Governor to Announce Idle Reduction Policy for State Fleet Latest State effort in U-CAIR pledge to improve air quality

WHAT:      Governor Herbert will sign an executive order that mandates all 7,300 state vehicles to be turned off after 30 seconds of idling when not in traffic. The order signifies Utah’s commitment to improve air quality through the Governor’s statewide initiative Utah Clean Air Partnership (U-CAIR).
                        With state vehicles leading the way, the Governor will call on all Utah residents to reduce their contribution to air pollution by not idling. In addition, the three most popular bad-habits and idling myths will be provided.
VISUALS:   30 plus state-fleet vehicles lined up; signing Executive Order on hood of a state truck; hybrid-vehicle stations showing another way to reduce emissions
WHO:         Governor Gary R. Herbert and representatives from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, State Fleet, and Utah Department of Administrative Services
WHEN:      10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012
                        10:00 – 10:15 a.m.       Governor Herbert speaks and signs Executive Order
                        10:15 – 10:30 a.m.       Individual interviews available with the following:
–         Amanda Smith, director of Dept. of Environment Quality
–         Alan Matheson, Environmental Advisor to the Governor
–         Sam Lee, director of State Fleet
WHERE:    Multi-Agency Complex, 195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT