2010/0195(COD)

Air quality: provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme

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2010/0195(COD) Air quality: provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI PIETIKÄINEN Sirpa (EPP) POC Pavel (S&D)
Opinion ITRE
Opinion TRAN SEHNALOVÁ Olga (S&D)
Lead committee dossier: ENVI/7/03411
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 114-p1
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  • 2011/11/23 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/11/16 Final act signed
  • 2011/11/16 End of procedure in Parliament
  • 2011/11/08 Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
  • #3122
  • 2011/11/08 Council Meeting
  • 2011/11/07 CSL Final Agreement
  • 2011/10/25 Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T7-0452/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/10/25 Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • 2011/03/29 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/03/16 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/02/18 Deadline Amendments
  • 2011/01/11 Committee draft report
  • 2010/09/16 Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
  • 2010/09/07 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/07/07 EP officialisation
  • 2010/07/07 Legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0362 summary
    • SEC(2010)0828
    • SEC(2010)0829
    • DG Enterprise and Industry, TAJANI Antonio

Documents

Votes

A7-0080/2011 - Sirpa Pietikäinen - Résolution législative

2011/10/25
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 572 75 41 14 26 8 242 163 3 0
Against 68 0 0 3 1 10 1 4 49 0
Abstain 14 1 3 2 1 6 1 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
130 2010/0195(COD) Air quality: provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme
2010/11/16 TRAN 16 amendments...
source: PE-452.811
2011/01/11 ENVI, ENVI 16 amendments...
source: PE-454.694
2011/02/23 ENVI 98 amendments...
source: PE-458.785

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    • The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted the report drafted by Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN (EPP, FI) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 97/68/EC as regards the provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme.

      It recommends that the European Parliament's position adopted at first reading, under the ordinary legislative procedure, amends the Commission proposal as follows:

      Definitions: there is no precise definition of exhaust after-treatment systems for particle reduction which reflects the state of the art. There is no clear definition in EU law, causing interpretation difficulties for authorities and manufacturers.

      Percentage of engines: during Stage III B, the percentage of the number of engines used for application other than propulsion of railcars, locomotives and inland waterways vessels placed on the market under the flexibility scheme, should be increased from 20% to 30% of the equipment manufacturer's annual quantity of equipment placed on the market with engines in that category.

      Railcars:railcars should be left out the flexibility scheme, as legislated in directive 2004/26/EC. The report states that Stage III B - compliant railcars exist already, and the engine solutions are there. The railcars are mostly "borrowing" engines from heavy duty vehicles, for which IIIB solutions exist.

      Replacement engines: a replacement engine to be installed in a railcar or locomotive originally equipped with an engine that does not meet Stage III A limits or only meets Stage III A limits shall, as a minimum,

      comply with the limit values defined in Stage III A, where:

      • the application of Stage III B requirements would give rise to significant technical difficulties in terms of gauge, axle load, body/chassis design or engine(s) control systems for multiple operation and, as a consequence, compromise the economic viability of the project; or
      • no Stage III B engines that could be fitted into such a railcar or locomotive are available.

      By way of derogation, Member States may authorise the production and mounting of replacement engines that do not comply with Stage III A requirements. Any such derogation shall only be made under strict controls and limitations and with detailed justifications.

      Placing on the market: engines may be placed on the market under the flexibility scheme from the date when Stage IIIB becomes applicable until the end of that Stage, but not longer than three years from the beginning of that Stage.

      The revision of Directive 97/68/EC: in order to ensure the revised Directive is in line with the EU standards for good air quality, and in the light of experience, scientific findings and available technologies, the Commission should, in the upcoming revision of Directive 97/68/EC, subject to impact assessment:

