EPA proposes new offroad diesel fuel rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed industry-supported nonroad, low-sulfur diesel regulations. The proposed rule requires fuel suppliers to sell a 500 ppm product in mid-2007, followed by a 15 ppm standard in 2010 (OGJ, Mar. 24, 2003, p 34.)EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman said new engine technologies coupled with lower sulfur fuel means harmful diesel emissions will drop dramatically."Nonroad diesel engines are a major source of mobile emissions that up until this point have been virtually unregulated," Whitman said.A new study by the American Lung Association and Environmental Defense said that nonroad diesel engines emit the largest source of particulate matter ...

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