Consultation on the revision of Directive 97/68/EC on emissions from non-road mobile machinery engines
The non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) sector covers a large variety of equipment types which are used in many different economic activities such as construction, agriculture, rail or inland waterway transport. Combustion engines used in this machinery are regulated by Directive 97/68/EC which aims at reducing air pollutant emissions and providing a harmonised basis for placing these engines on the EU market.
Despite the limits set by Directive 97/68/EC and its subsequent amendments, the NRMM sector has become an increasingly important source of air pollution, in particular of NOx and particulate matter. In order to reverse this trend, the European Commission has been exploring different options for revising the Directive. The overall objective of the revision is to further contribute to the improvement of the air quality in Europe while at the same time ensuring the correct functioning of the internal market.
In this context, the European Commission launched in January 2013 a public consultation to gather views from relevant stakeholders, with a deadline of 8 April 2013. The outcome of this consultation will inform the Commission's impact assessment and, if appropriate, the legislative proposal which the Commission intends to present in 2013.
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On 14 February 2013, the Commission organised a stakeholder hearing in connection with the Stakeholder Consultation on the revision of Directive 97/68/EC on emissions from non-road mobile machinery engines. This hearing allowed stakeholders to present their views on the different policy options described in the consultation document.
A compilation of the presentation documents used at this meeting can be found at the following link:
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