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Consultation open on managing air pollution from diesel engines

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is seeking feedback on the draft Impact Analysis for managing noxious emissions from non-road diesel engines.

Australia is deciding how to manage noxious emissions from diesel-powered equipment like tractors, cranes, loaders, excavators, bulldozers, forklifts, pumps, and generators.

Non-road diesel engines are the largest unregulated source of air pollution in Australia. Noxious air pollution emitted by these engines poses a significant health risk. Standards were implemented in the United States and European Union over twenty years ago and low-emitting technology is already available. Introducing a national emission standard will accelerate the uptake of cleaner technologies and help Australians to live longer, healthier lives.

Future management of diesel equipment will mean changes for industry, individuals, and Australia. To advise government on the likely impacts of management, the department is preparing an Impact Analysis. Feedback on our draft Impact Analysis will be incorporated into the final report to the Australian Government for their decision.

What would a noxious emission standard for diesel equipment mean for you?

To have your say:

  • read the draft Impact Analysis
  • In the submission portal, answer the consultation questions and attach any supporting information/evidence. You can choose to answer all the questions, or just those that matter to you.

Submit your feedback by 5pm AEST Friday 14 July 2023.

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