COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 4.6.2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/654 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the acceptance of approvals granted in accordance with Regulations Nos 49 and 96 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE)
1. This document is an amendment to Regulation (EU) 2017/654 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval of internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery. Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 is listed in Annex 2 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, therefore the amendments will apply to new machinery sold in Northern Ireland.
2. The term non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) covers a wide range of different machinery including lawnmowers and chainsaws, construction machinery, agricultural and farming machinery and railcars and locomotives.
3. Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 defines gaseous and particulate emission limits for engines fitted to NRMM and lays down the procedures engine manufacturers must follow in order to obtain type-approval of their engines (which is a prerequisite for placing an engine on the market in the UK). The Regulation also conferred power to the European Commission to produce delegated and implementing acts to deal with the technical details of the requirements.
4. The Commission brought forward Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/654 for this purpose and, in doing so, completed the framework set out by Regulation (EU) 2016/1628. The Delegated Regulation included technical requirements and test methods relating to emission limits and a list of other standards that can be recognised as equivalent to the EU type approvals granted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/1628.