Where can I find information about the diesel fuel used in heavy-duty trucks and buses and the emissions from diesel vehicles?
Information on all vehicles and engine emissions are available from the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, http://www.epa.gov/otaq
"In 2000, EPA moved forward on schedule with its rule to make heavy-duty trucks and buses run cleaner, and the Highway Diesel Rule (the “2007 Highway Rule”), was finalized in January 2001. Beginning with the 2007 model year, the harmful pollution from heavy-duty highway vehicles will be reduced by more than 90 percent."
You can read more about the Heavy-Duty Highway Diesel Program online, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/highway-diesel/index.htm
More information about Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) is available from the Introduction of Cleaner-burning Diesel Fuel Enables Advanced Pollution Control for Cars, Trucks and Buses, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/highway-diesel/regs/420f06064.pdf
Additional ULSD information is available from the Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance Information Center, http://www.clean-diesel.org/
To locate documents about the Clean Trucks, Buses, and Diesel Fuel Proposed Rule you can view the resources here: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/hd2007/dsl-nprm.htm
For more information on the Heavy Trucks, Buses, and Engines please visit their homepage, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/hd-hwy.htm
Building on the successes of EPA’s regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from diesel engines, EPA has created the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC). You can read more about it on the program's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/
General information on diesel fuel is available at the Fuels and Fuel Additives: Diesel Fuel Web site, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/dieselfuels/index.htm
For information on the Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program you can view the resources here: http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/verification/
You can locate resources on Nonroad Diesel Equipment here: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/nonroad-diesel.htm
If you have additional questions, we recommend you contact the Office of Transportation and Air Quality. You can email OTAQ at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your comment using the online form, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oms-cmt.htm
There are also specific OTAQ contacts and phone numbers listed on the Transportation and Air Quality Contact Information page, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/otaqcontacts.pdf
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