The Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation (the Regulation) was approved by the Metro Vancouver Board on February 25, 2011. Reducing diesel emissions is the most important step we can take to improve air quality and public health in Metro Vancouver. Emissions of diesel soot (particulate matter) are responsible for 67% of the lifetime cancer risk from air pollution in Metro Vancouver. The Regulation will promote the reduction of these emissions from industrial and construction machines like excavators and forklifts that are often operated close to where people live, work and play.
The Regulation applies if you own or operate a non-road diesel engine in Metro Vancouver that is 25 horsepower (hp) or greater. The Regulation focuses on older (Tier 0 and Tier 1) engines but also restricts the exhaust opacity and idling of all non-road diesel engines 25 hp or greater.
The regulation does not apply to engines less than 25 hp, machines used in agricultural operations, personal recreational machines, emergency generators or other stationary machines operated only in the case of emergency.
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