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Preliminary Consultations on the Discussion Draft
Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations

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Environment Canada has prepared a Discussion Draft of the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations for review and comment.

The discussion draft of the proposed regulations, under the authority of Part 7, Division 5 of CEPA 1999, will establish emission standards for diesel engines typically found in agricultural, construction, forestry and mining applications. The proposed regulations will apply to 2006 and later model-year engines.

This will be the first time that off-road diesel engines will be subject to emissions standards in Canada. Companies involved in the manufacture, distribution or importation for the purposes of sale of compression-ignition engines and machines equipped with such engines may be directly affected by the proposed regulations. An advisory letter was prepared for importers.

This is the second in a series of planned emissions regulations for off-road engines. The Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette Part I on March 29, 2003. Future proposed regulations will address outboard engines and personal watercraft, recreational vehicles including snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, and large spark-ignition engines. Emission regulations for off-road engines are an element of the Federal Agenda on Cleaner Vehicles, Engines and Fuels published in the February 17, 2001 Canada Gazette, Part I.

Comments received by August 15th, 2003 will be considered in developing a formal proposal in the Canada Gazette, Part I, expected in Fall 2003. There will be a further opportunity to comment after publication in the Part I of the Canada Gazette. Please provide your written comments to:

Morrie Kirshenblatt
Head, Off-Road Regulations
Transportation Systems Branch
351 St - Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

Tel: 819-953-0914
Fax: 819-953-7815
Email: offroad_comments@ec.gc.ca

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