Submission requirements for evidence of conformity for on-road motorcycles: appendices A to K

Official title: Submission requirements for evidence of conformity for on-road motorcycles in relation to the On-road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: guidance document

Disclaimer

This document is intended to provide guidance only. It does not in any way supersede or modify the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), 1999, the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations (ORVEER), or their amendments. In the event of an inconsistency between this document and the CEPA and/or the ORVEER, the CEPA and the ORVEER prevail.

List of appendices

Appendix A - Example of an EPA certificate

This is an example of an EPA certificate

Appendix B - Example of a statement that the NEM is affixed

[Company Name]
[Insert Date]

 

Director, Transportation Division
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3

Subject: Declaration that the motorcycles covered by the EPA certificate bears the NEM for

20XX model year [motorcycle make and model]

(Engine Family: [engine family name], Permeation Family: [permeation family name])

Dear Director:

[Company name] has been authorized by Environment and Climate Change Canada to apply the National Emissions Mark (NEM) to their on-road motorcycles, as per section 151 of the CEPA and section 8 of the ORVEER. The authorization number assigned by the Minister to [Company name] is [authorization number].

[Company Name] attests that all motorcycles in the above referenced engine family, manufactured in, or imported into Canada, have the NEM affixed.

As the signatory of this letter, I, [name], certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of [company name] concerning the 20XX [motorcycle model]. Should you have any questions in regard to the information provided, please contact [name, position and company name].

[Signature]

 

[Name]
[Title/Position]
[Contact Information]

Appendix C– Example of a Statement of compliance letter (equivalent)

[Company Name]

[Insert Date]

Director, Transportation Division
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3

Subject:  Submission of evidence of conformity pursuant to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations for 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model]
(Engine Family: [engine family name], Permeation Family: [permeation family name])

Dear Director:

[Company Name] intends to sell a 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model], in Canada. Evidence of conformity is being submitted as per section 35.1 of the ORVEER. The subject motorcycle model is not covered by a certificate of conformity issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but it may be considered equivalent to a motorcycle listed on a valid EPA certificate, as per section 19.1 of the ORVEER.

Standards to which the motorcycle conforms

Exhaust emission standards

CO:

HC:

HC+NOx [FEL]:

Permeation emission standards

Fuel tank:

Fuel hose:

The equivalent motorcycle has the same emission control features as the motorcycle tested to obtain the EPA certificate and has no features that could cause it to have a higher level of emissions than that certified motorcycle.

[Company Name]’s estimated Canadian sales is [number of motorcycles] motorcycles for this engine family and model year.

[Company Name] attests that all motorcycles of this engine family comply with all applicable standards set out in the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Attached, please find [company name]’s evidence of such conformity, including a detailed description of the subject motorcycles. [Company Name] also attests that the motorcycles of this engine family are manufactured to the same specifications as those set out in the evidence of conformity and will be affixed with an appropriate vehicle emission control information label.

[Company Name] requests that Environment and Climate Change Canada acknowledge that the attached evidence of conformity has been obtained and produced in a form and manner satisfactory to the Minister.

As the signatory of this letter, I, [name], certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of [company name] concerning the 20XX [motorcycle model]. Should you have any questions in regard to the information provided, please contact [name, position and company name].

[Parts (as listed)] of the information supplied in this package is confidential.

 

[Signature]

[Name]
[Title/Position]
[Contact Information]

Encl.

Appendix D – Example of a comparison table for equivalent motorcycles

The following table is an example of the information required to demonstrate that a motorcycle could be equivalent to a model that is specifically listed on an EPA certificate.

Comparison table for equivalent motorcycles: details
  EPA certificate model Canadian model
Make    
Model    
Body style    
EPA certificate number   Not applicable
Engine family    
Permeation family    
Comparison table for equivalent motorcycles: engine family criteria
  EPA certificate model Canadian model
1. Combustion cycle    
2. Cooling mechanism    
3. Cylinder configuration
   
4. Number of cylinders    
5. Engine displacement class    
6. Method of air aspiration    
7. Number of catalytic converters    
8. Location of catalytic converter(s)    
9. Volume of catalytic converter(s)    
10. Composition of catalytic converter(s)
   
11. Bore / Stroke    
12. Combustion chamber configuration    
13. Fuel system    
14. Emission control system    
15. Fuel type and grade    
Comparison table for equivalent motorcycles: permeation family criteria
  EPA certificate model Canadian model
Fuel Tank - 1. Certified by design? (Yes / No)
   
Fuel Tank - 2. Type of material
   
Fuel Tank - 3. Emission control strategy
   
Fuel Tank - 4. Production method*
   
Fuel Lines - 1. Certified by design? (Yes / No)
   
Fuel Lines - 2. Type of material
   
Fuel Lines - 3. Emission control strategy
   
Fuel Lines - 4. Production method*
   

* This does not apply to differences in production methods that would not affect emission characteristics.

Statements:

The equivalent motorcycle described above has the same emission control features as the motorcycle tested to obtain the EPA certificate and has no features that could cause it to have a higher level of emissions than that certified motorcycle.

