To help you make that choice today, look for our Green Label "Meets Proposed Australian Emissions Standards"
What do we mean by “proposed”?
What we have proposed for Australia is a standard that would see some harmful emission reduced by 90%. In practice we have proposed in our submissions to government that Australia adopts the same standards as the USA.
In the governments published document, the Regulatory Impact statement they assumed the same USA EPA standard. The Governments Cost Benefit Analysis was also based on the USA EPA 2012 standard. So the standard is proposed by industry and assumed by government.
When will we see regulations?
In February 2015 the Australian Environment Ministers announced a final decision in mid 2015. After that the Laws would need to be drafted and passed through Parliament.
So the bottom line is we don’t know when. But perhaps,… just maybe… mid 2016.
It’s important to know that the new laws will only affect new machines, built or imported after a certain date. What you own now, or buy any time soon want ever be “banned”. The only exception is the boat access to certain lakes, which allow low emission outboards only.
Equipment manufacturers can ask their engine suppliers how to get approved to use our green label – or you can CONTACT US directly,