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A Diesel Free California?

State Senate members in California have called for almost $1 billion worth of cap-and-trade generated funds to be allocated toward clean vehicle placement and diesel retrofit and replacement projects. The full article from Fleets & Fuels is here, but here are the quick hits you should know:   Programs being targeted for boosted funding include:Continued

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Regulatory Compliance Audit

Audits Are A Good Thing In the world of business we often associate audits with bad things. However, for original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) an audit is not only necessary, it can be a company and image saving risk management tool. Volkswagen, Fiat, GM and Daimler are just a few of the major brands out there underContinued

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OEM Reporting Requirements

The Clean Air Act The Clean Air Act in the United States facilitates the legal action and compliance activities as they relate to industry regulation. An early enforcement notice from the EPA outlines the following set of instructions related to reporting and recordkeeping; “Parties involved in the certification, assembly, or distribution of vehicles and enginesContinued

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Production Line Testing (PLT)

Production Line Testing for OEMs Production line testing is a compliance requirement which applies to all OEMs. This requirement is one that must be satisfied for both the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Production line testing requirements stipulate that quarterly reports must be sent to the EPAContinued

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Alternative Fuel Conversion

ECO has developed robust systems and tools to execute on light and heavy duty alternative fuel conversion system certification. Our team is well versed in the space of add-on and hybrid systems. Some of the key issues to consider for anyone looking to have their add-on conversion system EPA and CARB certified are listed here,Continued

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Marine Diesel

Regulatory Background For Marine Diesel The following background is provided by Dieselnet: Engine Categories. For the purpose of emission regulations, marine engines are divided into three categories based on displacement (swept volume) per cylinder, as shown in Table 1. Each of the categories represents a different engine technology. Categories 1 and 2 are further dividedContinued

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Marine Spark Ignited

EPA has determined that gasoline marine engines are one of the largest average contributors of HC emissions. Of all categories of nonroad engines, recreational marine engines contribute the second highest average level of HC exhaust emissions. Only small gasoline engines used in lawn and garden equipment emit higher levels on average. The following engines areContinued

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Non-road Spark Ignited

In order to comply with the requirements, engine manufacturers must follow strict testing procedures to demonstrate or certify that their engine or vehicle meets the engine emissions standards while operating in a specific service class (test cycle and weight restriction). An engine cannot be placed in a vehicle and operated outside its service class designation.Continued

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Non-road Diesel

Regulatory Background The following background is provided by DieselNET: The nonroad standards cover mobile nonroad diesel engines of all sizes used in a wide range of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment. The EPA definition of the nonroad engine is based on the principle of mobility/portability, and includes engines installed on (1) self-propelled equipment, (2) onContinued