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Permissible Limits of Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emissions

November 1, 2006

Based on the Report "Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction (fifth report)" issued by the Central Environment Council in April 2002, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) will make a partial amendment to the "Permissible Limits of Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emission" (Environment Agency Announcement No. 1 of January 1974) under the Air Pollution Control Law. The amendment concerns new test modes for exhaust emission measurement. The announcement of the amendment will be made on November 1, 2006.

The principal details of the amendment are as follows:

Test modes for exhaust emission measurement will be changed in order to more accurately identify exhaust emission performance.
*The new test modes will be phased in between 2008 and 2011.

Following this amendment, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will make partial amendments to the "Announcement that Prescribes Details of Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles" (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Announcement No. 619 of July 15, 2002) under the Road Vehicles Act.

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