      • propose the establishment of a new emission stage - Stage V - that should be aligned with the requirements of Euro VI standards for heavy duty vehicles;
      • introduce new requirements for the reduction of particulate matter, namely a particulate number (PN) limit that applies for all engine categories so as to ensure an effective reduction of ultra-fine particles;
      • define a comprehensive approach to promote emission-reducing provisions and retrofitting of after-treatment systems on the existing NRMM fleet on the basis of discussions, on harmonised requirements for retrofit emission control devices, that are currently ongoing under the auspices of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
      • introduce a method providing for the periodic testing of mobile machinery and vehicles to establish whether their emissions performance complies with the values given at registration;
      • look into the possibility of harmonising the specific emission standards for rail with the North American EPA standards so as to ensure the availability of affordable engines complying with the emission limit values set.
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    • PURPOSE: to amend Directive 97/68/EU and adapt the rules applicable to the flexibility scheme provided for in that Directive in order to help engine manufacturers in view of the temporary difficulty faced by the manufacturing sector.  

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2011/88/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 97/68/EC as regards the provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme.

      CONTENT: following an agreement at first reading with the European Parliament, the Council adopted a directive amending Directive 97/68/EC as regards the provisions for engines placed on the market under the flexibility scheme in order to help engine manufacturers to adapt progressively to stricter environmental requirements and cope with the difficulties resulting from the financial crisis. The Danish delegation voted against.

      Directive 97/68/EC regulates the maximum exhaust emissions of carbon oxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) nitrogen oxides (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates (PM) from diesel engines installed in non-road mobile machinery and contributes to the protection of human health and the environment.

      Directive 97/68/EC also provided that emission limits applicable to type approval of the majority of diesel engines under Stage IIIA were to be replaced by the more stringent limits under Stage IIIB. Those limits apply form 1 January 2010 as regards the type approval for these engines and from 1 January 2011 with regard to their placing on the market.

      The flexibility scheme allows equipment manufacturers to purchase, during the emissions stage in force, a limited number of engines that do not comply with the emissions limits applicable during that stage, but which are approved in accordance with the requirements of that stage immediately preceding the applicable one.

      The new Directive amends the provisions of the flexibility scheme provided for in Directive 97/68/EC:

      ·        by increasing the percentage of engines which can be placed on the market while complying with the previous stage emission limits, from 20% to 37.5% of the manufacturer’s annual sales;

      ·        by extending such flexibility to engines used in locomotives;

      ·        by providing for a limited exemption for replacement engines in railcars and locomotives.

      Authorisations may be granted only in cases where the approval authority of the Member State is satisfied that the use of a replacement engine that meets the requirements of the latest applicable emissions stage in the railcar or locomotive in question will involve significant technical difficulties.

      A label bearing the text “REPLACEMENT ENGINE” and bearing the unique reference of the associated derogation shall be affixed to engines covered by this provision.

      The Commission shall assess the environmental impacts of, and possible technical difficulties in respect of compliance. In the light of that assessment, it shall, by 31 December 2016, submit a report accompanied, if appropriate, by a legislative proposal including an end date for the application of that provision.

      The revision of Directive 97/68/EC: in order to ensure that the revised Directive is in line with Union standards for good air quality, and in the light of experience, scientific findings and available tech­nologies, the Commission should, in the upcoming revision of Directive 97/68/EC and subject to impact assessment, consider:

      ·        establishing a new emission stage – Stage V – that should be based, subject to technical feasibility, on the requirements of Euro VI standards for heavy- duty vehicles ;

      ·        introducing new requirements for the reduction of particulate matter, namely a particulate number limit that applies for all compression ignition engine categories, where technically feasible, so ast o ensure an effective reduction of ultra-fine particles ;

      ·        taking a comprehensive approach to promoting emission-reducing provisions and retrofitting of after-treatment systems on the existing fleet of non- road mobile machinery ; 

      ·        establishing a method providing for the periodic testing of non-road mobile machinery and vehicles, in particular to establish whether their emissions performance complies with the values given at registration;

      ·        the possibility of authorising, under certain conditions, replacement engines that do not comply with Stage III A requirements for railcars and locomotives ;

      ·        the possibility of harmonising the specific emission standards for rail with relevant standards at international level so as to ensure the availability of affordable engines that comply with the emission limits set.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: 13/12/2011.

      TRANSPOSITION: 24/11/2012.

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