Emissions from Mobile Machinery (Regulation)
"Non-road mobile machinery" (NRMM) is currently subject to emission limits which have not been changed since 2004. In the European Commission's view, they no longer correspond to the state of the art. Stricter emission limits will now therefore be adopted in order to protect, in particular, human health and the environment and in order to bring EU requirements into line with those of the USA.
In order to reduce the distortion of competition in the internal market and limit air pollution, uniform EU legislation is essential. The period between establishing the test procedure – end 2016 – and entry into force of the new limits – 2019 – is too short: manufacturers of NRMM also require time for development, the detail of which can only be completed when the new NRMM engines are available.