Release 98-57      
FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

September 18, 1998
 

CONTACT: 

Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
www.arb.ca.gov
       
Media Advisory

Report on Admendments to Low Emmision Vehicle Standards


SACRAMENTO
-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the final staff report on the proposed amendments to the Low Emission Vehicle standards, also known as "LEV II", in preparation for a November 5 public hearing in El Monte.

Changes to the original 1990 Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards include:

The proposed LEV II standards are expected to reduce smog-forming evaporative and tailpipe emissions in Southern California by 56 tons per day by 2010.  Click here for an electrontic copy of the LEV II report or contact the Board's Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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