Product Emissions Standards

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 16 September 2020
The Product Emissions Standards Act 2017 commenced on 15 September 2017. The Act establishes a national framework that allows Australia to address the adverse impacts of air pollution from certain products on human and environmental health.The Act allows the Minister to prescribe emissions-controlled products and make Rules relating to those products. Under the Act, offences relate to the import and supply of emissions-controlled products in Australia if they have not been certified as meeting a standard, or are not marked in accordance with the relevant standard.The first emissions-controlled products prescribed under the legislation are outdoor power equipment and marine engines. These products include:•new spark-ignition engines with a maximum power of 19 kilowatts, or 25.5 horse-power. These include products such as: lawn mowers, ride-on mowers, mulchers, leaf blowers, generators, pumps and chain saws.•new spark-ignition engines used in marine vessels. These include: outboard engines, personal watercraft and stern-drive engines.

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