Metro Vancouver: Changes to the Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw 1161

Online meeting to take place on October 24, 2018

OCTOBER 17, 2018 – Metro Vancouver introduced Metro Vancouver Regional District Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw No. 1161 in 2012 to manage older, higher polluting non-road diesel engines as one of the prioritized initiatives in an overall program to improve air quality in the region.

Fine particles produced by the combustion of diesel are the primary air quality threat to human health in Metro Vancouver, and they also contribute to climate change and reduced visibility. Fine particles from diesel combustion have been associated with both short and long-term health effects, from aggravated asthma to heart and respiratory diseases.

Stakeholders  are invited to an online meeting to learn more about the changes to Bylaw 1161 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:00am – 12:00pm. Register for the online meeting here.

Changes to the Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation

Metro Vancouver updated the regulation taking into account feedback received between November 2016 and February 2017.

Changes to the Low-Use Category on January 1, 2019

  • New quarterly requirements for reporting engine hours
  • Reporting deadlines four times per year: April 15, July 15, October 15, January 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 January 31, 2020
  • Clarified bylaw language

For more information, here is a consultation summary.


Consultation Feedback Summary Report, dated February 1, 201