ALAPCOAssociation of Local Air Pollution Control Officials
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STAPPA and ALAPCO noted that they have transmitted the report to EPA administrator Stephen Johnson, urging the agency to propose and finalize standards to reduce emissions from locomotive and marine diesel engines by at least 90 percent, with full implementation in effect by 2011.
According to STAPPA and ALAPCO, the associations expressed in the letter disappointment that the five-year-long process had "not resulted in any progress" toward reducing aircraft emissions.
STAPPA and ALAPCO said, in withdrawing from the stakeholder process, the associations also formally rejected the airport ground service equipment (GSE) agreement, a memorandum of understanding proposed this summer that focused only on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, which they claim was "not only inadequate in scope and stringency, but also placed unacceptable constraints on state and local air agencies' abilities to protect the public from the adverse health impacts associated with aviation-related pollution.