New standards introduced for stationary
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) announced requirements that will limit air emissions from
new stationary diesel engines by up to 90 percent.
The stationary compression ignition internal combustion
engines are used at facilities such as power plants and chemical
and manufacturing plants to generate electricity and to power pumps
The requirements will take effect in three increasingly
stringent stages beginning in 2007.
At full implementation in 2015, EPA estimates
that 81,500 new stationary diesel engines will be covered by the
requirements and will reduce their air pollutant emissions by more
than 68,000 tons each year. The standards also limit the amount
of sulfur in the diesel fuel used to run these engines.
The New Source Performance Standards will limit
emissions of nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide,
carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons from new or reconstructed stationary
diesel engines to the same stringent levels required by EPA’s
non-road diesel engine regulations.
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fact_sheets/ci_nsps_fnl_fs.html.