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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Emissions Standards News

Commercial Marine Engine Emission Standards Finalized

EPA Administrator Carol Browner signed a final rule establishing new emission standards for commercial marine diesel engines at or above 37 kW (approximately 50 hp). EPA's final rule aplies emission standards to new engines only, beginning with the 2004 model year. Vessels and engines built before 2004 will not be subject to emission control requirements. However, if a vessel is subsequently modified such that 50 percent of the modified vessel's value is derived from new material or components, the vessel will be considered new and will be required to meet engine emission standards in effect at the time the modifications are made. EPA believes this will prevent companies from re-using parts from used vessels to avoid emission standards.

EPA Issues Emissions Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued emission standards for several groups of nonroad engines, including recreational marine diesel engines. The rule comes into effect on January 7, 2003.

DEUTZ at CTT

Cologne-based engine manufacturer DEUTZ is exhibiting at CTT again this year, one of the leading trade fairs for the construction industry in Russia and eastern Europe. Taking place from 31 May to 4 June 2011, CTT features a diverse range of innovative, advanced construction equipment and technologies in an exhibition space of over 90,000 square metres. It is an ideal platform for the 650 exhibitors from 23 countries to access the Russian and eastern European markets. Representing the new generation of engines for the Tier 4 Interim emissions standard…

Dual-fuel Engines for DEME’s New Dredger

Image: Anglo Belgian Corporation

Anglo Belgian Corporation, a manufacturer of medium speed diesel engines, announced the sale of two 16VDZD dual fuel engines that will power a new build vessel for the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME. This agreement was officialized with the Dutch shipyard Royal IHC. The commissioning of the dredger Minerva is scheduled for late 2016, making it the first dredging vessel that will be equipped with dual fuel engines, in addition to DEME's other trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River that will be built and put into service around the same time.

MTU Shows SMM it's Ready for IMO Tier lll

Gas-engined tug: Rendering MTU

The Rolls-Royce brand MTU is showing its concepts at the current SMM, Hamburg, in response to the IMO Tier III emission standard which is due to come into force in 2016. “MTU is well-prepared for IMO Tier III, be it with SCR exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines or with gas engines,” explains Dr. Michael Haidinger, Chief Sales Officer at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. In an animated presentation, MTU is demonstrating the latest high-speed Series 4000 gas engine based on its trusted 4000 M63 diesel engine which is widely used in working vessels.

News: New Marine Diesel Regs Adopted by EPA

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adopting emission standards for new marine diesel engines that will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the U.S. The near-term, Tier 1 standards in this rule are equivalent to the internationally negotiated emission limits for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These standards will go into effect in 2004 and are based on readily available emission-control technology. EPA also said that it would undertake another rulemaking in a few years to consider a second tier of more stringent standards. The Tier 1 standards apply to marine diesel engines manufactured January 1, 2004 or later if they will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States1.

EPA- Emission Controls on Large Diesel Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed the deadline for promulgation of the second set of air emission standards for large marine diesel engines (those at or above 30 liters per cylinder) from April 27, 2007 to December 17, 2009. The reason for the delay is to allow for further negotiations of international standards at IMO. The delay will also provide time for consideration of the state of technology for deeper emission reductions. Source: HK Law

EU Emissions Standards for Small Marine Diesel Engines

The European Commission issued a Press Release welcoming the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on a Directive to reduce emissions from diesel engines used in off-road machinery (including inland waterway vessels). The Directive is intended, in part, to align with standards being finalized in the United States. Source: HK Law

EPA Adopts Emission Standards for New Diesel Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adopting emission standards for new marine diesel engines that will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States. The near-term, Tier 1 standards in this rule are equivalent to the internationally negotiated emission limits for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These standards will go into effect in 2004 and are based on readily available emission-control technology. We will also undertake another rulemaking in a few years to consider a second tier of more stringent standards. The Tier 1 standards apply to marine diesel engines manufactured January 1, 2004 or later if they will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States1.

EPA Guidance on Fuel Availability Off N. America

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifying how the U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along the coast. Sulfur pollution has been linked to respiratory illnesses, particularly in at-risk populations including children, the elderly, and asthmatics. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has officially designated waters off of the coast of North America, known as the North American Emission Control Area (North American ECA), as areas where stringent international pollution standards apply for ships, including fuel sulfur limits.

EPA: MTU Must Audit Emissions Testing

MTU America Inc., a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, will implement an auditing program to ensure proper emissions testing and compliance with federal emission standards for its heavy-duty diesel non-road engines as part of a settlement to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice and announced today. The complaint filed with the settlement alleges that MTU violated the Clean Air Act by selling 895 non-road, heavy-duty diesel engines, which are used in mining, marine and power generation vehicles and equipment, without valid certificates of conformity. EPA voided the certificates of conformity purporting to cover the engines based on improper emissions testing by MTU employees.

