Non-road emission standards delayed

New and stricter air pollution emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such as tractors and locomotives, are unlikely to enter force before 2016, the European Commission said on 1 August in a written response to a parliament question. The forthcoming revision of the 1997 directive, which was due in 2007, will bring small stationary engines under NRMM legislation and set new emission limits for diesel engines. A proposal is expected to be presented in 2012.

Source: ENDS Europe Daily, 3 August 2011

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