EPA Increases Penalties For Heavy-Duty Engine Emissions

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue a final rule Wednesday nearly doubling penalties on companies whose heavy-duty diesel engines don't conform to emissions standards, a measure that will primarily affect Navistar International Corp.

The final rule raises so-called nonconformance penalties, or NCPs, on heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers that fall short of nitrogen oxide emissions standards from a maximum of around $1,900 to nearly $3,800 per engine. NCPs are penalties manufacturers pay to receive a certificate of conformity when they're unable to meet "technology-forcing"...
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