On July 6, EPA released a proposed rule setting nitrogen oxides emissions standards for gas turbine engines in aircraft. EPA claims the rule would reduce by 100,000 tons, between 2014 and 2030, the amount of nitrogen oxides emissions released during landing and take-off. These proposed standards apply to gas turbine engines with thrusts greater than 26.7 kilonewton – primarily commercial passenger and freight aircraft. EPA will accept comments on the proposed rule for the next 60 days.