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Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and ATVs

August 1, 2014: EPA withdrew its approval of the import and sale of over 28,000 gas-powered highway and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles because the agency believes that it received either incomplete or falsified certification information. All vehicles imported into or manufactured in the United States are required to have certificates of conformity. EPA issued the vehicle certificates from 2007 to 2011 to CFMoto. As a result of a lengthy investigation, the agency believes that the applications for the certificates contained fallacious information and must be voided. This notice follows actions in April 2013 and October 2013 in which EPA voided certificates from Snyder Computer Systems dba Wildfire Motors, American Lifan and Jonway which impacted up to 70,000; 61,000; and 39,000 vehicles, respectively. The applications were submitted by Michael Johnson of System Launch Associates who has pled guilty to wire fraud and submitting false statements under the Clean Air Act and is currently awaiting sentencing.

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This page provides information about land-based recreational vehicles, such as snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles (dirt bikes), and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Information on recreational marine engines is available on the marine spark-ignition engines page and the marine diesel engines page.


See the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) for the full text of current regulations that apply to recreational vehicles:

40 CFR part 1051 Emission Standards and Certification Requirements
40 CFR Part 86, Subpart F Chassis Exhaust Emission Testing Procedures
40 CFR part 1065 Engine Exhaust Emission Test Procedures
40 CFR part 1060 Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures
40 CFR part 1068 General Compliance Provisions

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