Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

*  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hosted a workshop this month linked to its recent document: Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety, a document prepared for “entities involved in the testing and deployment of Automated Driving Systems on public roads.”  The workshop was a chance for developers to present ideas and make their self-assessments publicly available.  The public comment period is open until 12/18.  So far, 10 comments are in the docket, five of which are posted (all anonymous) and all five have to do with electric vehicles, one of which states that “electric cars may be cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic radiation.”  Hmmmm….  
*  Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources seeks public comments on using more than $41 million to help reduce air pollution from freight and heavy vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, school buses, locomotives and even marine sources such as tugs, ferries and shore power for ocean going vessels.  The money is from the State’s share of the Volkswagen settlement.  Proposals must pertain to nitrogen oxides (NOx).  This work starts with a public meeting today, in Jefferson City.  The meeting will be livestreamed, if you’re interested.
*  All in a day’s work.  Are you tough enough…?  Monday hitting a bit hard this morning?  When you’re headed up for a Starbucks later think of this guy’s workday…
Tom Ewing
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