European manufacturers represented by their respective trade associations CECE (construction equipment), CEMA (agricultural machinery), EGMF (garden equipment), EUnited Municipal Equipment (municipal & road operation equipment), FEM (materials handling equipment); EUROMOT (internal combustion engines) and EUROPGEN (generating set) welcome the publication of:
Delegated Regulation 2017/654,
Delegated Regulation 2017/655 and
Implementing Regulation 2017/656.
These three pieces of legislation supplement Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 ‘Stage V engine emission’ which entered into force on 6 October 2016 and is applicable from 1 January 2017.
Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 on Non-Road Mobile Machinery Stage V concerns emission limits and type approval procedures for engines installed or intended to be installed in non-road mobile machinery.
It is also applicable to non-road mobile machinery where these engines are ﬁtted. The new Regulation is set to reduce emissions even further by:
setting stricter engine emission limits,
introducing particulate number limits, and
extending the scope of the former NRMM Directive 97/68/EC by additional power categories.
After the publication of the supplementing legislation, manufacturers are now ready to start the type approval process knowing the technical details defined in one implementing act on administrative provisions relating to emission limits and type-approval, in one delegated act compiling general requirements and in an extra delegated act covering monitoring of gaseous pollutant emissions from in-service combustion engines.
The new Regulation sets an ambitious timeline and it will remain a challenge to re-design the hundreds of machinery types and applications in the given timeframe. However, our industries are committed to making these necessary adjustments and contributing to better air quality in Europe.
In the spirit of contributing to a clear and practical understanding of the Regulation and its supplementing legislation, the above associations have published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document.
This FAQ is intended to provide answers to key questions that are likely to be asked by users of the regulations, focusing on relevant provisions and obligations for the machine manufacturer (original equipment manufacturer (OEM)), importers and distributors. It is composed of 101 questions, 16 chapters and 48 pages covering important subjects such as the timetable of the regulation, marking and statement of conformity, replacement engines, exemptions, market fuels.
The FAQ document will be available on the website of the associations concerned.