EPA Pulls Approval on More Than 70,000 Imported Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come down hard on one importer, withdrawing approval of the import and sale of up to 74,000 gas-powered ATVs and motorcycles. The EPA believes it received either incomplete or falsified certification information.

Snyder Technology, Inc. and Snyder Computer Systems, Inc. (doing business as Wildfire Motors Corporation) is the importer in question. The EPA issued the vehicle certificates from 2006 to 2012 and after a lengthy investigation the agency believes that the applications for the certificates contained misleading information and must be voided.

All vehicles imported into or manufactured in the United States are required to have certificates of conformity. Manufacturers or importers must submit an application to EPA that describes the vehicle and its emission control system. It must also provide emissions data demonstrating that the vehicle will meet federal emission standards for certain pollutants.

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