Small Volume Manufacturer Alternative GHG Standards Final Determinations
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EPA is issuing a final determination of Light-duty greenhouse gas (GHG) alternative emissions standards for four small volume vehicle manufactures. EPA is finalizing the alternative standards through a non-rulemaking Federal Register notice in accordance with small volume manufacturer provisions in EPA’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas regulations. EPA’s regulations established as part of the 2012 Light-duty Greenhouse Gas program allow manufacturers with annual U.S. sales of less than 5,000 vehicles per year to apply for alternative GHG standards. EPA included the small volume manufacturer provisions in the regulations in recognition of the potential difficulty very small volume manufacturers with limited product lines may have meeting the primary program standards. Four small volume manufacturers applied for and are receiving alternative standards: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren. The alternative standards in these determinations cover model years 2017-2021.
In July 2019, EPA requested comment on proposed determinations of alternative light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards for small vehicle manufactures. EPA is finalizing the alternative standards as proposed.