Lower or Eliminate Costs: ERM Application

Did you know adding an approved ERM (Emission Reduction Measure) means you can qualify to:

Get back 80% of fees paid for prior operating periods you purchased?

No longer need to buy operating periods by achieving a Tier 2 standard?

You can by following these steps:

  1. Get advice on upgrading or retrofitting your Tier 0 or 1 engine. See “ERM Suppliers List” in next section for Metro Vancouver suppliers/installers with ERMs verified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
  2. Complete an ERM Application on the Non-Road Diesel Registration Website.
  3. Install the ERM on your machine.
  4. Email us at nonroaddiesel@metrovancouver.org or call the Diesel Line on 604-451-6655 for any help along the way.
  • ERM Suppliers List

    DES Vancouver

    Dave Sharpe
    19358 96th Ave, #205
    Surrey, BC V4N 4C1
    Office (604) 371-0885
    Cell (604) 897-3663
    BCretrofits@des.direct 
    www.des.direct

    Taylor Yelland
    (604) 362-2990
    BCretrofits@des.direct

    MasonLift

    Shane Ottesen
    1605 Cliveden Avenue
    Annacis Island, Delta BC V3M 6P7
    (604) 517-6500
    1-877-644-4235
    sottesen@masonlift.com
    www.masonlift.com

    ESW Canada Inc.

    Rafat Habib
    205- 3800 Steeles Avenue W.
    Woodbridge, ON
    (905) 695-4141 ext.287
    rhabib@eswgroup.com
    www.eswgroup.com

    Nett Technologies

    Julia Ruslys
    2- 6707 Goreway Drive
    Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1P7
    (905) 672-5453 ext. 119
    1-800-361-6388
    jruslys@nettinc.com
    www.nettinc.com

    Elite Emission Products

    Dave Scarfe
    1210 Kerrisdale Blvd
    Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Z9
    (805) 248-3460
    dave.s@eliteemission.com
    www.eliteemissionproducts.com

    Rypos

    Peter Ellison
    131- 3843 South Bristol Street
    Santa Ana, California 92704
    (949) 395-4190
    pre@rypos.com
    www.rypos.com

  • More Information: ERM Applications

    Complete an ERM Application on the Non-Road Diesel Registration Website. There, you will be asked to supply the following details.

    Email us or call the Diesel Line on 604-451-6655 for any help along the way. 

    Required Information and ERM Supporting Documents

    • Metro Vancouver Engine Registration Number,
    • Engine make and model,
    • EPA Family Name (applicable to Tier 1 engines only),
    • EPA verification letter or CARB Executive order for selected ERM,
    • Engine pre-assessment results as conducted by authorized ERM installer,
    • Letter of assurance for PM (particulate matter) reduction from ERM manufacturer,
    • Receipt for the ERM and installation by authorized installer,
    • Photograph of the ERM installed on the engine,
    • Written Statement of Compatibility from the installer, confirming that the ERM was installed in accordance with the EPA Verification Letter or CARB Executive Order as well as the manufacturer’s pre-installation instructions.

    Metro Vancouver may request additional information.

  • ERM Tier Upgrade Standards

    A diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), achieving 20% PM reduction, will upgrade the PM emission rate of most 1988 or newer Tier 0 non-road diesel engines to Tier 1 emission standard with the exception of the following horsepower ranges:

    • 25-49hp (requires 37% PM reduction);
    • 100-174hp (requires 23% PM reduction); and
    • 175-299hp (requires 26% PM reduction).

     

  • Approved Retrofit Classifications

    The following retrofit Emission Reduction Measure classifications are approved subject to the listed conditions:

    1. ERMs verified by EPA or CARB for use with non-road diesel engines on a specified engine in accordance with the EPA verification letter or CARB executive order, or
    2. ERMs verified by EPA or CARB for use with non-road diesel engines on a non-specified engine with ERM manufacturer assurance that it meets or exceeds emission reductions of 20% particulate matter for DOCs, and 85% particulate matter for DPFs, or
    3. ERMs verified by EPA or CARB for use with on-road diesel engines on a non-specified engine with ERM manufacturer assurance that it meets or exceeds emission reductions of 20% particulate matter for DOCs, and 85% particulate matter for DPFs.

    Approvals are subject to the following conditions:

    • Each ERM application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Metro Vancouver. The application will not be approved if the district director has reason to believe the emission reductions are unlikely to be achieved in a particular case;
    • The maximum approval period is five years for any ERM from the date of installation unless otherwise approved by the district director;
    • All NRDEs require an engine pre-assessment conducted by an installer, authorized by the ERM manufacturer, prior to the approval and installation of the ERM. The pre-assessment results will be provided to Metro Vancouver as part of the ERM application;
    • The ERM must be installed by an authorized installer;
    • Registrants will provide an assurance letter from the ERM manufacturer indicating the PM % reduction achieved by the ERM if using ERM classification 2 or 3;
    • Registrants will keep NRDE and ERM maintenance records to demonstrate optimal performance based on ERM manufacturers specifications; and
    • Registrants will inform Metro Vancouver immediately if the ERM is replaced, removed or modified.

    ERM approvals will be rescinded if the ERM does not operate to reduce the particulate matter emission rate in the manner for which the district director gave approval.

    ERMs that do not meet the criteria of the approved classifications, as stated above, will require full engineering and technical review by Metro Vancouver in order to be considered.

    Resources

     EPA verified retrofit technologies

     CARB verified retrofit technologies