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Proposed vehicle emissions standards

Aust Gov
9th February 2017

Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 20 December 2016, the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and the Minister for the Environment and Energy announced proposals to implement new vehicle fuel efficiency standards for light vehicles and higher air pollution standards for cars, trucks and buses.

The proposals have been assessed by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) as likely to have substantial impacts on the economy with significant impacts on competition.

Two Regulation Impact Statements (RISs) have been prepared for consultation by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development for both the new vehicle fuel efficiency standard and higher air pollution standards. These can be found on the department’s website, including details on the consultation process. Submissions close on Friday 10 March 2017.

Both RISs have been certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and were subject to an early assessment by OBPR. The RIS process will need to be completed prior to the implementation of any policy proposals.

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