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This page provides information about air pollutant emissions from commercial aviation. It includes regulations, guidance, and other information related to aircraft.

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Friends of the Earth Petition

In 2006, the environmental group, Friends of the Earth petitioned EPA to propose emission standards for lead from piston engine (general aviation) aircraft. The following documents provide background:

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Regulations and Guidance

This "nonroad study" quantifies the contribution of nonroad sources to air pollution, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM).  The study covers 10 equipment categories, including: lawn and garden equipment, farm and construction equipment, recreational vehicles, marine vessels, and airport service equipment.

Paper copies of this study are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) - Publication #PB-92-126960.

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