Governmental & NGO Environmental Agencies – Stant Partners
The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (MEP PRC) develops and implements national policies and programs that protect the natural environment, limit pollution of the air, water, and soil, and makes recommendations to the State Council regarding the environment and natural resources.
Vehicle Emission Control Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, China (VECC-MEP) – The Vehicle Emission Control Center of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (VECC-MEP) supports the overall goals and mandates of the MEP by providing recommendations and setting emissions control standards for new and existing vehicles in China.
The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection (BJEPB) is responsible for the work of environmental protection in and around the city of Beijing. It drafts, develops, implements and oversees municipal policies and programs that prevent and treat pollution, manage nuclear safety and waste, control vehicle emissions and many other programs that protect the environment of Beijing and its surrounding townships and cities.
China Automotive Technology &Research Center (CATARC) Established in 1985, CATARC regulates and manages the Chinese auto industry. As a technical administrative body, CATARC supports the government in an advisory capacity and establishes standards for certification testing, quality assurance and industry planning, and advises on policy.
Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA) is a non-profit association incorporated in Washington, D.C. It was formed in 1976 to provide solid technical information on emission control technology for motor vehicles. As the emission control industry grew in the subsequent decades, and as its member companies expanded control technology products to other sources, MECA’s mission expanded as well. Today, MECA’s members include leading manufacturers of a variety of emission control equipment for: 1) automobiles, trucks, and buses; 2) off-road vehicles; and 3) stationary sources.
CARB – goals include attaining and maintaining healthy air quality; protecting the public from exposure to toxic air contaminants; and providing innovative approaches for complying with air pollution rules and regulations
Currently and historically, Stant engineering works very closely with CARB to provide input on evaporative emission regulations
- Stant provides parts, test data and independent recommendations
- Stant collaborates with North American OEM’s to provide solutions for complying with CARB requirements
Clean Air Act – The 1963 Act established a basic research program, which was expanded in 1967. The major amendments to the law, requiring regulatory controls for air pollution, were enacted in 1970, 1977 and 1990.
Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) – is a vehicle emission control system that captures fuel vapors from the vehicle gas tank during refueling. Implementation 1998 – 2000.
- Stant engineering worked very closely with the EPA and all North American OEM’s during initial ORVR concept development, validation and implementation
- Stant collaborates with North American OEM’s to provide solutions for complying with EPA Evaporative Emission requirements
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration– part of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, part of the Department of Transportation. Its mission is “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.”
- Stant engineering worked very closely with the NHTSA during the development and refinement North American fuel system integrity specification FMVSS301
- Stant was instrumental in developing component solutions to meet these strict standards.