Vehicle emission reduction equipment requirements

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Emission reduction equipment requirements are in place to reduce the volatile substances which enter the atmosphere especially through fossil fuel sources. Common substances which are detrimental to air quality include SO2, NOx, ozone, and particulate matter. Additionally, off-road vehicles such as those used for agriculture and construction, are liable to the Tier 4 emission standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency to have been reached by 2015.



Conceptual Example

Local city roads are undergoing multiple road reconstruction projects and therefore have many construction vehicles adding to the production of emissions within the city. To combat this problem and increase emission reductions, the city adopts this policy which will require all construction vehicles to use ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel) as well as be equipped with the most current EPA approved diesel engine.

Specific Example

Through the passing of Local Law 77, New York City pushed to combat emissions production by requiring that contractors who were working on the Twin Towers meet a minimum emission standard by using emission control devices to reduce pollution effects of the project. There were concerns about how this would be enforced; thus, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) created a web tool called the Clean Diesel Clearing House which helps contractors and people monitoring the health of city air to learn how certain equipment pieces affect the air quality.



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