EPA sets new gas-engine emissions standards

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday it has set strict new standards for gasoline engines.

When fully implemented, the rule is expected to yield annual emission reductions of 600,000 tons of hydrocarbons, 130,000 tons of nitrogen oxide, 5,500 tons of direct particulate matter and 1.5 million tons of carbon monoxide, according to the EPA. The agency also expects the new standards to save about 190 million gallons of gasoline each year.

The rule goes into effect in 2010 for a range of gas-powered personal watercraft and inboard and outboard engines, and in 2011 for lawn and garden equipment of 25 hp or less.

To meet the new emission standards, manufacturers likely will employ catalytic converters for the first time in many boats, according to the EPA. The regulation also includes the first national standards for boats powered by sterndrive or inboard engines, as well as carbon monoxide standards for gasoline engines.

Click here to view the complete EPA release.

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