Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1038)

Regulations are current to 2017-03-20 and last amended on 2016-12-28. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE V.1(Section 5)Noise Emissions (Standard 1106)

Interpretation

  • 1 The term maximum rated engine speed in Test Method 1106 — Noise Emission Tests (August 2005) means the rotational speed of an engine in revolutions per minute (RPM) at which the maximum horsepower of the engine is attained.

Exterior Sound Level

  • 2 Subject to section 5, every vehicle, other than a motorcycle or a vehicle referred to in section 4, shall be so constructed that

    • (a) when tested in accordance with

      • (i) section 3 of Test Method 1106 — Noise Emission Tests (August 2005), the sound level does not exceed 83 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the reported vehicle sound level calculated in accordance with paragraph 3.3.3(c) of that Test Method, in the case of a bus with a GVWR of more than 4 536 kg,

      • (ii) SAE Standard J1470, Measurement of Noise Emitted by Accelerating Highway Vehicles (June 1998), the sound level does not exceed 83 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the final reported value referred to in section 6.3 of that Standard, in the case of a bus, multi-purpose passenger vehicle, truck or chassis-cab with a GVWR of more than 2 722 kg and not more than 4 536 kg,

      • (iii) SAE Standard J1470, Measurement of Noise Emitted by Accelerating Highway Vehicles (June 1998), the sound level does not exceed 80 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the final reported value referred to in section 6.3 of that Standard, in the case of a passenger car regardless of its GVWR or any other vehicle with a GVWR of 2 722 kg or less,

      • (iv) International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 362-1:2015, Measurement of noise emitted by accelerating road vehicles — Engineering method — Part 1: M and N categories, the sound level does not exceed 80 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the final result Lurban, calculated in accordance with section 8.4 of that Standard, in the case of a bus, multi-purpose passenger vehicle, truck or chassis-cab with a GVWR of more than 2 722 kg and not more than 4 536 kg, and

      • (v) International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 362-1:2015, Measurement of noise emitted by accelerating road vehicles — Engineering method — Part 1: M and N categories, the sound level does not exceed 78 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the final result Lurban calculated in accordance with section 8.4 of that Standard, in the case of a passenger car regardless of its GVWR or any other vehicle with a GVWR of 2 722 kg or less; or

    • (b) until September 1, 2019, when tested in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J986, Sound Level for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (August 1994), the sound level does not exceed

      • (i) 83 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the reported sound level referred to in section 4.6 of that Recommended Practice, in the case of a bus, multi-purpose passenger vehicle, truck or chassis-cab with a GVWR of more than 2 722 kg and not more than 4 536 kg, and

      • (ii) 80 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the reported sound level referred to in section 4.6 of that Recommended Practice, in the case of a passenger car regardless of its GVWR or any other vehicle with a GVWR of 2 722 kg or less.

    • 3 (1) Every motorcycle shall be so constructed that

      • (a) when tested in accordance with Annex 3 of ECE Regulation No. 41, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor cycles with regard to noise, in the version in effect on June 25, 2008, as amended by any subsequent amendment in the 03 series of amendments, excluding any requirement in respect of the testing of stationary motorcycles contained in that Annex, the sound level referred to in paragraph 1.5.4 of that Annex does not exceed the limits specified in Annex 6 of that Regulation;

      • (b) when tested in accordance with Annex 3 and Annex 7 of ECE Regulation No. 41, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor cycles with regard to noise, in the version in effect on April 13, 2012, as amended by any subsequent amendment in the 04 series of amendments, excluding any requirement in respect of the testing of stationary motorcycles contained in Annex 3, the sound pressure level referred to in paragraph 1.4.6 of Annex 3 does not exceed the limits specified in Annex 6 of that Regulation; or

      • (c) when tested in accordance with

        • (i) Appendix I-2 to subparts D and E, part 205, subchapter G, chapter I, title 40 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, as amended by Vol. 45, No. 252 of the Federal Register of the United States published on December 31, 1980, the reported noise level referred to in section (d)(3) of that Appendix does not exceed 70 dBA, in the case of a motorcycle with an engine displacement not exceeding 50 cm3 and a maximum attainable speed of 48 km/h on a level paved surface, and

        • (ii) Appendix I-1 to subparts D and E, part 205, subchapter G, chapter I, title 40 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations, as amended by Vol. 45, No. 252 of the Federal Register of the United States published on December 31, 1980, the reported noise level referred to in section (d)(3) of that Appendix in does not exceed 80 dBA, in any other case.

    • (2) For the purposes of this section, the requirements of the ECE Regulations referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) respecting the type-approval process do not apply.

  • 4 Subject to section 5, every multi-purpose passenger vehicle, truck or chassis-cab with a GVWR of more than 4 536 kg shall be constructed so that

    • (a) when tested in accordance with the low speed sound emission test procedures set out in section 205.54-1, subpart B, part 205, subchapter G, chapter I, title 40 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (revised as of December 5, 1977), the reported sound level does not exceed 80 dBA when calculated in accordance with section (c)(3)(iii) of section 205.54-1; or

    • (b) when tested in accordance with International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 362-1:2015, Measurement of noise emitted by accelerating road vehicles — Engineering method — Part 1: M and N categories, the sound level does not exceed 81 dBA when a value of 2 dBA is subtracted from the final result Lurban calculated in accordance with section 8.4 of that Standard.

    • 5 (1) A vehicle referred to in sections 2 and 4 may be constructed so that

      • (a) when tested in accordance with Annex 3 of ECE Regulation No. 51, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles having at least four wheels with regard to their noise emissions, in the version in effect on March 9, 2011, as amended by any subsequent amendment in the 02 series of amendments, excluding any requirement in respect of the testing of stationary vehicles contained in that Annex, the sound level referred to in paragraph 3.1.3 of that Annex does not exceed the limits specified in paragraph 6 of that Regulation; or

      • (b) when tested in accordance with Annex 3 and Annex 7 of ECE Regulation No. 51, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles having at least four wheels with regard to their sound emissions, in the version in effect on January 20, 2016, as amended by any subsequent amendment in the 03 series of amendments, excluding any requirement in respect of the testing of stationary vehicles contained in Annex 3 the final result Lurban referred to in paragraph 3.1.3 of Annex 3 does not exceed the limits specified in paragraph 6 of that Regulation.

    • (2) For the purposes of this section, the requirements of the ECE Regulations referred to in subsection (1) respecting the type-approval process do not apply.

  • SOR/97-141, s. 4;
  • SOR/97-421, s. 15;
  • SOR/2002-55, s. 20;
  • SOR/2005-342, s. 6;
  • SOR/2009-318, ss. 15, 16(F), 17, 18;
  • SOR/2016-318, s. 14.
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