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Aircraft Drinking Water Summary Full Text
Aircraft Refueling Summary Full Text
Best Speed for Fuel Economy Summary Full Text
Engine Emissions (Aircraft) Summary Full Text
Freight Density - Impact and Cost Summary Full Text
Greenhouse Gas Comparisons Summary Full Text

Aircraft Drinking Water
Applies to: Aircraft that provide water for human consumption, and that serve an average of at least twenty-five individuals daily
Requires: Periodic monitoring of aircraft onboard drinking water systems for bacterial contamination, plus recordkeeping and notification requirements
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  • Aircraft Refueling
    Applies to: Any facility that refuels commercial or general aviation aircraft.
    Requires: Fueling operations must comply with regulations covering potential contamination of stormwater runoff, as well as spill prevention and control measures covered under the SPCC rule.
    See also:
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Spills and leaks, prevention (SPCC rule)
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
  • Stormwater
  • Tanks, Underground
  • Best Speed for Fuel Economy
    Applies to: Any vehicle
    Requires: Potential for improved fuel economy can be estimated for any vehicle based on engine power and drag forces
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    Engine Emissions (Aircraft)
    Applies to: Aircraft gas turbine engines with rated thrusts greater than 26.7 kilonewtons (engines used primarily on commercial passenger and freight aircraft).
    Requires: Engines must meet EPA limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
    See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • Freight Density - Impact and Cost
    Applies to: Allocating carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs of transportation based on density

    Not currently a regulatory requirement. This allocation method is mathematically required for consistent impact calculation and reporting.

    See also:
  • Freight density, carbon footprint, and fuel cost (PDF)
  • TERC Bulk Buster - Cost and emissions calculator for cargo, by density (spreadsheet)
  • Greenhouse Gas Comparisons
    Applies to: Any vehicle
    Requires: Calculators based on emission factors provide a useful but limited way to compare the greenhouse gas emissions of transportation modes
    See also:
  • Best Speed for Fuel Economy
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • TERC Home