Our Company has access to all records submitted to the EPA in support of the application for the issuance of the EPA certificate.

Comments / Additional Information:

Appendix E - Example of a statement of compliance letter

[Company Name]

[Insert Date]

 

Director, Transportation Division
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3

Subject: Submission of evidence of conformity pursuant to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations for 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model]
(Engine Family: [engine family name], Permeation Family: [permeation family name])

Dear Director:

[Company Name] intends to sell a 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model], in Canada. Evidence of conformity is being submitted as per [subsection 35(1.1) OR section 36] of the ORVEER. The subject motorcycle model [is covered OR is not covered] by a certificate of conformity issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Exhaust Emission Standards

CO:

HC:

HC+NOx [FEL]:

Permeation Emission Standards

Fuel Tank:

Fuel Hose:

[Company Name]’s estimated Canadian sales is [number of motorcycles] motorcycles for this engine family and model year.

[Company Name] attests that all motorcycles of this engine family comply with all applicable standards set out in the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Attached, please find [company name]’s evidence of such conformity, including a detailed description of the subject motorcycles. [Company Name] also attests that the motorcycles of this engine family are manufactured to the same specifications as those set out in the evidence of conformity and will be affixed with an appropriate vehicle emission control information label.

[Company Name] requests that Environment and Climate Change Canada acknowledge that the attached evidence of conformity has been obtained and produced in a form and manner satisfactory to the Minister.

As the signatory of this letter, I, [name], certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of [company name] concerning the 20XX [motorcycle model]. Should you have any questions in regard to the information provided, please contact [name, position and company name].

[Parts (as listed)] of the information supplied in this package is confidential.

[Signature]

 

[Name]
[Title/Position]
[Contact Information]

Encl.

Appendix F - Technical information requirements

Cover page

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Model year

Identify the model year.

Make and model(s)

Identify the make(s) and model(s) covered by the submission.

Engine family name

Identify the engine family.

Permeation family name

Identify the permeation family.

Engine displacement class

Identify motorcycle class based on engine displacement, as per 40 CFR §86.419-2006.

Brief description of engine family

Provide a brief description of the engine family (e.g. combustion cycle, engine displacement, fuel type, fuel delivery system, emission control systems, etc.).

Applicable standards

Identify exhaust and permeation emission standards applicable to the engine family.

Applicable useful life

Identify the useful life of the engine family, as per 40 CFR §86.402-98.

Company name

Identify the company’s name

(See definition in section 149 of CEPA).

Motorcycle manufacturer

Identify the motorcycle’s original equipment manufacturer name.

Section 1 – Correspondence and communications

Identify person(s) both within and outside the company authorized to be in contact with staff from the Transportation Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada and who may be contact with regard to the submission. Identify areas of responsibility for each person listed, if applicable.

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Name of company

Provide the company’s name.

Address of company

Provide the company’s postal address.

Canadian Business Number

Business number assigned to the company by the Minister of National Revenue or a provincial registry.

Company representative

Provide the representative’s name, including title/position.

Representative address

Provide the representative’s postal address, if different than listed above.

Phone number

Provide the representative’s email address.

Section 2 - Statements

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Statement of confidentiality
Advise whether or not the submission is confidential, either in its entirety or specific sections

Provide a statement.

Statement of compliance
Provide an unconditional statement of compliance from the submitting company

e.g. [Company Name] attests that all motorcycles of this engine family comply with all applicable standards set out in the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Production motorcycles
Provide a statement that motorcycles within the engine family are identical

e.g. All production motorcycles are identical in all material aspects with respect to the motorcycle(s) described in this submission.

Crankcase emissions
Provide a statement that the motorcycles within the engine family do not release any crankcase emissions, as per section 17 of the ORVEER

e.g. The engine is equipped with a closed crankcase system to prevent discharging crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. Crankcase emissions are returned to the combustion chamber via a breather tube and air intake.

VECI label
Provide a statement that a VECI label is affixed to each motorcycle, as per the requirements

e.g. The vehicle emission control information label is affixed to each production motorcycle and affixed permanently, unless destroyed or defaced, in a readily accessible position.

Section 3 - Engine family information

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Name of motorcycle manufacturer

Identify the name of the motorcycle manufacturer.

Country of motorcycle manufacturer

Identify the name of the country where the motorcycle manufacturer is located.

Engine family name

Provide the name of the engine family.

Motorcycles can be grouped based on 40 CFR §86.420-78.

Application type

Specify the type of application for this Engine Family:

New - first application;

C/O - carry-over an identical engine family that was certified in previous model year by the same company;

RC - running change.

Useful life

Identify the useful life of the engine family, in years and kilometers, as per 40 CFR §86.402-98.

Combustion cycle

e.g. Otto Cycle - 4 stroke, etc.

Cylinder head configuration

Specify the cylinder head configuration (e.g. OHV/OHC, etc.).

Cylinder arrangement

Specify the cylinder arrangement (e.g. V, I, opposed, etc.).

Number of cylinders

Specify the number of cylinders.

Valves per cylinder

Specify the number of valves (intake and exhaust) per cylinder.

