Transportation and Air Quality
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What's New in OTAQ
OTAQ Recent Additions
- April 17: Seven top performing SmartWay affiliates were recognized by EPA as 2015 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Honorees.
- March 26: EPA releases the 2013 model year light-duty GHG performance report for automakers.
- March 2: New fun, interactive content added to our Green Vehicle Guide. Learn about hydrogen FCVs, alternative fuels, and why your mileage may vary.
OTAQ Press Releases
- March 26, 2015: EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards
- March 24, 2015: MTU America Inc., Agrees to Conduct Proper Testing to Ensure Engines Meet Air Pollution Standards
- March 20, 2015: St. Louis Clean Cities Receives $162,454 for Diesel Emissions Reduction to Replace School Buses in Jefferson County, Mo.
OTAQ Federal Register Notices
- April 3, 2015: Proposed rule: Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price and Minor Amendments to Renewable Fuel Standard Regulations
- April 3, 2015: Direct final rule: Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price and Minor Amendments to Renewable Fuel Standard Regulations
- March 26, 2015: Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program (Renewal)
EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality protects public health and the environment by regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions. These "mobile sources" include cars and light trucks, heavy trucks and buses, nonroad engines, equipment, and vehicles. For more information see:
- About the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ)
- About the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL)
OTAQ's top sites
OTAQ's programs and website topics (A detailed list of programs and topics is on our site map.)
Overview:Pollutants & Programs
Information on how much air pollution, air toxics, and greenhouse gases are emitted by mobile sources, the programs OTAQ has undertaken to control these emissions, and the impact of those programs on air quality and climate change.
On-Road Vehicles & Engines
Information about fuel economy, emission standards and regulations, emission recall, certification and compliance, inspection and maintenance, diesel retrofit, evaluating the benefits of inventions designed to reduce emissions, and importing vehicles and engines.
Nonroad Engines, Equipment
Information about nonroad engines, equipment and vehicles: emission standards and regulations, certification and compliance, and diesel retrofit programs.
- Diesel Boats & Ships
- Gasoline Boats & Personal Watercraft
- Nonroad Diesel Equipment
- Forklifts, Generators & Compressors
- Lawn & Garden
- Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, & ATVs
Fuels & Fuel Additives
State & Local Transportation
Modeling, Testing, & Research
Information on modeling and inventories for estimating emissions from highway vehicles, nonroad sources, and fuels; testing and measuring emissions; research into clean automotive technologies; and emission factors research.