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Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)

Clean Diesel Independent Review Panel of the CAAAC

This review panel is currently inactive.

The Clean Diesel Independent Review Panel was created by a charter issued under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the panel was to provide independent advice to the Agency on industries' progress in developing and demonstrating technologies that would be used to reduce engine exhaust emissions and to lower the sulfur level of highway diesel fuel in accordance with the dates incorporated in the highway diesel program promulgated in 2001.

Specifically, the objectives of the panel's charter were to assess the progress of:

  1. Manufacturers of diesel engines and emission control systems in developing technology to reduce engine exhaust pollutants, and;
  2. The fuels industry in developing and demonstrating technologies to effectively lower the sulfur level of highway diesel fuel.

The panel was composed of leading experts from the public health community, petroleum refiners, fuel distributors and marketers, engine manufacturers, emission control systems manufacturers, and state governments. The panel was requested to produce a final report by the panel charter's expiration date of September 30, 2002.

Panel Charter and Membership

Mr. Daniel Greenbaum
President, Health Effects Institute
Boston, MA 02129

Technical Staff Contact
Ms. Mary Manners
Chemical Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ann Arbor, MI 48105