Missed Metro Vancouver’s meeting to discuss changes to its non-road diesel engine emission regulation? Don’t worry – the regional district has posted the meeting recording and presentation slides online.

On Oct. 24, Metro Vancouver held an online meeting to discuss bylaw changes aimed at improving air quality by managing older, higher-polluting non-road diesel engines, which can negatively affect health and contribute to climate change and reduced visibility.

Changes to Metro Vancouver Regional District Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1161 come into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

The meeting covered:

Changes to The Low-Use Category on Jan. 1, 2019

• New quarterly requirements for reporting engine hours
• Reporting deadlines four times per year: April 15, July 15, Oct. 15 and Jan. 15
• Engines must have a non-resettable hour meter to qualify for low-use registration

Other Approved Changes

• New definitions, including smoke opacity
• Date of prohibition for unregistered Tier 1 engines moved to Jan. 31, 2020
• Clarified bylaw language

You can listen to a recording of the meeting here and view the presentation slides from the meeting here. For more information on the bylaw and its changes, please visit the Metro Vancouver website.