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Dec. 31, 1996

Volume 61
No. 252
Pg. 69093-69095
Title:    California State Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Authorization of State Standards; Notice of Decision

Action:  Notice regarding authorization of state standards.
 
Dec. 17, 1996

Volume 61
No. 243
Pg. 66527-66531
Title:    Executive Order 13031 of December 13, 1996 Federal Alternative Fueled Vehicle Leadership

 
Nov. 29, 1996

Volume 61
No. 231
Pg. 60702
Title:    Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit (nonroad engines)

Action:  Notice of proposed settlement; request for public comment.
 
Nov. 18, 1996

Volume 61
No. 223
Pg. 58743-58747
Title:    Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Minor Revisions

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Nov. 15, 1996

Volume 61
No. 222
Pg. 58617-58620
Title:    Extension of Interim Revised Durability Procedures for Light-Duty Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks

Action:  Direct final rule. (docket includes 7/18/94 final rule)
 
Nov. 13, 1996

Volume 61
No. 220
Pg. 58303-58306
Title:    Use of Alternative Analytical Test Methods in the Reformulated Gasoline Program

Action:  Final rule (text or PDF & docket files)
 
Nov. 13, 1996

Volume 61
No. 220
Pg. 58295-58301
Title:    Revised Carbon Monoxide (CO) Standard for Class I and II Nonhandheld New Nonroad Phase 1 Small Spark-Ignition Engines

Action:  Final rule (text or PDF & docket files)
 
Nov. 12, 1996

Volume 61
No. 219
Pg. 58101-58107
Title:    Amendments to Emission Requirements Applicable to New Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts: Provisions for Replacement Compression-Ignition Engines and the Use of On-Highway Compression-Ignition Engines in Nonroad Vehicles

Action:  Direct final rule. (docket includes 6/17/94 final rule)
 
Nov. 12, 1996

Volume 61
No. 219
Pg. 58028
Title:    Amendments to Emission Requirements Applicable to New Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts: Provisions for Replacement Compression-Ignition Engines and the Use of On-Highway Compression-Ignition Engines in Nonroad Vehicles

Action:  Notice of proposed rule (NPRM).
 
Nov. 12, 1996

Volume 61
No. 219
Pg. 58022-58028
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Additional Update of Post-Rebuild Emission Levels in 1997

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking.
 
Oct. 22, 1996

Volume 61
No. 205
Pg. 54851-54906
Title:    Final Regulations for Revisions to the Federal Test Procedure for Emissions From Motor Vehicles

Action:  Final rulemaking (FRM).
PDF Not Available
Oct. 22, 1996

Volume 61
No. 205
Pg. 54790-54798
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Certification of Equipment

Action:  Notice of Certification of Equipment Supplied by Twin Rivers Technologies for the Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program.
 
Oct. 16, 1996

Volume 61
No. 201
Pg. 53886-53887
Title:    Petition by Guam for Exemption From Anti-Dumping and Detergent Additization Requirements for Conventional Gasoline

Action:  Proposed notice of decision.
 
Oct. 16, 1996

Volume 61
No. 201
Pg. 53854-53860
Title:    Petition by Guam for Exemption From Anti-Dumping and Detergent Additization Requirements for Conventional Gasoline

Action:  Notice of direct final decision.
 
Oct. 11, 1996

Volume 61
No. 199
Pg. 53371-53372
Title:    California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Waiver of Federal Preemption; Decision

Action:  Notice regarding waiver of Federal preemption.
 
Oct. 4, 1996

Volume 61
No. 194
Pg. 52087-52169
Title:    Final Rule for New Gasoline Spark Ignition Marine Engines; Exemptions for New Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts and New Nonroad Spark Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts

Action:  Final rule.
 
Oct. 2, 1996

Volume 61
No. 192
Pg. 51365-51366
Title:    Control of Air Pollution From New and In-Use Motor Vehicles and New and In-Use Motor Vehicle Engines: Certification and Test Procedures

Action:  Final rule; technical amendments.
 