Bore / Stroke

Specify the bore and stroke in millimeters (mm).

Compression ratio

Specify the compression ratio.

Does this engine family contain multiple displacements?

Yes or No.

Engine displacement(s)

Specify the engine displacement(s), in cubic centimeters (cc).

Engine displacement class

Identify motorcycle class based on engine displacement, as per 40 CFR §86.419-2006.

Method of air aspiration

Specify the method of air aspiration (e.g. natural, turbocharged, etc.).

Method of engine cooling

Specify the type of engine cooling (e.g. Liquid, Air, etc.).

Type of fuel system

Specify the engine fuel system (e.g. sequential multiport fuel injection, carbureted, etc.).

Number of carburetors /
Number of fuel injectors

Specify the number of carburetors or fuel injectors.

Idle speed

Specify the engine idle speed.

Fuel type & grade

Specify minimum fuel type (e.g. gasoline, ethanol, diesel, etc.) and grade (e.g. 91 AKI, etc.).

Exhaust emission control system

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Exhaust emission control system ID

Identify the exhaust emission control system ID for the group of items below (e.g. ECS1, ECS2, etc.).

Is this engine family equipped with a catalytic converter?

Yes or No.

Number of catalytic converters

Specify the number of catalytic converters for this engine family.

Location of catalytic converter(s)

Specify the location of the catalytic converter(s) (e.g. exhaust pipe, muffler, etc.).

Type of catalytic converter(s)

Specify the type of catalytic converter (e.g. TWC, etc.).

Catalytic converter arrangement

Specify the catalytic converter arrangement (e.g. single, series, parallel, etc.).

Catalytic converter substrate configuration

Specify the substrate configuration of the catalytic converter (e.g. honeycomb, etc.).

Catalytic converter substrate composition

Specify the substrate composition of the catalytic converter (e.g. ceramic, metallic, etc.) and the active material ratio (e.g. Pt:Rh, 14:1, etc.).

Is this engine family equipped with air/fuel feedback sensors?

Yes or No.

Type of feedback sensor(s)

Specify the type of sensor(s) used (e.g. oxygen sensor, etc.).

Number of feedback sensors

Specify the number of feedback sensors used.

Configuration of feedback sensor(s)

Specify the configuration of feedback sensors (e.g. single, parallel, etc.).

Is this engine family equipped with an air injection system?

Yes or No.

Method of air injection

Specify the method of air injection (e.g. pulsed air injection reaction (PAIR), etc.).

Brief description of emission control system

Provide a brief description of the emission control system (e.g. fuel delivery system, type of catalytic converter(s), type of feedback sensor(s), etc.).

Adjustable parameters

Identify any adjustable parameter(s), their adjustable range, recommended setting, tamper resistance, and provide a detailed explanation.

If there are no adjustable parameters, provide a statement.

Auxiliary Emission Control Device(s)

List all AECDs in the emission control system, along with a description of each device.

Section 4 – Exhaust Emissions Test Data

Provide the following information for all Emission Data Vehicles (EDVs).

Technical information requirements
Requirements Comments

EDV ID

Identify the EDV (e.g. VIN, etc.).

Is carry-over engine family test data being used?

Yes or No.

If Yes, identify the engine family.

Engine code

Specify the EDV engine code.

Model name

Specify the EDV model name.

Cylinder arrangement

Specify the EDV cylinder arrangement (e.g. V, I, opposed, etc.).

Number of cylinders

Specify the EDV number of cylinders.

Engine displacement

Specify the EDV engine displacement(s), in cubic centimeters (cc).

Max. rated power (@ RPM)

Specify the EDV maximum rated power for the EDV, including units and RPM.

Exhaust emission control

system ID

Specify the EDV exhaust emission control system ID.

Transmission

Specify the EDV type of transmission.

Number of gears

Specify the EDV number of gears.

N/V Ratio

Specify the EDV engine speed to vehicle speed ratio.

Tire Pressure

Specify the EDV tire pressure, in pounds per square inch (psi).

Curb mass

Specify the EDV curb mass, in kilograms (kg).

Equivalent Inertia Mass (EIM)

Specify the EDV EIM, in kilograms (kg), as per 40 CFR §86.529-98.

Force coefficients

Specify the dynamometer force coefficients, as per 40 CFR §86.529-98.

Road load force

Specify the EDV road load force, in Newtons (N), as per 40 CFR §86.529-98.

Shift speeds

Specify the shift speeds used for testing, in kilometers per hour (km/h), as per the owner’s manual or as per 40 CFR §86.528-78 (h).

Worst-case model

Provide a statement that the worst case model (i.e. model in a configuration expected to produce highest emissions) has been tested, based on good engineering judgment. This includes the heaviest curb mass, with fluids at maximum capacity and all accessories installed.

Scheduled maintenance

List any maintenance performed during service accumulation.

Special test instructions

Specify whether any special instructions apply.

Test lab information

Provide the name, postal address of the test lab used, along with the phone number and email address of a representative.

Provide the following information for all emission tests. Use test procedures and calculation methods as per 40 CFR Part 86 Subpart F.

