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Just got this in my e-mail.


Dear SEMA Member:

We have recently learned that CARB and EPA are planning significant enforcement action against companies that make, distribute or install tuning products for late-model (2007 MY and newer) diesel trucks that are equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPF) if such tuning products offer any of the following features: (1) the ability to re-tune/re-program the truck to operate while the DPF is removed; (2) the ability to turn off urea (exhaust fluid) injection; and/or (3) the ability to defeat, disable or turn off any other required emissions control system on a late-model diesel truck. Products with these features cannot be legally sold for on-highway usage. If you make, sell or install products with these features and they are sold strictly for legal racing use you must be able to make assurances to these regulatory agencies that these products are NOT being used on the street on registered vehicles. If you cannot make those assurances we encourage you to carefully consider your business practices so as to avoid possible penalties.

SEMA is very interested in protecting you and your future and we hope you’ll find this information valuable. If you have any questions please contact Jim McFarland, Consultant for SEMA, regarding compliance with these regulatory agencies.

Sincerely


John Russell Deane, III
SEMA General Counsel


All those in the business, take heed. The EPA isn't fooling around anymore.
 

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do you even write any dpf off tunes bill? i cant imagine you're the only one here getting that email.
 

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That e-mail was sent to all Powerteq (formerly Edge and Superchips) distributors. I wasn't the only one that received it. It copies a letter that MSD Performance received from Russ Deane who is the Legal Counsel for SEMA and (as I understand it) works very closely with EPA and CARB. The letter is a direct result of conversations with EPA and CARB and their intent to move forward with enforcement of the Clean Air Act and taking action against companies specifically manufacturing, distributing, or installing DPF and Urea Injection defeating devices on 2007 MY vehicles and later.

The companies that have their adds plastered all over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, magazines, and other outlets about how they are The DPF Elimination Specialists are begging to get their butts handed to them. Those ads blatantly thumb their noses are the EPA and CARB and they're pissed off now. Emissions tampering has been illegal for almost 30 years and trying to push the blame onto the consumer with "disclaimers" is not going to work. SEMA is warning people to think about it NOW before the man in the suit and tie knocks on your door and serves you papers to appear in court.

As they say, it's no skin off my butt as I don't generally bother with the 6.4L anyway, but those who do... ya better be prepared.

It's not my battle. I'm just relaying the message.
 

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im pretty sure this means the sale of a unit as well... just like if i were to sell a H&S unit to a customer... even though i have them sign a waiver in order to receive the unit they are saying that wont be enough...

i have been waiting for this to happen for a while now... i dont remember who it was that was trying to make a high flow dpf but i do remember they had thrown other manufacturers under the bus to the EPA and Carb agency in a letter....
 

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thats exactly it....

if they do start enforcing the law it means that even re sellers like us will no longer be able to sell them since we can not guarantee that they will not be used on public roads....
 

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Just one more way for government agencies to hurt business in America. What a joke.
look on the brite side, if it wasn't for the EPA and the tree huggers we would be driving loud smelly obnoxious 6.9's:doh: and Spartan diesel would not exist:poke:
Stop and look at the big picture for a MINUTE, GAS OR DIESEL ENGINES HAVE NEVER BEEN SO POWERFUL even with being fully emissions compliant.

Their meddling in our affairs has started a whole new industry, just have to be smart enough to capitalize on it.
 

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I thought this was America.
I have no problem with them making the vehicle comply with whatever they want from the dealer, but when it hits my driveway I have the right to do whatever I want with it.

If the EPA was so danged concerned about it, they should mandate emissions testing for EVERYONE.
Yes, we have testing here and have for about 15 years.
 
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