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Transport: Orders and Regulations

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off cost and (b) ongoing costs of implementing the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators. (126658)

These regulations introduced emissions requirements for small off-road petrol engines and portable diesel generating set engines in order to reduce emissions and contribute towards the Government’s air quality objectives. The costs, as set out in the regulatory impact assessment, are an average ongoing cost of £9.8 million per annum to purchasers of new, internal combustion engined, off-road equipment.

The regulations did not impose any costs on the Department.