Sep. 23, 1996

Volume 61
No. 185
Pg. 49715-49716
Title:    Minor Amendments to Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Sep. 23, 1996

Volume 61
No. 185
Pg. 49680-49682
Title:    Minor Amendments to Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Sep. 5, 1996

Volume 61
No. 173
Pg. 47011-47018
Title:    Protection of Stratospheric Ozone (Stratospheric Protection Division)

Action:  Notice of Acceptability (substitutes for ozone depleting substances)
 
Sep. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 171
Pg. 46460-46461
Title:    Locomotives: Proposed Partial Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Petition Citizen Suit

Action:  Notice of proposed partial consent decree; request for public comment.
 
Aug. 30, 1996

Volume 61
No. 170
Pg. 45898-45903
Title:    Regulations Requiring On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Systems--Acceptance of Revised California OBD II Requirements

Action:  Final Rule.
 
Aug. 27, 1996

Volume 61
No. 167
Pg. 44119
Title:    I/M Program Requirement-On-Board Diagnostic Checks Correction

 
Aug. 19, 1996

Volume 61
No. 161
Pg. 42827
Title:    State of Alaska Petition for Exemption from Diesel Fuel Sulfur Requirement

Action:  Notice of proposed decision.
 
Aug. 19, 1996

Volume 61
No. 161
Pg. 42812-42817
Title:    State of Alaska Petition for Exemption From Diesel Fuel Sulfur Requirement

Action:  Notice of direct final decision.
 
Aug. 16, 1996

Volume 61
No. 160
Pg. 42763-42767
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Status of Equipment Certified and Emissions Levels To Be Used by Operators Using Compliance Option 2

Action:  Notice of availability.
PDF Not Available
Aug. 16, 1996

Volume 61
No. 160
Pg. 42611
Title:    Oxyfuels Information Needs

Action:  Notice of availability. (ORD Report EPA600-R-96-069)
 
Jul. 25, 1996

Volume 61
No. 144
Pg. 39031-39037
Title:    Inspection/Maintenance Flexibility Amendments (Ozone Transport Region)

Action:  Supplemental final rule.
PDF Not Available
Jul. 23, 1996

Volume 61
No. 142
Pg. 38200
Title:    International Regulatory Harmonization, Motor Vehicle Safety; Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines and the Environment

Action:  Extension of comment period.
 
Jul. 19, 1996

Volume 61
No. 140
Pg. 37738-37741
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Approval of a Notification of Intent To Certify Equipment

Action:  Notice of Agency Certification of Equipment for the Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program.
 
Jul. 19, 1996

Volume 61
No. 140
Pg. 37734-37738
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Certification of Retrofit/Rebuild Equipment on the Basis of Life Cycle Cost Requirements

Action:  Notice of agency certification of equipment on the basis of compliance with life cycle cost ceiling of the urban bus retrofit/ rebuild program.
 
Jul. 11, 1996

Volume 61
No. 134
Pg. 36559-36560
Title:    Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle Engines; Voluntary Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

Action:  Notice of availability. (ATL-RPT.ZIP)
 
Jul. 11, 1996

Volume 61
No. 134
Pg. 36535-36543
Title:    Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes in Requirements, and Applicability to Blenders of Deposit Control Gasoline Additives

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Jul. 11, 1996

Volume 61
No. 134
Pg. 36506-36513
Title:    Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Minor Changes to the Testing Requirements for Registration

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Jul. 9, 1996

Volume 61
No. 132
Pg. 36111-36151
Title:    Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments: Flexibility and Streamlining

Action:  Proposed rule.
PDF Not Available
Jul. 9, 1996

Volume 61
No. 132
Pg. 35994-35998
Title:    Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for Participation in the Transportation Conformity Pilot Program

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Jul. 9, 1996

Volume 61
No. 132
Pg. 35960-35962
Title:    Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives; Standards for Reformulated Gasoline

Action:  Petition for reconsideration; request for comment.
 
Jul. 8, 1996

Volume 61
No. 131
Pg. 35673-35680
Title:    General Procedures to Opt Out of the Reformulated Gasoline Requirements; Removal of Jefferson County, Albany and Buffalo, New York; Twenty-eight Counties in Pennsylvania; and Hancock and Waldo Counties in Maine From the Reformulated Gasoline Program

Action:  Final rule.
 