New GE Marine Diesel Engines EPA, IMO, Emission Compliant

L250 Marine Diesel Engine: Photo courtesy of GE Marine

GE Marine technology enables its L250 and V250 marine diesel engines to be compliant without exhaust after-treatment. At the International WorkBoat Show 2012 in New Orleans, GE Marine announce its timeline for meeting EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4i, as well as IMO Tier III emission compliance without the need for exhaust gas after-treatment for its L250 and V250 marine diesel engines. GE’s engine technology eliminates the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) and storing or using urea aboard a vessel, thereby preserving cargo and tank space.

Emission Controls on Spark-Ignition Marine Engines Proposed

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would, if adopted, establish evaporative emissions standards for marine vessels that use spark-ignition engines (including sterndrive, inboard, and outboard engines and personal watercraft). Comments should be submitted by November 8, 2002.

EPA – Shipbuilding & Ship Repair, Air Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comments to its direct final rule for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations. Therefore, the direct final rule (published on December 29, 2006) should be considered a notice of proposed rulemaking and comments thereon should be submitted by April 27, 2007. 72 Fed. Reg. 8630 Source: HK Law

EPA Issues Rule on Shipbuilding Air Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule regarding emission standards for hazardous air pollutants relating to shipbuilding and ship repair (surface coating) operations. The rule amends the definition of ship in order to close an unintended gap and to clarify the regulations. The change comes into effect on February 27, 2007, unless adverse comment is received by January 29 or a public hearing is requested by January 8 Source: HK Law

EPA Publishes ECA Penalty Policy

File photo

EPA has released a penalty policy for ECA violations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a penalty policy for violations of the sulfur in fuel standard and related provisions for ships. The policy, which pursues violations of U.S. and international air pollution requirements by ships operating in the North American and U.S. Caribbean Sea Emissions Control Areas (ECA), applies to violations of new international standards for sulfur emissions from ships that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and violations under the previous standards.

Canada Adopts North American ECA Standards

Honourable Denis Lebel & Officials: Photo creditTransport Canada

Canada aligns with USA to reduce harmful air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, has announced that the Government of Canada is adopting stricter environmental standards. Minister Lebel also announced further measures to prevent other ship-source pollution in Canadian waters.

WPP Rebuild Program Gives Engines New Life

Photo courtesy WPP

Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial and petroleum clients worldwide, today announced it is rebuilding Tier I engines to meet Tier II hazardous emissions standards, making them compliant with leading offshore certifications. WPP has already closed deals in Dubai and Singapore for these newly rebuilt engines and is offering them for sale globally. “ABS, one of the top offshore certification companies, will no longer certify new or rebuilt offshore rigs or vessels operating with Tier I engines,” said WPP VP of Sales and Engineering Dave Vennie.

Emissions Standards Published, Category 3

The Federal Register has published the final rule setting new emission standards for Category 3 marine diesel engines. The rule also includes an extensive set of technical amendments to our other highway and non-road engine programs. The final rule and supporting documents are available for download at: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oceanvessels.htm

ADEC Mid-Season Report on Cruise Ships

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) reports that the cruise industry has made significant progress in complying with state air emission standards, but its record on wastewater treatment is still mixed. Source: HK Law

MARAD Issues Report

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued its quarterly Report on Port and Shipping Safety and Environmental Protection dated July 2002. The report reviews such maritime developments as the recent meetings of the IMO Legal Committee and Maritime Safety Committee, as well as the proposed EPA rule regarding emission standards for certain new marine diesel engines. Source: HK Law

Fiat Powertrain Expands Laborde Distribution

Fiat Powertrain Technologies of North America, Inc., (FPT NA), has expanded Louisiana-based distributor Laborde Products Inc.’s distribution territory to include Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in addition to their current territory, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. Laborde Products supplies FPT marine, power generation and industrial engines. FPT industrial engines are fitted with mechanical and electronic injection systems, and meet current and some future emissions standards. Laborde Products distribute FPT NA, Mitsubishi, Yanmar and Hatz diesel engines and also package their own diesel powered equipment under Diesel America.  (www.labordeproducts.com)

Fiat Powertrain Expands Laborde Distribution

Fiat Powertrain Technologies of North America, Inc., (FPT NA), has expanded Louisiana-based distributor Laborde Products Inc.’s distribution territory to include Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in addition to their current territory, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. Laborde Products supplies FPT marine, power generation and industrial engines. FPT industrial engines are fitted with mechanical and electronic injection systems, and meet current and some future emissions standards. Laborde Products distribute FPT NA, Mitsubishi, Yanmar and Hatz diesel engines and also package their own diesel powered equipment under Diesel America.  (www.labordeproducts.com)

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