Categories: Policy; Environment; Energy; Agriculture
|Topic:||Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline|
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology[<p>]
Monday, May 10, 1999 - 1:30 p.m.
Room H-137 - The Capitol[<p>]
The Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline[<p>]
William L. Chameides, Regents' Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology; Member, National Academy of Sciences; and Chair, Committee on the Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline, National Research Council
Armistead G. Russell, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Member, Committee on the Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline, National Research Council
A new report from the National Research Council, The Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline, evaluates how motor vehicle emissions resulting from different blends of reformulated gasoline (RFG) are assessed and certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in terms of their contributions to the formation of ozone, a principal component of "smog", in the lower atmosphere. The report considers gasoline blended with ethanol as well as gasoline blended with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) in the context of the expected air quality benefits of the federal RFG program, including reduced emissions of volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen, ambient ozone formation, and toxic air pollutants.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and Congressional Staff only.