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Small Spark Ignition Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated stringent new exhaust and evaporative emission regulations for industrial/construction, agricultural and other equipment powered by spark-ignition engines in the power band less than 19 kW (25 HP).

The following provides links to regulations, articles and other documents of interest related to small spark ignition engines:

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California Farm & Construction Equipment Exemption-SSI Engines
Equipment types with engines less than 25 HP are presumed not to be construction or farm equipment, with the exception of equipment types on the attached list.
2/22/2005 | Members Only

Collier Shannon Scott Presentation
About the OPEI
12/8/2004 | Members Only

CARB Regulatory Documents for the Small Off-Road Exhaust and Evaporative Emission Control Regulations
This link will take you to the CARB webpage. They have recently posted a third "Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text to the Adoption of Exhaust and Evaporative Emission Control Requirements for Small Off-Road Engines Less Than or Equal to the 19 Kilowatts and Equipment that Use Such Engines."
6/30/2004 | Members Only

OPEI Letter to National Association of State Fire Marshals
Attorney William Guerry (OPEI) responding to a June 1, 2004 letter from the National Association of State Fire Marshals requesting “the producers of finished [lawn and garden] products, engines, catalytic converters and pressurized tanks” provide technical “engineering data” and any “testing protocols” evaluating the safety implications of installing catalysts or pressurized fuel systems on wheeled lawn and garden equipment (like walk-behind mowers and riding mowers).
6/30/2004 | Members Only

Greg Orzal Notes from the OPEI/EMA meeting of June 3, 2004 (Edited)
Greg Orzal's notes from the OPEI/EMA meeting of June 3, 2004.
6/25/2004 | Members Only

Summary of Clean Air Act Committee Meeting of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) - June 3, 2004
Read a Summary of Clean Air Act Committee Meeting of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) - June 3, 2004.
6/25/2004 | Members Only

Attorney William Guerry-EPA Emission Regulations For Small Spark Ignition Engines
In a recent amendment to the Federal Clean Air Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to propose (this year) stringent new exhaust and evaporative emission regulations for industrial/construction, agricultural and other equipment powered by spark-ignition engines in the power band less than 19 kW.
5/28/2004 | Members Only

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