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SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE ISSUED TO EPA PROPOSAL FOR CLEANER VEHICLES AND CLEANER GASOLINE
Release Date: 06/24/99
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1999
SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE ISSUED TO EPA PROPOSAL FOR
CLEANER VEHICLES AND CLEANER GASOLINE
EPA today issued a Notice of Supplemental Information to its May 1, 1999 proposal to achieve cleaner vehicles and cleaner gasoline. EPA is issuing this supplemental notice to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on additional modeling information related to the one-hour smog (ozone) and soot (particulate matter) standards. The supplemental notice states that a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit regarding the new national standards for smog and soot does not change the May 1, 1999 proposal requirements. The May proposal would provide more protective tailpipe emissions standards for all passenger vehicles, including sport utility vehicles, minivans and pick-up trucks. The proposal marks the first time that SUVs and other light-duty trucks would be subject to the same national pollution standards as cars. The proposal would also reduce sulfur in gasoline, which will ensure the effectiveness of low emission-control technologies in vehicles and reduce harmful air pollution. The Agency’s proposal is necessary to provide cleaner air and greater public health protection. Comments on the supplemental notice are welcome through the proposal comment period which ends August 2. The supplemental notice, proposed rule and related documents are available via EPA’s Tier 2 Internet site at: https://www.epa.gov/oms/tr2home.htm.