New Year Brings New Diesel Emissions Tax to Metro Vancouver

Non-road diesel machines with Tier 0 engines must be registered and pay $4 per horsepower

Some construction industry leaders in the Lower Mainland are concerned about the impact of the new Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw.

The bylaw, which took effect on Jan. 1, states that non-road diesel machines with Tier 0 engines, which are 25 horsepower or larger must be registered and labelled to operate in Metro Vancouver.

Owners or operators must pay a fee for the registration period with the initial fee being $4 per horsepower in 2012.

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