Consultation outcome

Improving air quality: reducing emissions from machinery

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Improving air quality: reducing emissions from non-road mobile machinery, government response

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Detail of outcome

The consultation outcome states we will make a statutory instrument, the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval and Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) Regulations 2018. This regulation will introduce offences and penalties for engine manufacturers who:

  • do not comply with EU Regulation 2016/1628 governing the type approval of engines for their emissions
  • use defeat strategies in their engines

The outcome was released on 28 June 2018.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals to reduce emissions from non-road mobile machinery.

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Consultation description

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on proposals to implement new, more stringent requirements on gaseous and particulate emissions from new non-road mobile machinery. Non-road machinery includes:

  • construction machinery, such as diggers
  • agricultural machinery, such as combine harvesters
  • hand-held equipment like chainsaws and lawn mowers

The proposed regulations would implement civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.

The new emissions requirements are known as “Stage V” and will take effect for new machinery from January 2019.

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Improving air quality: reducing emissions from non-road mobile machinery

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Published 20 March 2018
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
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