The Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval and Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) Regulations 2018

Commencement: 21st September 2018


These Regulations provide the regulatory framework for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628. It sets out gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM).

NRMM is defined as any mobile machine, item of transportable industrial equipment, or vehicle – with or without bodywork – that is:

  • not intended for carrying passengers or goods on the road; and
  • installed with a combustion engine – either an internal spark ignition petrol engine, or a compression ignition diesel engine.


Examples include bulldozers, forklifts and mobile cranes.

Duties for manufactures, importers and distributors are contained in Regulation (EU) 2016/1628.

The Secretary of State is the approval authority and the market authority for the purpose of these Regulations. The Vehicles Certification Agency, and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will carry out these roles on behalf of the Secretary of State.

These Regulations also set out a new penalty regime.


Link to full government text

Link to Regulation (EU) 2016/1628


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