On May 21, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule regarding Tier III Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards (Tier III Standards), establishing more stringent vehicle emission standards and reducing the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017. The proposed Tier III Standards are closely coordinated with California’s Low Emission Vehicle program to create a vehicle emissions program that would allow automakers to sell the same vehicles in all fifty states.
Comments on EPA’s proposal are due by July 1, 2013. Further information is available here.
For additional information, contact Andrew Holway.