This measure is intended to conserve motor fuel through voluntary public conservation in response to a declared energy emergency, and through broad public application of vehicle efficiency improvements and ridesharing promoted through public service announcements, conservation demonstrations, and dissemination of energy-related literature.
The emergency operating center shall prepare and issue news releases to news media throughout the state containing at least the following:
the specific cause or causes of the gasoline or petroleum shortage;
estimates by the department of the shortfall of supplies expected for Minnesota;
estimates by the department of the probable duration of the energy emergency; and
a list of specific actions taken and measures imposed to reduce shortage.
Owners and operators of diesel-powered automobiles may be requested to substantially reduce or discontinue use of their diesel vehicles during severe fuel oil shortages.
The emergency operating center shall make available to large worksites, schools, and local energy coordinators, literature which relates vehicle fuel economy to driving practices and vehicle maintenance.
The emergency operating center shall provide public service announcements to the media which emphasize the importance of individual and corporate efforts in conserving motor fuel and provide specific conservation tips.
MS s 216C.15
L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9
October 11, 2007