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Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2011-04-05 to 2021-06-03:

Marginal note:Requirements

  •  (1) An emission control system that is installed in an engine, vessel or vehicle to enable it to conform to the standards set out in these Regulations must not

    • (a) in its operation, release a substance that causes air pollution and that would not have been released if the system were not installed; or

    • (b) in its operation or malfunction, cause the engine, vessel or vehicle to be unsafe or to endanger persons or property near it.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition of defeat devices

    (2) An engine, vessel or vehicle must not be equipped with a defeat device.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of defeat device

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), a defeat device is an auxiliary emission control device that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system under conditions that may reasonably be expected to be encountered under normal operation of the engine, vessel or vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) An auxiliary emission control device is not a defeat device if

    • (a) the conditions referred to in subsection (3) are substantially included in the emission test procedures referred to in section 23;

    • (b) it is needed to protect the engine, vessel or vehicle against damage or accident; or

    • (c) its use does not go beyond the requirements of engine starting.

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