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New Jersey SIP Summaries: National Low Emission Vehicle (NLEV) Program

Federal Register Dates:
November 3, 1999 Direct final rule 64 FR 59638

EPA Approval Date:
EPA's approval of New Jersey's participation in the NLEV Program was effective on January 3, 2000.

State Submittal:
SIP revision dated February 22, 1999.

Affected Areas:

New Jersey joined other states in the Northeast to opt to participate in the National Low Emission Vehicle (NLEV) program where automobile manufacturers will sell cleaner vehicles meeting
the NLEV standards. This program will continue until the Federal Tier 2 standards take affect for the 2004 model year.

New Regulations Included As Part of the SIP:
NJAC, Subchapter 26 Ozone Transport Commission - Low Emission Vehicles Program, effective March 1, 1999.

New Jersey committed as part of this SIP revision to require new cars to meet the National Low Emission Vehicle standards instead of the California Low Emission Vehicle standards.

EPA Region 2 Contact:
Michael Moltzen (212) 637-3710


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