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STATEMENT

OF THE MANUFACTURERS OF EMISSION CONTROLS ASSOCIATION ON THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S

PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES

Docket No. A-2000-02 September 17, 2002

Good morning. My name is Bruce Bertelsen and I am the Executive Director of the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA). MECA is pleased to provide comments on EPA’s proposed regulatory program to reduce emissions from highway motorcycles. We also plan to submit written comments and will include in those comments a discussion of the applicability of catalyst and related technologies to marine SI engines.

MECA is a non-profit association of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile source emission control technology. MECA’s member companies have over 30 years of experience and a proven track record in developing and commercializing emission control technologies for motor vehicles. A number of our members have extensive experience in the development, manufacture, and commercial application of emission control technologies for motorcycles and mopeds. Our comments are based on research and development work being conducted by our members, their extensive experience in the field of mobile source emission control, and actual commercial experience in Europe and Asia where catalyst-based emission control equipment has been installed for over 10 years on two- and four-stroke SI engines used in two- and three-wheel vehicles.

SUMMARY

1 MECA supports EPA’s proposal to harmonize the levels of the standards for Class III motorcycles with California’s standards. The standards are technologically feasible. September 17, 2002

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