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Test date

Specify the date, in dd/mm/yyyy format.

Test identification number

Identify the test.

Test fuel

Specify the test fuel used (e.g. Tier 2 cert fuel (see CFR §86.513), etc.).

Test distance

Specify the test distance, in kilometers (km). Conduct tests as per 40 CFR §86.427-78.

Coastdown times

Specify the coastdown times obtained prior to test. Coastdown times must be within the tolerances specified in 40 CFR §86.529-98.

Exhaust emission test results

Specify test results for HC, NOx, HC+NOx, CO and CO2, in grams per kilometer (g/km). Provide test lab report.

Compliance with applicable standards.

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Exhaust emission standards

Specify the applicable exhaust emission standards for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO, in grams per kilometer (g/km), as per 40 CFR §86.410-2006.

Manufacturer certification values

Specify the certification values for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO. Round these values for comparison to applicable standards, in grams per kilometer (g/km).

Interpolated values @ half of useful life

Specify calculated values for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO, in grams per kilometer (g/km).

Extrapolated values @ end of useful life

Specify calculated values for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO, in grams per kilometer (g/km).

Deterioration factors

Specify DFs for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO as per 40 CFR §86.432-78. Specify if these values are additive or multiplicative.

End of useful life emission values

Specify end of useful life emission values for HC, NOx, HC+NOx and CO (calculated by applying the DF to half useful life test results), in grams per kilometer (g/km).

Section 5 – Permeation emissions test data

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Permeation family name

Provide the name of the permeation family.

Motorcycles can be grouped based on 40 CFR §1051.230(c).

Provide the following information for each fuel tank.

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Emission standard

Specify the applicable standard for fuel tank permeation emissions, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day), as per 40 CFR §86.410-2006 and 40 CFR §1051.110.

Manufacturer certification value

Specify the fuel tank certification value. Round this value for comparison to the applicable standard, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day).

Fuel tank manufacturer

Specify the fuel tank manufacturer.

Fuel tank volume

Specify the volume of the fuel tank, in liters (L).

Fuel tank internal surface area

Specify the internal surface area of the fuel tank, in meters squared (m2).

Permeation emissions certification method

Design or Testing.

Were alternative test procedures used?

Yes or No.

Describe the procedure, as per 40 CFR §1051.515 or EPA guidance letter CCD-05-14.

Fuel tank compliance: certify-by-design option

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Permeation emission certify-by-design control technology

Select the applicable fuel tank permeation emission certify-by-design control technology, as per 40 CFR §1051.245.

Fuel tank compliance: emission testing option

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Is carry-over permeation family test data being used?

Yes or No.

If Yes, identify the permeation family.

Fuel tank material         

Specify the fuel tank material (e.g. plastic or metal).

Control strategy

Specify the fuel tank control strategy (e.g. inherently low / zero permeation material, continuous multi-layer with permeation barrier, etc.).

Least thickness

Specify the fuel tank smallest thickness, in millimeters (mm).

Fuel tank production method

Specify the fuel tank production method (e.g. welded steel pressing, blow-molded, etc.).

Permeation emission test results

Specify test results, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day). Provide test lab report.

Deterioration factor

Specify deterioration factor value and type, if applicable.

Test lab information

Provide the name, postal address of the test lab used, along with the phone number and email address of a representative.

Provide the following information for each fuel line.

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Emission standard

Specify the applicable standard for fuel line permeation emissions, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day), as per 40 CFR §86.410-2006 and 40 CFR §1051.110.

Manufacturer certification value

Specify the fuel line certification value. Round this value for comparison to the applicable standard, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day).

Fuel line manufacturer

Specify the fuel line manufacturer.

Fuel line internal surface area

Specify the internal surface area of the fuel line, in meters squared (m2).

Fuel line inner diameter

Specify the inner diameter of the fuel line, in millimeters (mm).

Fuel line length

Specify the length of the fuel line, in millimeters (mm).

Permeation emissions certification method Design or Testing.

Fuel line compliance: certify-by-design option

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Permeation emission certify-by-design control technology

Select the applicable fuel line permeation emission certify-by-design control technology, as per 40 CFR §1051.245.

Fuel line compliance: emission testing option

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Is carry-over permeation family test data being used?

Yes or No.

If Yes, identify the permeation family.

Fuel line material          

Specify the fuel line material (e.g. plastic, etc.).

Least thickness

Specify the fuel line smallest thickness, in millimeters (mm).

Permeation emission test results

Specify test results, in grams per meter squared per day (g/m2/day). Provide test lab report.

Deterioration factor

Specify deterioration factor value and type, if applicable.

Test lab information

Provide the name, postal address of the test lab used, along with the phone number and email address of a representative.

Section 6 – Motorcycle model summary

Provide the following information for all models covered by this engine family.

Technical information requrirements

Requirements

Comments

Motorcycle manufacturer

Identify the motorcycle’s original equipment manufacturer name.

Model name

Specify the model name.

Engine code

Identify the engine code.

Engine displacement class

Identify motorcycle class based on engine displacement, as per 40 CFR §86.419-2006.

Bore / Stroke

Specify the bore and stroke, in millimeters (mm).