Jul. 5, 1996

Volume 61
No. 130
Pg. 35309-35381
Title:    Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Certification Standards for Deposit Control Gasoline Additives

Action:  Final rule.
PDF Not Available
Jul. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 129
Pg. 34778-34784
Title:    Revised Carbon Monoxide (CO) Standard for Class I and II Nonhandheld New Nonroad Phase 1 Small Spark-Ignition Engines

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking.
 
Jul. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 129
Pg. 34775-34778
Title:    Use of Alternative Analytical Test Methods in the Reformulated Gasoline Program (part 1) (part 2)

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Jun. 28, 1996

Volume 61
No. 126
Pg. 33703-33705
Title:    World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision on Gasoline Rule (Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline)

Action:  Invitation for Public Comment.
 
Jun. 27, 1996

Volume 61
No. 125
Pg. 33421-33469
Title:    Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Highway Heavy-Duty Engines

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking.
 
Jun. 26, 1996

Volume 61
No. 124
Pg. 33053-33054
Title:    Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Controls Applicable to Gasoline Retailers and Wholesale Purchaser-Consumers; 10 Gallon Per Minute Fuel Dispensing Limit Requirement Implementation

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
 
Jun. 26, 1996

Volume 61
No. 124
Pg. 33034-33039
Title:    Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Controls Applicable to Gasoline Retailers and Wholesale Purchaser-Consumers; 10 Gallon Per Minute Fuel Dispensing Limit Requirement Implementation

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Jun. 17, 1996

Volume 61
No. 117
Pg. 30657-30667
Title:    International Regulatory Harmonization, Motor Vehicle Safety; Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines and the Environment
AGENCY: NHTSA, DOT, EPA

Action:  Notice of public meetings and request for comments.
 
Jun. 14, 1996

Volume 61
No. 116
Pg. 30162-30163
Title:    Control of Air Pollution; Removal and Modification of Obsolete, Superfluous or Burdensome Rules (Sec. 51.213 Transportation control measures)

Action:  Revision of direct final rule.
 
Jun. 6, 1996

Volume 61
No. 110
Pg. 28763-28766
Title:    Prohibition on Gasoline Containing Lead or Lead Additives for Highway Use

Action:  Final rule.
 
May 8, 1996

Volume 61
No. 90
Pg. 20736-20738
Title:    Adjustment of Reid Vapor Pressure Lower Limit for Reformulated Gasoline Sold in the State of California

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
May 8, 1996

Volume 61
No. 90
Pg. 20779-20780
Title:    Reduced Certification Reporting Requirements for New Nonroad Engines

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking.
 
May 8, 1996

Volume 61
No. 90
Pg. 20779
Title:    Adjustment of Reid Vapor Pressure Lower Limit for Reformulated Gasoline Sold in the State of California

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
May 8, 1996

Volume 61
No. 90
Pg. 20738-20742
Title:    Reduced Certification Reporting Requirements for New Nonroad Engines

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
May 6, 1996

Volume 61
No. 88
Pg. 20249-20251
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Public Review of a Notification of Intent To Certify Equipment

Action:  Notice of agency receipt of a notification of intent to certify equipment and initiation of 45 day public review and comment period. Engelhard
 
Apr. 17, 1996

Volume 61
No. 75
Pg. 16773-16779
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Approval of a Notification of Intent to Certify Equipment

Action:  Notice of Agency Certification of Equipment for the Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program. Johnson Matthey Inc.
 
Apr. 17, 1996

Volume 61
No. 75
Pg. 16739-16740
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Public Review of a Notification of Intent To Certify Equipment

Action:  Notice of agency receipt of a notification of intent to certify equipment and initiation of 45 day public review and comment period. Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC)
 
Apr. 15, 1996

Volume 61
No. 73
Pg. 16485
Title:    Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission for the Northeast United States

Action:  Notice of meeting.
 
Apr. 15, 1996

Volume 61
No. 73
Pg. 16423-16424
Title:    Approval of Colorado's Petition To Relax the Federal Gasoline Reid Vapor Pressure Volatility Standard for 1996 and 1997

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Apr. 15, 1996

Volume 61
No. 73
Pg. 16391-16396
Title:    Approval of Colorado's Petition To Relax the Federal Gasoline Reid Vapor Pressure Volatility Standard for 1996 and 1997

Action:  Direct final rulemaking.
 
