Industry prepares for ’07 rules at summit

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 10, 2003) — Now that the trucking industry has survived the Environmental Protection Agency’s Oct. ’02 diesel emissions deadline, it has already begun bracing for an even more stringent round of pollution regulations which come into effect in 2007.

In order to help prepare for the 2007 rules, the Technology & Maintenance Council will be hosting the Diesel Engine Emissions Summit in Phoenix, Ariz. on June 10. The meeting is designed to put executives from industries that will be affected by the new rules together in order to discuss how best to meet the upcoming regulations.

The largest complaint surrounding the ’02 deadline was that industry didn’t have enough time to comply. Many stakeholders are again pressing doubts whether they have enough time be able to produce the technology required to cut pollutants from engines by another by 90 per cent, TMC says.

Participants at the summit will provide an overview of various new engine technologies; enforcement strategies being planned by regulators; and will discuss what European regulators and companies are doing to achieve their newest pollution standards.

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