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Press Releases for 2012
December 6, 2012DOE and EPA Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2013 Models
November 26, 2012School Bus Company to Implement Anti-Idling Program, Pay Penalties for Idling Violations in Conn. and R.I.
November 16, 2012EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests
November 14, 2012Vehicle And Engine Importers To Pay Civil Penalty To Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Senior company executives jointly liable for consent decree obligations
November 8, 2012Los Angeles Companies Agree to Pay $140,000 for Clean Air Act Violations
November 3, 2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
November 2, 2012Hyundai/Kia to Correct Overstated MPG Claims as Result of EPA Investigation
October 31, 2012EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waivers to Assist States Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
October 31, 2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for New Jersey
October 15, 2012U.S. EPA Awards Over $126,000 to Nevada for Clean Diesel Project
October 15, 2012U.S. EPA Awards Over $5 Million to California for Clean Diesel Projects
October 15, 2012U.S. EPA Awards over $100,000 to Pacific Territories for Clean Diesel Projects
October 11, 2012EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects
October 9, 2012SmartWay Honors Ruan Transportation Management Systems in Des Moines, Iowa, for Supply Chain Efficiency
October 9, 2012SmartWay Honors Heartland Express, Inc. in North Liberty, Iowa, for Supply Chain Efficiency
October 9, 2012SmartWay Honors Prime, Inc. of Springfield, Mo., for Supply Chain Efficiency
October 9, 2012SmartWay Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Supply Chain Efficiency
September 14, 2012EPA Sets Bio-based Diesel Volumes for 2013
September 14, 2012Motorcycle Importer Pays Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Violations
September 6, 2012Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer to Pay $885,000 Penalty to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act
September 5, 2012In Support of Affected States, EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waiver for 8 States Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
August 28, 2012Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards/ Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025
August 28, 201212:30PM TODAY: Senior Administration Officials to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Major Fuel Efficiency Announcement
August 23, 2012Southeast diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced
June 27, 2012EPA Agreement with BASF Corp. on Air Pollution from Wyandotte Plant Brings Clean Diesel Project to Wayne County
June 27, 2012EPA Agreement with BASF Corp. on Air Pollution from Wyandotte Plant Brings Clean Diesel Project to Wayne County
May 10, 2012EPA Updates Clean Air Act Requirements for Gas Stations to Reflect New Vehicle Technologies / Widespread use of advanced vehicle technologies capture harmful gasoline vapors when refueling, delivering more cost-effective emissions reductions
May 10, 2012EPA Updates Clean Air Act Requirements for Gas Stations to Reflect New Vehicle Technologies / Widespread use of advanced vehicle technologies capture harmful gasoline vapors when refueling, delivering more cost-effective emissions reductions
April 23, 2012$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects
April 12, 2012Northeast Diesel Collaborative Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
April 12, 2012Northeast Diesel Collaborative Honors Mass. and Vermont Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
April 10, 2012School Bus Company to Implement Anti-Idling Program and Pay Penalties under the Clean Air Act
April 2, 2012EPA to Allow 15 Percent Renewable Fuel in Gasoline/Agency approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15
March 19, 2012EPA awards CNMI and American Samoa over $117,000 for clean diesel projects / Two Territories receive funding for the first time
March 9, 2012EPA to Launch the "Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up" Spanish Version
January 24, 2012EPA Announces Millions in Grants to Clean Air Projects in San Joaquin Valley
January 11, 20122010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities Now Available / First release of data through the national GHG reporting program
January 11, 2012Chinese Manufacturer to Pay $680,000 Penalty to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act / Settlement also requires a project to mitigate emissions from more than 7,000 non-compliant recreational vehicles

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