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On-Highway Heavy Duty Diesel

Heavy-duty vehicles are defined as vehicles of GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of above 8,500 lbs in the federal jurisdiction and above 14,000 lbs in California (model year 1995 and later). Diesel engines used in heavy-duty vehicles are further divided into service classes by GVWR, as follows. Light heavy-duty diesel engines: 8,500 < LHDDE <Continued

California Innovative Technology Regulation

California Innovative Technology Regulation: What It Means For Hybrid OEM’s. HVIP has been an amazing program for the alternative fuels industry. The program is summed up nicely on the HVIP website as follows, “The California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is a unique and streamlined program to help speed theContinued

CARB Metal Fuel Tank Certification

The California Air Resources Board recently mailed out a very important notice. This news directly affects all small off-road engines and fuel tanks used on those engines and equipment. These important regulatory changes are briefly summarized below and are discussed in Mail-Out 15-01. ARB will require fuel tank permeation data or an evaporation component ExecutiveContinued

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The EPA Engine Certification Framework

At ECO we provide the expertise and knowledge to make the process of engine certification efficient and effective. Our experts will lead you through the labyrinth of emissions regulations and provide you with a precise path of action, alleviating unnecessary legal and financial burdens. This is part one in a series of posts designed toContinued

Stationary Internal Combustion Engines Q&A

There are a few different options for spark ignited (SI) stationary engine compliance in accordance to 40 CFR Part 60 subpart JJJJ. The following options are mandatory for engine manufacturer certification: (a) All engines below 19kW (b) Gasoline engines between 19 kW and 100 kW (c) LPG rich burn engines between 19 kW and 130Continued

Large Spark Ignited Engine Certification

Engine Certification Requirements The engine and equipment manufacturing industry face heavy regulation from two main government bodies. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (ARB) both regulate emissions from mobile and stationary sources. Regulatory devices include extensive testing and application procedures in order to legally market and sell engines, equipmentContinued

TPEM Overview

What is TPEM? TPEM or “Tier 4 Flex” is a program created by the U.S. EPA that allows original equipment manufacturers to continue selling Tier 3 engines after Tier 4 emission standards have been implemented.  The intent of this program is to help ease equipment manufacturers through the transition to Tier 4 requirements and toContinued

Importing Off-Road Diesel Engines Into Canada

This analysis is based largely on the “OFF-ROAD COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINE EMISSION REGULATIONS” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.  This guidance specifically covers a multitude of different scenarios that each have unique requirements including: Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada using EPA certified engines. Products sold concurrently in the USA and Canada usingContinued

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration

Summary of EPA’s RICE Rule Amendments Reconsideration On January 14, 2013 the US EPA finalized amendments to their stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) NESHAP subpart ZZZZ rule.   The amendments were finalized less than 120 days before the May 3, 2013 compliance date, which triggered sources to petition the EPA for compliance extensions.  The threeContinued