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March 20, 2012

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March 20, 2012

When Your Equipment Is Out Of Gas, Don’t Spill When You Fill. Gas powered mowers and chore performing outdoor power products like leafblowers, tillers and edgers are perfect time-savers for keeping our surroundings neat and green. But when it comes to the simple act of refilling equipment, gas spillage is often overlooked. You may not realize it, but careless refilling leads to spilled gasoline and evaporation, which releases hydrocarbon (HC) emissions into the atmosphere. In fact fuel spillage and evaporation are responsible for up to one-third of all fuel emissions. Most of it we can prevent. Don’t leave your fueling [.....]

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March 20, 2012

How to Make the Air Cleaner While Keeping Your Lawn Greener Developing a regular maintenance schedule is the first step in helping to keep our air a little cleaner. Air pollution comes from many sources. One of the smallest is exhaust and fuel emissions from gasoline powered engines — the kind used in lawnmowers, riding tractors, string trimmers, tillers, and other types of outdoor power equipment. Another contributor is fuel spillage and evaporation. Today the industry is doing its part to reduce air pollution by manufacturing new generations of outdoor power equipment that operate with low-emission engines and cordless electric [.....]

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January 27, 2012

Alexandria, Va. – January 27, 2012 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that it has issued a Stewardship Plan for Outdoor Power Equipment to comply with the requirements of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) Recycling Regulation. To prepare for implementation in July 2012, outdoor power equipment manufacturers must immediately begin reporting estimates of their electrical-powered OPE delivered to Canada overall. For a review of the current Stewardship Plan for Outdoor Power Equipment, go to: /content/uploads/2012/02/OPEI-Stewardship-Program-October-Final.pdf For a list of common questions and answers, visit: /content/uploads/2012/02/finalqastewardship.docx Says Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI, “We’ve been [.....]

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September 26, 2011

Alexandria, VA – September 26, 2011 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that it issued a new Guidance Document outlining best practices and guidelines on tamper-resistance compliance for small engines and lawn and garden products. Over the past year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated enforcement actions that led to the seizure of small engines and lawn and garden products because of concerns that the engines were equipped with carburetors that could be illegally adjusted by repair facilities and consumers.  Such illegal tampering could potentially cause emissions in excess of the engine’s EPA-“certified configuration.”  In these [.....]

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