AIR POLLUTION. EPA'S EFFORTS TO REDUCE AND END THE USE OF LEAD IN GASOLINE
This fact sheet summarizes information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to substantially reduce and possibly end the use of lead in gasoline, and the extent to which EPA considered the impact of using gasoline with lower levels of lead on agricultural machinery. Detailed information is provided on EPA's lead phasedown efforts. The following topics are covered: EPA's proposals in 1984 for further lead phasedown; EPA's lead phasedown regulations in 1985; the status of EPA's rulemaking process to eliminate lead; and EPA's (1985) noted need for better data on farm equipment. Efforts are underway to develop this information. EPA expects that by January 1987, it will determine whether the low-lead standard needs to be changed to prevent adverse effects on farm machinery, and what the final action should be on its proposal for a ban on lead.
- Fact Sheet for the Hon. Jim Slattery, House of Representatives.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1986-3
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Agricultural equipment; Air quality management; Impacts; Lead (Metal); Leaded gasoline; Regulations; Standards
- Uncontrolled Terms: Agricultural machinery
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Highways; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00457577
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM