Fuels and Fuel Additives
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Vehicle and Engine Links
- Alternative Fuel Conversions: Information about modifying vehicles or engines to run on different fuels than the ones for which they were designed.
- Fuel Cells: Information about fuel cells as a source of power for vehicles.
- Green Vehicle Guide:Information geared toward helping consumers choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.
- Motor Vehicles and Engines: Information about highway vehicles (cars and light trucks, heavy trucks, buses, engines, and motorcycles), fuel economy, emission standards and regulations, emission recall programs, new vehicle certification and in-use vehicle compliance, inspection and maintenance programs, diesel retrofit programs, evaluating the benefits of inventions designed to reduce emissions, and importing vehicles to the United States.
- Nonroad Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles: Information about aircraft, locomotives, diesel and gasoline boats and ships, personal watercraft, lawn and garden equipment, agricultural and construction machines, recreational vehicles (such as dirt bikes and snowmobiles), emission standards and regulations, certification and compliance, and diesel retrofit programs.
Other EPA Links
- EPA "Green Book" Listing of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Non-Attainment Areas: Lists of areas in the U.S. where air pollution levels persistently exceed the national ambient air quality standards.
- Greenhouse Gases from Transportation: Information on greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, including renewable and alternative fuel lifecycle greenhouse gas impacts.
- National Clean Diesel Campaign: Information on the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) that was established to promote diesel emission reduction strategies. NCDC includes regulatory programs to address new diesel engines as well as innovative programs to address the millions of diesel engines already in use.
- Clean Air Act and Amendments Information on the Clean Air Act law and amendments since enactment in 1970.
- Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40 CFR Part 79 and Part 80: The electronic version of the most up to date regulations for gasoline and diesel fuels and fuel additives, including detergent additives and renewable fuels. This link is to the Government Printing Office's site.
- Regulations.gov: The electronic database of all fuel-related notices and regulations promulgated by EPA.
- IRS Tax Code with Diesel Fuel Dye Requirement (26 CFR Chapter I, 48.4082-1): Information about the tax exemption for dyed diesel fuel. (Diesel fuel that is dyed red is assumed to not be highway fuel and may not be used in highway vehicles since it does not meet federal, diesel quality standards unless it is used in a manner that is tax-exempt as defined by the IRS.) This link is to the Government Printing Office's site.
- Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act Summary of the Clean Air Act to help the public understand what is in the law and how it may affect the public.
Outside EPA Links
- Alternative and Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program: Information about demonstration and incentive programs for alternative and renewable fuels.
- Alternative Fuels and Fleet Efficiency, U.S. Department of Agriculture: Information about the Alternative Fuels & Fleet Efficiency program that works to increase the use of alternative fuels.
- Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of Energy: Information about alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, fleets, resources, etc.
- California Air Resources Board (CARB)- Fuels Program: Information about CARB's fuels efforts including: 1) adopting and enforcing fuel specifications, and 2) controlling emissions from marketing and distributing fuels in California. California Environmental Protection Agency.
- Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance: Information about the group of 22 industry, government, and consumer organization working together to provide information on ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and cleaner burning diesel cars, trucks, and buses.
- Energy Information Administration: U.S. Department of Energy: EIA is a statistical agency that provides independent data, forecasts, and analyses (e.g. prices, production volumes) for gasoline, diesel, alternative fuels, etc.
- Environment Canada - Oil, Gas and Energy Branch home page: Environment Canada's center of technical expertise for the upstream and downstream petroleum sectors, the electric power sector and for stationary combustion sources such as furnaces, boilers and gas turbines. OGEB is the source of advice within the department on environmental releases and emissions, remediation technologies, pollution prevention measures and sustainable development strategies for these sectors.
- Fuel Economy.gov: Information about vehicles mile per gallon (MPG) estimates. Maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA's responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers.
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Please visit EPA's Transportation and Air Quality web-based repository of mobile source documents, Document Index System (DIS). This searchable repository contains regulations, Federal Register notices, policy letters, and guidance documents.
Please visit our Related Links page for other fuel related information within EPA, other U.S. Agencies, and other fuel related websites.