Engine displacement

Specify the engine displacement, in cubic centimeters (cc).

Basic ignition timing

Specify the ignition timing, BTDC.

Max. rated power (@ RPM)

Specify the maximum rated power for the model, including units and RPM.

Max. rated torque (@ RPM)

Specify the maximum rated torque for the model, including units and RPM.

Exhaust emission control

system ID

Identify the exhaust emission control system ID (e.g. ECS1, ECS2, etc.).

Transmission

Specify the type of transmission.

Number of gears

Specify the number of gears.

Gear ratios

Specify the gear ratios, including primary and final reductions.

N/V ratio

Specify the engine speed to vehicle speed ratio.

Curb mass

Specify the curb mass, in kilograms (kg).

Operating fuel type & grade

Specify minimum fuel type (e.g. gasoline, ethanol, diesel, etc.) and grade (e.g. 91 AKI, etc.).

Permeation family name

Specify the name of the permeation family.

Fuel tank volume

Specify the volume of the fuel tank, in liters (L).

Tire information

Specify the make, model, size and recommended pressure.

Predicted sales

Provide an estimate of the predicted sales for this model.

Section 7 – Emission related parts list

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Emission related parts numbers

Provide part number and description of any parts installed on the motorcycle relating to the emission control system.

e.g. injectors, fuel pump, O2 sensors, spark plugs, catalyst, etc.

Section 8 – Emission related maintenance instructions

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Maintenance instructions and schedule

Provide a copy of the maintenance schedule for this Engine Family, as per section 38 of the ORVEER.

Section 9 – Confidential information

Technical information requirements

Requirements

Comments

Contains all confidential information from other sections

All confidential information contained in this section must be referenced by title in the appropriate section with a note to see Section 9.

Appendix G – VECI Label

A sample drawing or copy of the Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) label must be included in the submission of evidence of conformity for all motorcycles that are imported into, or manufactured in Canada and must contain the information provided in this section. The technical information presented on the VECI label should be in English and the compliance statement must be in English and French. The technical information required on the VECI label is consistent to that listed in section 35 of the ORVEER, which references section 413 of Title 40, chapter I, subchapter C, part 86, subpart E, of the CFR.

Note that if the NEM is affixed as per section 8 of the ORVEER, then the Canadian compliance statement may be omitted from the VECI label for an equivalent motorcycle or Canada-unique motorcycle. In that particular situation, the VECI label should also be affixed to provide the necessary technical information (engine family, permeation family, engine displacement, exhaust emission control system, etc.). If a company decides to keep the Canadian compliance statement, it must be located on the VECI label. It should be noted that the NEM is generally required for motorcycles that are manufactured in Canada. Before affixing the NEM, the company must obtain the authorization of the Minister. For more information on the NEM, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Transportation Division at ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Note that the above requirements shall not prevent a company from also reciting on the label that such motorcycles of the engine family conform to any other applicable standards for new motorcycles or any other information that the company deems necessary for, or useful to, the proper operation and satisfactory maintenance of the motorcycle. Below is an example of an acceptable VECI label for an equivalent motorcycle or a Canada-unique motorcycle.

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

[Company Trademark]

[Company Name]

ENGINE FAMILY:     [ΩΩΩΩC####ΩΩΩ]

PERMEATION FAMILY:     [ΩΩΩΩPαΩΩΩαΩΩ]

EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM:

ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:     [####] cc

FUEL OR ENGINE LUBRICANT REQUIREMENTS:

ENGINE TUNEUP SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS:

*THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THE ON-ROAD VEHICLE AND ENGINE EMISSION REGULATIONS / CE VÉHICULE EST CONFORME À TOUTES LES NORMES QUI LUI SONT APPLICABLES EN VERTU DU RÈGLEMENT SUR LES ÉMISSIONS DES VÉHICULES ROUTIERS ET DE LEURS MOTEURS

*If the NEM is affixed, the Canadian compliance statement is not required.

Where

α: are alpha fields
#: are numeric fields
Ω: are alphanumeric fields

Engine family name

The EPA guidance letter CISD-07-03 and CISD-15-19 outlines how to create an engine family name. Motorcycles are grouped into engine families based on expected similar emission characteristics, as described in section 420 of Title 40, chapter I, subchapter C, part 86, subpart E of the CFR.

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Code

Model Year

EPA or ECCC

3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

C (Vehicle Category Code for On-Road Motorcycles)

Engine Displacement

Manufacturer's self-designated code for this engine family

Position 1: Model Year Codes

Use the list below to select the appropriate model year code for the engine family.

  1. 8 – 2008
  2. D – 2013
  3. J – 2018
  4. P – 2023
  1. 9 – 2009
  2. E – 2014
  3. K – 2019
  4. R – 2024
  1. A – 2010
  2. F – 2015
  3. L – 2020
  4. S – 2025
  1. B – 2011
  2. G – 2016
  3. M – 2021
  4. T – 2026
  1. C – 2012
  2. H – 2017
  3. N – 2022
  4. V – 2027

Positions 2-4: EPA 3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

Insert the 3-character alphanumeric EPA manufacturer code assigned to your company. If your company does not have an assigned EPA manufacturer code, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Transportation Division at  ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Position 5: Industry sector codes

For on-road motorcycles, the industry sector code is “C” as per the EPA guidance letter CISD-07-03.

