Emission limits and type-approval rules for non-road mobile machinery

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 — requirements for gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits for internal combustion engines

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It defines pollutant emission limits for engines of different power ranges and applications for non-road mobile machinery (see below) with the aim of gradually reducing emissions and phasing out equipment with the most polluting engines.

KEY POINTS

Non- road mobile machinery (NRMM) covers a very wide variety of machinery typically used off the road such as:

The regulation does not apply to engines for a number of specific applications, including those for:

Type-approval

Exhaust emissions

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It applies from 1 January 2017.

BACKGROUND

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* KEY TERMS

Type-approval: the procedure whereby an approval authority certifies that a type of vehicle, system, component or separate technical unit satisfies certain legal requirements.

Engine family: manufacturer’s grouping of engine types which, through their design, have similar exhaust emission characteristics, and respect the applicable emission limit values.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery, amending Regulations (EU) No 1024/2012 and (EU) No 167/2013, and amending and repealing Directive 97/68/EC (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, pp. 53-117)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System and repealing Commission Decision 2008/49/EC ( ‘the IMI Regulation’ ) (OJ L 316, 14.11.2012, pp. 1-11)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 have been incorporated in the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 February 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles (OJ L 60, 2.3.2013, pp. 1-51)

See consolidated version.

last update 25.01.2017