US EPA Drafts New Off-road Diesel Emission Rules.

Rules would require off-road diesel emissions reduced by as much as 95 percent.

Published: 30-Dec-2002

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is drafting new rules to reduce dangerous emissions from off-road diesel-powered vehicles and machinery, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget are proposing measures that would force engine manufacturers to install devices for capturing and treating exhaust gases and would cut off-road diesel emissions by as much as 95 percent, the report said.

The proposed rules will be formally unveiled next spring and also will require oil refineries to produce a low-sulfur diesel fuel required for anti-pollution devices, according to the newspaper.

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