SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting – April 8, 2022

The next U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy Environmental Roundtable will meet virtually to discuss the following topics, from 10 AM – 11:30 AM ET on Friday, April 8, 2022.  The meeting will be held using the Microsoft Teams platform.

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM    EPA Efforts to Reduce Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines presented by Brian Nelson, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate open and frank discussion about the impacts of Federal regulatory activities on small entities.  Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who wants to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or to be included in the distribution list, should forward such requests to  The purpose of these Roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts, and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small business concerns.  The meetings are not intended to achieve or communicate any consensus positions of the attendees.

Small Business Environmental Roundtable
Issues for Discussion
April 8, 2022

On August 5, 2021, EPA announced the Clean Trucks Plan, a series of rulemakings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other air pollutants from heavy-duty vehicles, including long-haul tractors, buses, commercial delivery trucks, and many other types of trucks. EPA has also announced plans for stricter emission standards for medium-duty commercial vehicles.

The first proposed rulemaking, signed on March 3, 2022, would apply to heavy-duty vehicles starting in model year 2027and set new standards for criteria pollutants for the entire sector as well as targeted updates to the existing GHG emissions standards.

EPA will present on this proposed rule and give an update on the upcoming GHG emissions rulemakings. There will be an opportunity for questions about the proposed rule and a discussion of the likely impacts of the three rulemakings on small businesses.