The Federal Government is proposing regulations amending the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations to further reduce emissions from off-road diesel engines in Canada by establishing more stringent Canadian off-road emission standards and test procedures.

The proposed amendments would apply to off-road diesel engines used in machines such as tractors, bulldozers and log loaders. They would set new standards for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrogen oxide (NOX), particulate matter (PM), and other pollutants listed as toxic substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

The proposed amendments would align Canadian emission standards in this area with those of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and would recognize U.S. EPA certificates as evidence of compliance.

Transition engine provisions would also be available.

For more information see: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2011/2011-02-12/html/reg1-eng.html