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February 5, 2007 8:20 AM, EST

EPA Boosts Enforcement of ULSD Labeling Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency said it has increased enforcement of its fuel-pump labeling rule after finding that the majority of retail diesel pumps it tested did not display ultra-low-sulfur-diesel labels, even though they were dispensing ULSD.EPA said that ULSD, required for 2007-model-year heavy trucks, is widely available, but mislabeled pumps could cause a perception that it is not.“EPA has received complaints from operators of ULSD vehicles that they cannot find pumps that are labeled ULSD,” Dave Ryan, an agency spokesman, said in an e-mail to Transport Topics. “EPA also has received this complaint from at least one company that manufactures diesel cars.”For the full story, see the Feb. 5 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.