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Discussion document

On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations

Updating Canada's Motorcycle Emission Standards to Align with New U.S. Rules

Environment Canada has prepared a discussion document on planned amendments to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations for review and comment by interested parties. The primary purpose of the planned amendments is to maintain alignment with new U.S. emission standards for on-road motorcycles.

The On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations came into effect on January 1, 2004 to align Canadian emission standards with those of the United States for light-duty passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks (such as vans, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles), heavy-duty vehicles (such as heavy trucks and buses), and motorcycles.

Amendments to the Regulations are required to maintain alignment with new elements of the U.S. motorcycle emission standards for 2006 and later model years, which were published by the EPA on January 15, 2004. The discussion document describes the technical contents of the planned amendments to the Regulations.

Emission regulations for on-road vehicles 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 November 12, 2004 will be considered in developing a formal proposal in the Canada Gazette, Part I, expected in early 2005. There will be a further opportunity to comment after publication in the Part I of the Canada Gazette. For additional information concerning the discussion document or to provide comments, please contact:

Ed Crupi
Head, Vehicle Regulations
Transportation Systems Branch
351 St - Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

Tel: 819-994-2230
Fax: 819-953-7815
Email: ed.crupi@ec.gc.ca

List of Hyperlinks:

1. Discussion Document - On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations - Updating Canada's Motorcycle Emission Standards to Align with New U.S. Rules PDF, 381 KB
2. On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations
3. Federal Agenda on Cleaner Vehicles, Engines and Fuels, February 17, 2001, Canada Gazette, Part I.

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