Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has finalized a regulation requiring municipalities and other large entities to submit a one-time report on their use of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as part of an effort to assess future electrification infrastructure needs and programs across the Commonwealth.
The requirement applies to entities with gross annual revenue over $50 million for the 2022 tax year and with one or more vehicles weighing more than 8,500 pounds. Military tactical vehicles, vehicles awaiting sale, and emergency vehicles are exempt.
Information will be gathered from fleet owners, businesses, government agencies, municipalities and public schools, as well as from brokers that operate or dispatch vehicles. The report will collect information on the quantity of vehicles as well as fuel, vehicle type, typical mileage per day and year, replacement cycles, and parking information.
Trucks and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are a significant source of nitrogen oxides that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth. Reducing emissions from the transportation sector will be key to achieving emissions reduction goals for 2025 and 2030.
MassDEP finalized the regulations on Sept. 1. The reports are due by March 1, 2024, via the MassDEP Large Entity Report portal.
Visit the MassDEP website for more information, including a list of entities and vehicles that fall under the reporting requirement.