Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC)
Aug. 5 said its Series 60 engine will be certified to comply with
the Environmental Protection Agency's Oct. 1 deadline for lower
"DDC again confirms
its commitment to providing engines that meet the new requirements,
without penalties or after-treatment devices," the company
said. "Whether any changes to the Oct. 1 implementation date
are forthcoming or not, DDC wants to reassure its customers of
its long-term commitment to them and its near-term commitment
to providing certified engines in October 2002."
Both DDC and Caterpillar
of Peoria, IL, face millions of dollars in penalties if they don't
meet the October deadline. They have filed suit in U.S. District
Court for the District of Columbia, saying they need more time
to prepare to avoid penalties.
Meanwhile, DDC says technological
development of the 2002 Series 60 is on course and its engines
will be certified to comply with the new standards.
DDC will initially make
about 95 percent of its current ratings available in October 2002.
The company will submit applications for 2002 emissions certification
to the EPA about 30-60 days in advance of scheduled production.