Positions 10 Apr 2013

CER position on the NRMM Directive

The purpose of this paper is to share with the European Commission CER’s view in response to the public consultation “Stakeholder Consultation on the revision of Directive 97/68/EC on emissions from non-road mobile machinery engines”.   Despite the limits set by Directive 97/68/EC and its subsequent amendments, the NRMM sector has become an increasingly important source of air pollution, in particular of NOx and particulate matter. In order to reverse this trend, the European Commission is exploring different options for revising the Directive. CER understands that the overall objective of the revision is to further contribute to the improvement of the air quality in Europe while at the same time ensuring the correct functioning of the internal market.