What You Need to Know to Comply with Non-Road Diesel Emission Bylaw 1161 and Apply for Rebates

If you own, operate, or hire diesel equipment, Bylaw 1161 may impact you. Find out if your non-road equipment must be registered and how to apply for the rebate program.

non-road diesel excavatorOn Jan 1, 2015 unregistered Tier 0 engines were prohibited from operating in Metro Vancouver, with the implementation of Bylaw 1161. This regulation will help protect human health by reducing harmful diesel soot from older engines found in industrial and construction machinery – such as articulated trucks, excavators, forklifts, and generators.

  • Tier 0 and Tier 1 engines 25 horsepower or greater must register and pay fees
  • Tier 1 engines must be registered to avoid the 2015 operating prohibition

Engine registration, cancelation and retirement information, online engine search database

Equipment owners, operators, contractors, developers, and land owners are all responsible for ensuring compliance. Failure to comply with the bylaw may result in fines up to $200,000. However, there is a program in place so you can get up to 80% of fees refunded. Call 604.451.6655 or visit metrovancouver.org/nonroaddiesel for complete information.

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