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Emission standard for heavy vehicles

Resolución Exenta N° 497 del 16 de mayo de 2022 que aprueba Anteproyecto de Norma de Emisión Aplicables a Vehículos Pesados y lo somete a consulta pública (Exempt Resolution No. 497 of 16 May 2022 approving the preliminary draft emission standard for heavy vehicles, and submitting it for public consultation) (6 pages, in Spanish)

The notified document, which has been submitted for national public consultation, is aimed at regulating air pollutant emissions from heavy vehicles, which mostly use diesel as fuel. Emissions of substances such as nitrous oxides and particulate matter have an adverse and direct impact on the health of inhabitants in densely-populated urban areas. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established that emissions of particulate matter produced by diesel engines are associated with acute and chronic illnesses.