Guidance document for subfleet averaging and reporting for on-road motorcycles: chapter 1


1. Introduction

The On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations1 (i.e., the parent Regulations) came into effect on January 1, 2004, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999),2 to align Canadian standards for the control of smog-forming emissions with those of the United States for all classes of on-road vehicles, including motorcycles. The Regulations were amended on November 2, 2006 (i.e., the Regulations Amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations),3 to maintain alignment with more stringent emission requirements subsequently introduced in the U.S. for 2006 and later model year motorcycles, and to provide similar compliance-related flexibilities that were not addressed under the parent Regulations.

This document provides guidance to companies on the subfleet averaging provisions and end of model year reporting requirements of the Regulations for on-road motorcycles. Any references to the “Regulations” refer to the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations as amended by the Regulations Amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations.

The guidance is provided in the form of questions and answers on the main provisions of the subfleet averaging and end of model year reporting requirements of the Regulations. The order of the questions generally follows the order of the sections in the Regulations, and the answers reference the Regulations as required.

1 On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations, Canada Gazette, Part II, January 1, 2003, SOR/2003-2.

2 Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33.

3 Regulations Amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations, Canada Gazette, Part II, November 15, 2006, SOR/2006-268.

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