Products with non-road spark ignition engines include lawnmowers, garden tractors, utility vehicles, trimmers, edgers, chain saws, snow throwers, tillers, leaf blowers and other related products.
The new EPA Phase 3 Regulations include the following provisions:
- An additional 35% reduction in exhaust emissions and a 45% reduction in total evaporative emissions beginning in 2009 and fully implemented by 2015.
- Stronger EPA enforcement authority to prevent importation and retail of non-compliant equipment, with safeguards to assure equal compliance for U.S. and off-shore manufacturers.
- Ability to certify engines on E10 fuel, ensuring products can operate more efficiently using fuels currently in the marketplace.