On-road vehicles and engine emissions regulations Canada 2004

Name of policy On-road vehicles and engine emissions regulations
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
    • Light duty vehicles
Policy description The On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations introduce more stringent national emission standards for on-road vehicles and engines and a new regulatory framework under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999). These Regulations for controlling emissions from on-road vehicles and engines came into effect on January 1, 2004.
Policy type
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewables2
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2003
Start date of implementation 2004
End date of implementation
High impact GHG reduction
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/eng/regulations/detailReg.cfm?intReg=65

Heavy-duty vehicles standards: http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Canada:_Heavy-duty:_Emissions Light-duty vehicles standards: http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Canada:_Light-duty:_Emissions

Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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