The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is banning the use of gasoline engines that emit more than 10 percent of their fuel in nitrogen oxide, or NOx, and other pollutants.
The EPA announced Thursday that the rule will take effect March 16, 2018, for new vehicles on or after 2019 models.
The new standards, known as the Diesel Emission Reduction Rule, will be implemented in a phased-in manner.
The agency said the rule is designed to curb pollution by reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrous oxide from diesel engines by about 9 percent over the next five years.
It also requires automakers to make more fuel-efficient vehicles that emit no NOx at all.
For more on the EPA rule, read: What to know about the diesel emissions rules that will go into effect next month and what you can do to help reduce the emissions of air pollutants.
“We want to see the economy grow and our communities thrive.
This rule will help us do that,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a statement.
“Diesel engines are responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s NOx emissions.
We must reduce their harmful effects on our communities, our economy and our environment.”
This rule is also designed to help us protect the environment and reduce our CO2 emissions.
It includes new requirements to ensure that all new diesel engines meet emissions standards, and to make sure the EPA’s air quality standards are enforced.
“The EPA said the rules will not affect the emissions from other types of engines.
The rules apply to new diesel vehicles on new vehicles or older diesel engines on older vehicles.
The EPA also said vehicles using gasoline engines will be allowed to meet the requirements, but they must use a new cleaner fuel that meets the standards for diesel.
Diesel cars that run on unleaded gasoline will also be allowed.
The diesel engines, which include cars and light trucks, emit nitrogen oxides and nitrates, which are linked to respiratory illnesses, including asthma.
In addition, the EPA is banning nitrogen oxide from gasoline engines.
NOx is the main component of smog and is a key component of climate change, the agency said in its announcement.
Nitrous oxide, also known as NO, is an extremely reactive gas that can react with oxygen, forming ozone.
This causes respiratory problems, including breathing problems.
CO2, the main greenhouse gas, is the second most powerful greenhouse gas emitted by the human body, according to the EPA.
In 2018, more than half of all U..
S., and about a third of Canada’s, vehicles had at least one of the four types of NOx in their exhaust system.
The new EPA rules will include an exemption for vehicles with older engines.