The Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette Part II of February 16, 2011. The objective of the regulations is to establish Canadian emission standards to the reduce air pollution from these classes of engines, vessels and vehicles.

For the first time in Canada, these regulations set Canadian emission standards and test procedures for marine engines, vessels with installed fuel lines or fuel tanks and off-road recreational vehicles.

The regulations align with those of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and recognize the U.S. EPA certificate as evidence of conformity.

For more information see: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-02-16/html/sor-dors10-eng.html