Positions 6-9: Engine displacement

Insert the applicable engine displacement for each engine family. Engine displacement units may be in liters (##.# or .###) or cubic centimeters (####). For dual or variable displacement families, enter the maximum displacement. If the displacement is given in liters, the decimal point counts as a digit.

Positions 10-12: Sequence characters

Enter any combination of valid characters in positions 10 through 12 in order to provide a unique identification for an engine family name. At a minimum, the sequence characters, in combination with the other characters in the engine family name, must provide a unique identifier for each engine family name for a manufacturer for each model year. Further, it is recommended that numbers and letters be selected that minimize possible confusion. The sequence characters themselves could be used to represent other information such as the applicable EPA or California emission standards, however Environment and Climate Change Canada will treat these as simple sequence characters with no additional meaning.

Permeation family name

The EPA guidance letter CISD-07-03 and CISD-15-19 outlines how to create a permeation family name.

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Code

Model Year

EPA or ECCC

3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

P (Permeation Category Code for On-Road Motorcycles)

Fuel tank material, control strategy, least thickness of tank wall or least weight percentage of barrier materials, production method

Manufacturer's self-designated code for this permeation family

Position 1: Model Year Codes

Use the list below to select the appropriate model year code for the engine family.

  1. 8 – 2008
  2. D – 2013
  3. J – 2018
  4. P – 2023
  1. 9 – 2009
  2. E – 2014
  3. K – 2019
  4. R – 2024
  1. A – 2010
  2. F – 2015
  3. L – 2020
  4. S – 2025
  1. B – 2011
  2. G – 2016
  3. M – 2021
  4. T – 2026
  1. C – 2012
  2. H – 2017
  3. N – 2022
  4. V – 2027

Positions 2-4: EPA 3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

Insert the 3-character alphanumeric EPA manufacturer code assigned to your company. If your company does not have an assigned EPA manufacturer code, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Transportation Division at ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Position 5: Industry Sector Codes

For on-road motorcycles, the industry sector code is “P” as per the EPA guidance letter CISD-07-03.

Positions 6-10: For Metal Fuel Tanks Only

METAL – Metal fuel tank

If this permeation family has a metal fuel tank, insert “METAL” into positions 6 through 10 of the permeation family name and proceed to position 11 of the permeation family naming convention. If the fuel tank is any other material than metal, proceed to the description of position 6 below.

Position 6: Fuel Tank Material Type (for all materials except for metal)

P – Plastic
F – Fiberglass

Position 7: Fuel Tank Evaporative / Permeation Emission Control Strategy (for all materials except for metal)

0 – No Barrier
1 – Inherently Low / Zero Permeation Material
2 – Continuous multi-Layer with Permeation Barrie
3 – Non-Continuous Barrier Platelets
4 – Barrier Surface Treatment (e.g. fluorination, sulfonation)
5 – Other Permeation Control Technology

Positions 8-9: Least Thickness of Tank Wall or Least Weight Percentage (%) of Barrier materials within the Group of Fuel Tanks (for all tank materials except metal)

For tanks with no barrier (i.e., values of 0, 1, 4, or 5 for Position 7: Control Strategy), enter the least nominal tank wall thickness, rounded to the nearest millimeter (mm) in the format of 01 to 99.

For tanks with a barrier (i.e., values of 2 or 3 for Position 7: Control Strategy), enter the least weight percentage (wt.%) of barrier material within the group of fuel tanks in the format of 01 to 99.

Position 10: Fuel Tank Production Method (for all tank materials except metal)

B – Blow-Molded Tank
T – Thermoformed Tank
R – Rotational Molded Tank
J – Injection Molded Tank
O – Other Production Method

Positions 11-12: Sequence Characters

Enter any combination of valid characters in positions 11 through 12 in order to provide a unique identification for a permeation family name. At a minimum, the sequence characters, in combination with the other characters in the permeation family name, must provide a unique identifier for each permeation family name for a manufacturer for each model year. Further, it is recommended that numbers and letters be selected that minimize possible confusion.

Examples

Engine Family:

9XYLC.350ABC = Company XY has a 2009 model 350-cc, gasoline-fueled, Otto- cycle motorcycle.
9 = 2009 model year
XYL = EPA manufacturer code for XY corporation
C = on-road motorcycle
.350 = engine displacement of 350 in cubic centimeters
ABC = 3-character code which uniquely identifies the engine family name.

Permeation Family with Metal Tank:

9XYLPMETALA1 = Company XY has a 2009 permeation family with a metal fuel tank.
9 = 2009 model year
XYL = EPA manufacturer code for XY corporation
P = permeation family
METAL = metal fuel tank
A1 = 2-character code which is used by the manufacturer to uniquely identify the permeation family name.

