The regulation does not apply to:• any engines less than 25 hp• agricultural and recreational equipment engaged in those activities• emergency / standby generators • marine vessels• line haul locomotives• on-road vehicles
Owners and operators of machines with Tier 0 and Tier 1 engines must:
Owners and operators of all non-road diesel engines 25 hp or greater must comply with Emission opacity restrictions Idling restrictions
The regulation does not apply to machines used in agricultural operations on farm land. The exemption applies to machinery and equipment used for clearing, draining, irrigating and cultivating farm land. Machinery that is used in the processing, packaging, handling and transportation of agricultural products is not exempt unless operated on land zoned for farming.
The online registration system will require:
Annual Recommended for engines used on a regular basis and is valid for any consecutive 365 day period.
MonthlyValid for any consecutive 30 day period.
DailyIntended for very short term use. Valid for up to a consecutive 14 day period.
Annual Low-useThe low use option is valid for 200 hours in any consecutive 365 day period. The registrant is required to keep records of use and to notify the district director before each time the machine is used.
Refer to the fee break even points for the operating periods.
Tier 0 non-road diesel engines cannot be operated in Metro Vancouver after January 1, 2015 unless they have been registered and had a valid operating period purchased for at least 90 days before January 1, 2015.The same applies for Tier 1 engines after January 1, 2020.
If you are unable to register your engine due to the Non Road Diesel Registration System being unavailable, you will NOT be considered out of compliance. However, it is your responsibility to log back into the system to complete your engine registration in a timely manner once the system is available.
If you experience problems accessing the registration system outside of business hours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When a Low Use Annual Operating Period is purchased, you are required to submit the hours that the engine will be used prior to operation.
Add all the future operating days, hours and locations for the engine as required.
***If paying by credit card: Click the button labelled “Pay Now”
***If paying by cheque: Click the button labelled “Generate Cheque Payment Invoice”
If the tier and registration labels provided by Metro Vancouver are lost or destroyed, you can paint or otherwise permanently affix your own labels on opposite sides of the exterior housing of the machine in black characters at least 15 cm tall and 10 cm wide on a yellow or white background
Note: An anti-idling policy is only required to be submitted to Metro Vancouver if requested by the District Director.
One of the requirements of the Bylaw is that Tier 0 and Tier 1 (starting January 1, 2014) engines must be registered and pay fees to operate within Metro Vancouver. A portion of these fees are used to support the diesel regulatory program and the remainder of the fees are being held in reserve to support the incentive program for when registrants retire an engine or upgrade an engine to Tier 2 emission standards. Specifically, if an engine is retired or upgraded to Tier 2 emission standards (using an approved emission reduction measure), then a refund of 80% of the last 3 years fees is paid back.
The quarterly payment option allows you to pay for your operating periods in four quarterly cheque payments. Interest of 5.00% per annum will be added to your invoice total when you select this option.
Note that this option is only available if all the operating periods on the invoice meet the following requirements:
Further information regarding ERMs can be found on the ERM fact sheet. *Verified technologies listed by the US EPA and CARB websites are accepted as approved emissions reduction measures under the Metro Vancouver regulation (US EPA-http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/verification/verif-list.htm and CARB http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/verdev/vt/cvt.htm).
Other products may be considered for approval by the District Director but in the absence of EPA or CARB verification, the onus will be on the registrant to provide sufficient documentation to satisfy the District Director of the emissions reductions associated with these products.
Proof of engine retirement is required to receive a refund of 80% of the fees paid in the last 3 years leading up to retirement. Full requirements for engine retirement can be found on the Engine Retirement Application Form.