Regulations for Emissions from Vehicles and Engines

Regulations for Lead Emissions from Aircraft

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The EPA is evaluating the impact of lead emissions from aircraft using leaded aviation gasoline in order to make a determination regarding whether aircraft lead emissions cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. These actions are in response to petitioners’ requests, which can be accessed under "Learn more" (below) or “Related topics” (top right) along with the EPA responses to date. The EPA currently intends to issue a proposed finding on the question of endangerment in 2017. This proposed finding will then undergo public notice and comment. After evaluating comments on the proposal, EPA plans to issue a final determination in 2018.

In separate activities related to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead, EPA finalized revisions to the ambient monitoring requirements for measuring lead in the air on December 14, 2010. These amendments expanded the nation's lead monitoring network to better assess compliance with the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead. EPA required the continuation of monitoring at airports emitting at least one ton of lead per year. EPA also required the states to conduct a year-long monitoring study at 15 airports that emit less than one ton per year to determine how these sources impact air quality. 

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List of Related Regulations

Below is a list of all regulations related to lead pollution from aircraft.


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Regulation Title Regulation Date
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Related Materials on Lead Emissions From Piston-Engine Aircraft Using Leaded Aviation Gasoline 2010/04

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