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“Diesel Engines Latest to Get EPA Rules Respite Due to Virus”

“The EPA is giving diesel engine makers a break from meeting certain Clean Air Act requirements because of challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Public health and legal concerns may have hindered manufacturers’ ability to adhere to certification and compliance activities for engines, vehicles, and other equipment, according to a Monday letter from the agency.

The letter is the latest example from the EPA’s temporary enforcement policy, which gives companies leeway on certain environmental requirements as they adjust to public health guidelines. The policy, which has prompted lawsuits from states and others, is set to expire at the end of August.”

Alexandra Yetter reports for Bloomberg Law July 13, 2020.