Proposed rule: Imports of vehicles subject to antipollution emission standards

Imports of vehicles, antipollution emission standards

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking that concerns imports into the United States of certain vehicles and engines subject to federal antipollution emission standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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As noted in the preamble to the proposed rule [PDF 236 KB], compliance with emission standards must be demonstrated to CBP by either filing, or by retaining and producing upon request, the appropriate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaration form or by establishing that the subject imports are exempt from this requirement. CBP is proposing to amend its regulations to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA’s emission standards. Also, CBP proposes to permit the required EPA emission compliance forms to be filed with CBP electronically. 

Other non-substantive amendments are being proposed to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions. Comments concerning the proposed rule must be received on or before a date that is 30 days after August 17, 2016 (the date of publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register).

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