Alan Stout has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has been with the U.S. EPA for the last 29 years supporting a variety of projects to reduce emissions from highway and nonroad engines, vehicles, and equipment. This has included extensive involvement in rulemakings to adopt emission standards for all sizes of marine diesel engines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged by the U.S. Congress to implement the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws. Over the last 50 years, EPA has adopted a wide range of requirements to reduce emissions from cars, trucks, and all manner of nonroad engines, equipment, and vehicles. This generally involves emission standards that manufacturers must meet to be able to sell their products in the United States. For many types of engines, this also involves requirements to improve fuel quality in a way that allows manufacturers to further reduce emissions.