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For more information, please contact the Metro Vancouver Information Centre at
phone number604-432-6200 or 
e-mail nonroaddiesel

and ask for information regarding Bylaw 1161 or the Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation

Common complaints may include smoking engines, unregistered engines, or excessive engine idling. To register a complaint, please contact our Air Quality Complaints and Inquiries Line:
Phone icon604-436-6777
online form Online air quality complaint form

Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation 


TIER 0 PROHIBITION: Additional Enforcement in January 2015

On January 1, 2015, unregistered Tier 0 engines will be prohibited from operating in Metro Vancouver.  To avoid the prohibition you must purchase at least 90 days of operating period for each of your Tier 0 engines by December 31, 2014.


Other important notes are:

  • Non-road Tier 1 engines must be registered and pay fees to operate
  • Failure to comply with the bylaw may result in fines up to $200,000
  • 80% of fees paid into the program can be recovered.


To determine an engine Tier and estimate fees use this calculator
To begin the registration process use the engine registration system.


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 Who Must Register?

Owners or operators of machines with Tier 0 and Tier 1 non-road diesel engines 25 hp or greater must:

  • register the engine/machine
  • label the machine
  • pay fees to operate the machine in Metro Vancouver

Use the online Tier calculator to determine if you need to register your engine and to estimate your operating fees. You will need your engine horsepower and the engine year of manufacture to use the Tier calculator. 

Tier calculator

 How To Register?

Metro Vancouver has developed an online application to register engines. The registration is done in three easy steps after creating your Non-Road Diesel account:

Step 1: Enter Engine Information.
Step 2: Select Operating Period.
Step 3: Pay for the Operating Period.

The following information is needed to register:
  • company details
  • engine horsepower and year of manufacture
  • engine make, model and serial number
  • machine type, make, model and VIN
  • EPA engine family (Tier 1 engines only)

Register your Tier 0 Engine
Click Here For Registration
System Login

 How to Renew Your Operating Period?

Log in to the Registration System to renew your engine operating periods. Step by step instructions are here.

 Regulation will Improve Air Quality and Public Health

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.

Click here to access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

In preparation for online registration, you can use the NRDE Registration Information spreadsheet template to record your engine and machine information.

NRDE Registration Information

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