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EPA updates regulations for Vehicle Fuel Conversion Systems

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 23:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed rules, making it easier for manufacturers to sell fuel conversion systems. The fuel conversion systems allow vehicles to run on alternative fuels.

The revised procedures will vary based on the age of the vehicle or engine being converted. The EPA has found that the procedures for converting the fuel systems of older vehicles and engines can be streamlined, while maintaining environmental safety precautions. As opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach, the EPA’s process is now based on whether a vehicle or engine is new, intermediate age, or outside its expected useful life.

Conversion systems alter an existing vehicle or engine to enable it to run on a different type of fuel. An example of this type of conversion includes switching a car designed for gasoline to run on compressed natural gas. Properly engineered conversion systems can reduce emissions.

To view information regarding the EPA’s vehicle fuel conversion system regulations, please visit ASA’s legislative website,

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA’s headquarters is in Bedford, Texas.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

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