On 6 December 2012, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a Directive amending rules introduced in 1997 to regulate emissions of certain gaseous and particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery. The new measure updates the durability requirements and test procedure for the type-approval of these engines and specifies the operating conditions under which those tests are to be carried out. Member States are required to adapt their national laws to comply with the Directive by 21 December 2013 at the latest.

The full text of Commission Directive 2012/46/EU is available here: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:353:0080:0127:EN:PDF