Mar. 28, 1996

Volume 61
No. 61
Pg. 13859
Title:    Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 4/18/96, Alexandria, VA

 
Mar. 25, 1996

Volume 61
No. 58
Pg. 12053-12054
Title:    Emission Standards for New Gasoline Spark-Ignition and Diesel Compression-Ignition Marine Engines; Exemptions for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts and New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts

Action:  Extension of comment period.
 
Mar. 7, 1996

Volume 61
No. 46
Pg. 9132-9133
Title:    Supplementary Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Gasoline Spark-Ignition Marine Engines; Exemptions for Non-Road Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts and New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts

Action:  Supplementary Notice of Proposed Rule; Notice of Data Availability.
 
Mar. 4, 1996

Volume 61
No. 43
Pg. 8275-8278
Title:    Retrofit/Rebuild Requirements for 1993 and Earlier Model Year Urban Buses; Public Review of Cost Information Related to the Certification of Retrofit/Rebuild Equipment

Action:  Notice of agency receipt of cost information related to certification of equipment and initiation of 45-day public review and comment period.
 
Mar. 4, 1996

Volume 61
No. 43
Pg. 8221
Title:    Prohibition on Gasoline Containing Lead or Lead Additives for Highway Use

Action:  Partial withdrawal of direct final rule.
 
Feb. 29, 1996

Volume 61
No. 41
Pg. 7790-7791
Title:    Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Reports

Action:  Extension of deadline for submission of reports.
 
Feb. 28, 1996

Volume 61
No. 40
Pg. 7508
Title:    Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Friday, March 22, 1996 and March 21, 1996

 
Feb. 23, 1996

Volume 61
No. 37
Pg. 6949-6953
Title:    Nonconformance Penalties for 1996 and 1998 Model Year Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines -- Part II

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Feb. 23, 1996

Volume 61
No. 37
Pg. 6944-6949
Title:    Nonconformance Penalties for 1996 Model Year Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Action:  Final rule.
 
Feb. 14, 1996

Volume 61
No. 31
Pg. 5839-5843
Title:    Amendments to Regulations Governing the Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles

Action:  Final rule.
note: PDF version is necessary for the tables.
PDF Not Available
Feb. 13, 1996

Volume 61
No. 30
Pg. 5549
Title:    Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee Meeting February 21, 1996

 
Feb. 7, 1996

Volume 61
No. 26
Pg. 4600-4602
Title:    Emission Standards for New Gasoline Spark-Ignition and Diesel Compression-Ignition Marine Engines; Exemptions for New Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 37 Kilowatts and New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts (part 1) (part 2)

Action:  Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking; proposed revisions.
 
Feb. 2, 1996

Volume 61
No. 23
Pg. 3894
Title:    Prohibition on Gasoline Containing Lead or Lead Additives for Highway Use

Action:  Proposed rule.
 
Feb. 2, 1996

Volume 61
No. 23
Pg. 3832-3838
Title:    Prohibition on Gasoline Containing Lead or Lead Additives for Highway Use

Action:  Direct final rule.
 
Jan. 25, 1996

Volume 61
No. 17
Pg. 2216
Title:    Open Meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Small Nonroad Engine Regulations

Action:  FACA committee meeting--negotiated rulemaking on small nonroad engine regulations.
 
Jan. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 2
Pg. 140-145
Title:    Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small-Volume Manufacturers Certification of Clean-Fuel and Conventional Vehicle Conversions and Related Provisions

Action:  Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
 
Jan. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 2
Pg. 129-130
Title:    Conversions Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small Volume Manufacturers Certification of the Final Rule Entitled - Emission Standards for Clean Vehicles and Engines, Requirements for Clean-Fuel Vehicle Conversions, and California Pilot Test Program

Action:  Final rule; removal of direct final rule provision.
 
Jan. 3, 1996

Volume 61
No. 2
Pg. 122-128
Title:    Requirements for Determining Assigned Deterioration Factors for Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Amendments to Labelling Requirements for Inherently Low-Emission Vehicles, and Related Provisions

Action:  Direct final rule (DFRM).
Alternate View(s): Summary, PDF file
 

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