Press Release: Cutting emissions and cutting red tape: a new regulation for off-road engines

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Series Details IP/14/1044 (25.09.14)
Publication Date 25/09/2014
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The European Commission on the 25 September 2014 proposed measures to cut emissions of major air pollutants from engines in non-road mobile machinery and cut the complexity of the legal framework for the sector.

This proposal provides for more stringent emission limit values for internal combustion engines installed in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM). At the same time, it sets out harmonised rules for placing those engines on the EU market.

Compared to vehicles for use on roads, NRMM covers a very wide variety of machinery typically used off the road in manifold applications. It comprises, for example, small gardening and handheld equipment (lawn mowers, chain saws,…), construction machinery (excavators, loaders, bulldozers,…) and agricultural & farming machinery (harvesters, cultivators,…); even railcars, locomotives and inland waterway vessels fall under the scope of NRMM.

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ESO: Background information: New EU air pollution rules underway for ‘non-road mobile machinery’
EurActiv, 26.09.14: Proposal on pollution controls for non-road machinery is out

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