Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and Making a Consequential Amendment to Another Regulation (SOR/2017-196)

The Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and Making a Consequential Amendment to Another Regulation (the Amendments) will decrease exhaust and evaporative emissions of air pollutants from off-road engines using a spark plug, or other sparking device, and producing no more than 19 kW of power. In particular, the Amendments will establish more stringent standards in Canada for emissions of air pollutants from the exhaust systems of engines designed to be used in non-handheld machines. The Amendments will also introduce standards in Canada for emissions of air pollutants due to the evaporation of fuel from the fuel systems of engines designed to be used in handheld and non-handheld machines. The Amendments will also lead to changes to some administrative practices, such as reducing the frequency of submission of importation declarations for Canadian companies that import SSI engines.

The Amendments will come into force on March 22, 2018, applying more stringent standards for air pollutant emissions to the 2019 and later model year SSI engines in Canada.

Contact Information:

Regulatory Administration Section
Transportation Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada,
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard,
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number:
Email address: ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2016-06-11 Vol. 150, No. 24
Part 2: 2017-10-04 Vol. 151, No. 20

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