New EPA rules could trigger Ind. emission testing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A state environmental official says drivers across Indiana could be required to have their vehicles undergo emissions testing if new federal rules set for release this summer by the Environmental Protection Agency are strict enough.

The Times of Munster reports that the state's assistant commissioner for air quality says that's because the new federal rules could cause Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana to fall into noncompliance for ozone air quality standards. Keith Baugues of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management says that if the standards are strict enough, all vehicles in Indiana could be required to undergo testing.

Currently, only Indiana's Lake and Porter counties are required to do such testing.

Baugues says the EPA's decision will have a major impact on business and the economy.

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