Permeation Family with Plastic Tank:

9XYLPP202TC1 = Company XY has a 2009 permeation family that consists of a multilayer plastic fuel tank with 2% weight of permeation barrier of EVOH material and manufactured by thermoforming.
9 = 2009 model year
XYL = EPA manufacturer code for XY corporation
P = permeation family
P = plastic fuel tank
2 = continuous multi-layer with permeation barrier
02 = least barrier weight % of 2%
T = thermoformed fuel tank
C1 = 2-character code which is used by the manufacturer to uniquely identify the permeation family name.

Appendix H – Example of a Statement of Compliance Letter (Electric)

[Company Name]

[Insert Date]

Director, Transportation Division
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3

Subject: Submission of evidence of conformity pursuant to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations for 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model]
(Engine Family: [engine family name])

Dear Director:

[Company Name] intends to sell a 20XX model year [motorcycle make and model], in Canada. Evidence of conformity is being submitted as per [subsection 35(1.1) OR section 36] of the ORVEER. The subject motorcycle model [is covered OR is not covered] by a certificate of conformity issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The above mentioned [motorcycle model] is a battery powered fully electric motorcycle and is equipped with a [battery type] battery.

[Company Name]’s estimated Canadian sales is [number of motorcycles] motorcycles for this engine family and model year.

[Company Name] attests that all motorcycles of this engine family comply with all applicable standards set out in the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Attached, please find [company name]’s evidence of such conformity, including a detailed description of the subject motorcycles. [Company Name] also attests that the motorcycles of this engine family are manufactured to the same specifications as those set out in the evidence of conformity and will be affixed with an appropriate vehicle emission control information label.

[Company Name] requests that Environment and Climate Change Canada acknowledge that the attached evidence of conformity has been obtained and produced in a form and manner satisfactory to the Minister.

As the signatory of this letter, I, [name], certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of [company name] concerning the 20XX [motorcycle model]. Should you have any questions in regard to the information provided, please contact [name, position and company name].

[Parts (as listed)] of the information supplied in this package is confidential.

[Signature]

 

[Name]
[Title/Position]
[Contact Information]

Encl.

Appendix I – Technical information requirements (electric)

Cover Page

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Model year

Identify the model year.

Make and model(s)

Identify the make(s) and model(s) covered by the submission.

Engine family name

Identify the engine family.

Brief description of engine family

Provide a brief description of the engine family (e.g. battery powered, fully electric motorcycle).

Company name

Identify the company’s name.

(See definition in section 149 of CEPA).

Motorcycle manufacturer

Identify the motorcycle’s original equipment manufacturer name.

Section 1 – Correspondence and communications

Identify person(s) both within and outside the company authorized to be in contact with staff from the Transportation Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada and who may be contact with regard to the submission. Identify areas of responsibility for each person listed, if applicable.

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Name of company

Provide the company’s name.

Address of company

Provide the company’s postal address.

Canadian Business Number

Business number assigned to the company by the Minister of National Revenue or a provincial registry.

Company representative

Provide the representative’s name, including title/position.

Representative address

Provide the representative’s postal address, if different than listed above.

Email address

Provide the representative’s email address.

Phone number

Provide the representative’s phone number.

Section 2 – Statements

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Statement of confidentiality

Advise whether or not the submission is confidential, either in its entirety or specific sections

Provide a statement.

Statement of compliance

Provide an unconditional statement of compliance from the submitting company

e.g. The model year [model year] [make] [model] motorcycle, engine family [engine family], unconditionally meets all the standards and requirements of a motorcycle as set out in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and complies with the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations for a motorcycle.

Production Motorcycles

Provide a statement that motorcycles within the engine family are identical

e.g. All production motorcycles are identical in all material aspects with respect to the motorcycle(s) described in this submission.

VECI label

Provide a statement that a VECI label is affixed to each motorcycle, as per the requirements

e.g. The vehicle emission control information label is affixed to each production motorcycle and affixed permanently, unless destroyed or defaced, in a readily accessible position.

Section 3 – Engine family information: motorcycle

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Name of motorcycle manufacturer

Provide the name of the motorcycle manufacturer.

Country of motorcycle manufacturer

Provide the name of the country where the motorcycle manufacturer is located.

Engine family name

Provide the name of the Engine Family.

Application type

Specify the type of application for this Engine Family:

New - first application;

C/O - Carry-over an identical Engine Family that was certified in previous model year by the same company.

Motorcycle model name(s)

List all model names covered by this Engine Family.

Section 3 – Engine family information: battery pack(s) for driving power

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Battery type

Specify the type of the battery used as driving power for this Engine Family:

LION - Lithium ion rechargeable battery;
NIMH
- Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable battery;
LICO
- Lithium Cobalt rechargeable battery;
LEAD
- Lead- Acid rechargeable battery;
NICA
- Nickel Cadmium  rechargeable battery;
LIPO
- Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery;
LIFE
- LiFePO4, Lithium-iron phosphate rechargeable battery;
ZINC
- Zinc-air full cell rechargeable battery;
OTHER
- Other type of battery than listed above.

Description of “Other” type of Battery

If “OTHER” is used from the list above, provide a description for the battery (use “N/A” for not applicable).

