The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is seeking feedback on proposals to implement new, more stringent emission requirements on gaseous and particulate emissions from new non-road machinery, including construction and agricultural machinery, and hand-held equipment.
The proposed regulations would implement civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.
The new emissions requirements, known as Stage V, will take effect for new machinery from January 2019. Non-road machinery includes:
- Construction machinery such as diggers
- Agricultural machinery such as combine harvesters
- Hand-held equipment such as chainsaws and lawn mowers
The consultation closes on 10 April 2018. To read the full proposal and to take part, please visit Gov.uk ‘Improving air quality: reducing emissions from machinery’