Stricter EPA Regulations ComingCED Magazine November 2007
Article Date: 11-01-2007
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As Tier 4 regulations approach, get the information you need to be ready for the switch.
On May 11, 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rule introducing Tier 4 emission standards, which are to be phased in from 2008 to 2015. The Tier 4 standards require that emissions of particulate mass and nitrogen oxides be further reduced by about 90 percent.
The new regulations require that off-road equipment manufacturers have exhaust emissions with a particulate matter limit of 0.015 g/hp-hr, compared to the Tier 3 limit of 0.15 g/hp-hr. Nitrogen oxides must be further reduced to a limit of 0.30 g/hp-hr, compared to the Tier 3 limit of 2.8 g/hp-hr - a 90 percent reduction from today's limits.
AED has just released a new Tier 4 Diesel Regulation Handbook - a roadmap to navigating the EPA's new diesel rules. Authored by Glenn Keller, an expert in EPA regulatory compliance issues, the handbook examines the history behind the rules, analyzes the new regulatory requirements, and discusses the phase-in of Tier 4 compliant products.
The handbook, a project of the AED Washington Office and sponsored by MTU Detroit Diesel, takes a look at the implications of the new rules on product support, as well as provides suggestions for marketing new equipment, complete with information on monetary incentives and suggestions for conducting a public demonstration of clean diesel technology.
All U.S. AED dealer members are entitled to receive one free copy prior to March 1, 2008. Order yours at www.aednet.org/products/tier4.
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