Section 4 – Motorcycle model summary

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

List of motorcycle models in the engine family

Provide a list of all models in the engine family along with their battery type.

Section 5 – Motorcycle parts list

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Battery part number

Provide the part number(s) for the battery(ies) installed on the motorcycles covered by the submission.

Section 6 – Confidential information

Technical information requirements (electric)

Requirements

Comments

Contains all confidential information from other sections

All confidential information contained in this section must be referenced by title in the appropriate section with a note to see Section 6.

Appendix J – VECI label (electric)

A sample drawing or copy of the Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) label must be included in the submission of evidence of conformity for all motorcycles that are imported into, or manufactured in Canada and must contain the information provided in this section. The technical information presented on the VECI label should be in English and the compliance statement must be in English and French. For the case of battery powered fully electric motorcycles, the labeling information has been modified from the requirements listed in section 413 of Title 40, chapter I, subchapter C, part 86, subpart E of the CFR.

Note that if the NEM is affixed as per section 8 of the ORVEER, then the Canadian compliance statement may be omitted from the VECI label for an equivalent motorcycle or Canada-unique motorcycle. In that particular situation, the VECI label should also be affixed to provide the necessary technical information (engine family, exhaust emission control system, etc.). If a company decides to keep the Canadian compliance statement, it must be located on the VECI label. It should be noted that the NEM is generally required for motorcycles that are manufactured in Canada. Before affixing the NEM, the company must obtain the authorization of the Minister. For more information on the NEM, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Transportation Division at ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Note that the above requirements shall not prevent a company from also reciting on the label that such motorcycles of the engine family conform to any other applicable standards for new motorcycles or any other information that the company deems necessary for, or useful to, the proper operation and satisfactory maintenance of the motorcycle. Below is an example of an acceptable VECI label for an equivalent motorcycle or a Canada-unique motorcycle.

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

Company Trademark

Company Name

ENGINE FAMILY:     ΩΩΩΩαααααΩΩΩ

EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM:     BATTERY-ONLY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

*THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THE ON-ROAD VEHICLE AND ENGINE EMISSION REGULATIONS / CE VÉHICULE EST CONFORME À TOUTES LES NORMES QUI LUI SONT APPLICABLES EN VERTU DU RÈGLEMENT SUR LES ÉMISSIONS DES VÉHICULES ROUTIERS ET DE LEURS MOTEURS.

* If the NEM is affixed, the Canadian compliance statement is not required.

Where

α: are alpha fields
#: are numeric fields
Ω: are alphanumeric fields

Engine Family Name

For the purpose of creating an engine family name for battery powered fully electric motorcycles, the engine family information has been modified and is reflected in the section below.

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Code

Model Year

EPA or ECCC

3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

C (Vehicle Category Code for On-Road Motorcycles)

Battery Type Code

Manufacturer's self-designated Code for this Engine Family

Position 1: Model Year Codes

Use the list below to select the appropriate model year code for the engine family.

  1. 8 – 2008
  2. D – 2013
  3. J – 2018
  4. P – 2023
  1. 9 – 2009
  2. E – 2014
  3. K – 2019
  4. R – 2024
  1. A – 2010
  2. F – 2015
  3. L – 2020
  4. S – 2025
  1. B – 2011
  2. G – 2016
  3. M – 2021
  4. T – 2026
  1. C – 2012
  2. H – 2017
  3. N – 2022
  4. V – 2027

Positions 2-4: EPA 3-character alphanumeric manufacturer code

Insert the 3-character alphanumeric EPA manufacturer code assigned to your company. If your company does not have an assigned EPA manufacturer code, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Transportation Division at ec.infovehiculeetmoteur-vehicleandengineinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Position 5: Industry Sector Codes

For on-road motorcycles, the industry sector code is “C” as per the EPA guidance letter CISD-07-03.

Positions 6-9: Battery Type

Use the list below to select the appropriate type of battery for the engine family.

LION - Lithium ion rechargeable battery;
NIMH
- Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable battery;
LICO
- Lithium Cobalt rechargeable battery;
LEAD
- Lead- Acid rechargeable battery;
NICA
- Nickel Cadmium rechargeable battery;
LIPO
- Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery;
LIFE
- LiFePO4, Lithium-iron phosphate rechargeable battery;
ZINC
- Zinc-air full cell rechargeable battery;
OTHER - Please contact ECCC via e-mail (ec.verifications-des-emissions-emissions-verification.ec@canada.ca) if you use any other battery types that are not listed above.

Positions 10-12: Sequence Characters

Enter any combination of valid characters in positions 10 through 12 in order to provide a unique identification for an engine family name. At a minimum, the sequence characters, in combination with the other characters in the engine family name, must provide a unique identifier for each engine family name for a manufacturer for each model year. Further, it is recommended that numbers and letters be selected that minimize possible confusion. The sequence characters themselves could be used to represent other information such as the applicable EPA or California emission standards, however Environment and Climate Change Canada will treat these as simple sequence characters with no additional meaning.

Appendix K – EPA guidance letter: certification procedure for highway motorcycle engines

Visit the EPA website to view the guidance letter (PDF 190 Kb).

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