Extended emission limit derogations for tractors

New rules on derogations to the stricter stage IIIB air pollutant emission limits for tractors have been adopted by the EU Ministers. The stage IIIB limits entered into force in January 2011, and under the new rules up to 40 per cent of each manufacturer's sales, averaged over the past five years, will be allowed to meet less stringent limits. As an alternative option it was also agreed to allow derogation for up to 250 models sold by each manufacturer, depending on engine size.

Source: ENDS Europe Daily, 20 July 2011

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