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On Aug. 24, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published an announcement of public hearings on the joint proposal “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks” (SAFE Vehicles) in the Federal Register. The SAFE Vehicles proposed rule would amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards for model years 2021 through 2026.

Public hearings on the SAFE Vehicles proposed rule will be held on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 in Dearborn, Michigan; Fresno, California; and Pittsburgh. Additional details for these meetings can be found in the Federal Register notice.  

The notice also states that the public will be able to comment on NHTSA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement that accompanies the SAFE Vehicles rule. 

Further, the public can submit written comments on the SAFE Vehicles rule. The deadline for submitting these comments is Oct. 23.