, content delivery, winches, or shredders;
(b) To operate for fifteen (15) minutes air conditioning equipment on buses with an occupancy of twelve (12) or more persons; and
(c) To operate heating equipment when the local temperature is thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit (32°F) or below.”

Each person who violates these provisions can be fined $5,000 per occurrence for noncompliance.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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