Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Detail Gets Results

Statewide NY (5/12/2022) – On April 21, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a week-long truck enforcement detail in communities statewide as part of New York’s commemoration of Earth Week. ECOs from DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement, in coordination with Division of Air Resources staff, conducted the details, particularly in disadvantaged communities most affected by truck pollution, to protect public health and the environment by inspecting diesel vehicles to ensure compliance with the State’s stringent air regulations.

ECOs conducted 53 environmental quality enforcement details and issued 184 tickets specifically for violations related to the details, helping dozens of trucks come into compliance and stop polluting communities. More than 400 tickets were issued for environmental violations noted during compliance checks, ranging from improper pesticide application, to other air quality violations and pharmaceutical collection compliance.