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Reducing Emissions from Small Engines

12th May 2016

COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Meeting of Environment Ministers

On 15 December 2015, the Meeting of Environment Ministers announced the introduction of emission standards for small engines, such as lawn mowers and boat motors.

The standards will set limits on emissions such as particulate matter, which is associated with causing breathing problems.

The standards are expected to impact on the availability of two stroke motors for small equipment as well as increase the price of other small engines in order to meet the standards.

A Decision Regulation Impact Statement was prepared for this announcement, which the Office of Best Practice Regulation assessed as meeting the Council of Australian Governments’ best practice regulation requirements.

The RIS estimates that the decision will increase regulatory burden by $46.8 million per annum, $42.1 million of which is attributed to the Commonwealth Government. The OBPR agreed to the estimates.

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