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Campbell urges EPA to relax rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter, U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., urged Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christine Todd Whitman to modify the EPA’s proposed rule to increase emissions requirements for highway motorcycles by including a flexible implementation schedule.

“The flexible implementation schedule would ideally allow smaller motorcycle manufacturers more time to adjust to the rule in order to help them comply with the requirements, without going out of business,” Campbell said.

“Clean air should remain a national priority, yet we must be mindful of the unintended consequences that new rules can have on our small businesses,” he said.



Campbell said Honda, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and BMW account for 95 percent of U.S. sales. Given their significant market presence and economies of scale, these companies are well positioned to incorporate new rules requiring production modifications, he said.

The senator added the remaining 5 percent of motorcycle manufacturers are far less likely to meet more stringent requirements without significant and disproportionate market impacts.


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