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EPA Misses Deadline on Small-Engine Emissions Study

FEBRUARY 3, 2006 - Posted at 8:17 a.m. CST

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has missed a deadline for a study on regulating air pollution from lawnmowers and other small engines.

But an EPA spokesman says the study should be completed next month and that proposed new pollution rules would follow by the end of the year.

The six-month study was required under a deal between Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Kit Bond of Missouri.

Bond has tried for several years to block stricter small-engine emission rules.

Missouri is home to two production facilities of Briggs & Stratton, the nation's leading maker of small engines.

Bond says the costs of making less-polluting engines could force production overseas.

Engines in lawnmowers, chainsaws and other small machines have been estimated to cause some ten percent of smog-forming emissions nationwide.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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