Honda marine outboards ready for 2010 EPA certification

The new EPA standards go into effect in 2010 for a range of gas-powered personal watercraft

Honda Marine's full line of current production models can meet the rigorous emissions standards set forth by a new EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standard introduced yesterday.

"The EPA's new exhaust standards are based on those currently set forth by California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 marine regulations," said John Fulcher, senior manager, Honda Marine.  "Honda Marine's full production line has met these standards, and is ready for certification to the 2010 Federal exhaust emissions regulations."

The new EPA standards go into effect in 2010 for a range of gas-powered personal watercraft, inboard and outboard engines, and in 2011 for spark ignition engines of 25 horsepower or less, used to power a wide variety of lawn and garden, utility, and construction equipment.