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Notice Concerning the "Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emission Reduction (Ninth Report)" of the Central Environment Council

January 29, 2008

On January 29, 2008, the Air Environment Committee of the Central Environment Council (chaired by Professor Kazuhiko Sakamoto of the Graduate school of Science & Engineering, Saitama University) met and discussed the "Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emission Reduction (Ninth Report)." On the basis of those discussions, the chairperson of the Central Environment Council submitted a report to the Minister of the Environment on the same day.

The content of the report concerns the strengthening of regulations that apply to special motor vehicles.

The Ministry of the Environment will take necessary steps to strengthen regulations on the basis of the report.

In addition, the Central Environment Council will continue to study measures for reducing exhaust emissions from motor vehicles.

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