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EPA LAUNCHES A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM TO REDUCE TOXIC POLLUTION FROM EXISTING DIESEL ENGINES

Release Date: 03/20/2000
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FOR RELEASE: MONDAY MARCH 20, 2000

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

EPA LAUNCHES A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM TO REDUCE
TOXIC POLLUTION FROM EXISTING DIESEL ENGINES

On Wednesday, March 22, Robert Perciasepe, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation will announce a new voluntary program called the “ Diesel Retrofit Initiative” at a Diesel Emissions Control Retrofit Workshop hosted by Corning, Incorporated. This program will help reduce pollution from existing heavy-duty diesel engines used in trucks, buses and construction equipment. Each year these engines contribute millions of tons of soot, smog forming and toxic pollution. EPA hopes to work with other federal agencies, state governments, environmental groups and industries to encourage retrofitting of older diesel engines. The agency is looking for commitments from state and local governments, fleet operators, and industry to use available technology and other methods to reduce pollution from existing diesel engines. More information on EPA’s diesel programs is found at: http://www.epa.gov/oms/hd-hwy.htm. Information about Corning’s environmental programs is found at: http://www.environmental.corning.com.
    WHO: Robert Perciasepe, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation

    WHAT: Press Conference to announce program to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines

    WHEN: Wednesday March 22, at noon

    WHERE: The Diesel Emissions Control Retrofit Workshop Sponsored by Corning, Incorporated, held at the J.W. Marriot Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Wash., D.C. in Salons One and Two.

For information on the workshop sponsored by Corning, call J. Robert Jones at 607-974-4898.

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