Diesel and marine emissions management strategy

In the absence of national standards for non-road diesel engines  the EPA has developed the Diesel and marine emissions management strategy as one of its initiatives to reduce air pollution from priority non-road diesel sources in NSW.

Non-road diesel engines are generally found in

  • industrial and commercial non-road vehicles and equipment such as rollers, graders, forklifts and tractors
  • transport such as locomotives and ships

Strategy purpose and achievements

The strategy sets out actions the EPA has implemented and will undertake to ensure that NSW benefits from the availability of feasible and cost-effective approaches and technologies to reduce non-road diesel and marine emissions. These actions target emissions from

  • non-road diesel equipment used at EPA- licensed premises such as coal mines and construction sites
  • equipment used by Government agencies and their contractors
  • diesel locomotives operating in NSW
  • cargo and cruise ships at NSW ports.


Achievements to date include

Minimising non-road diesel emissions through implementation of the Diesel and Marine Emissions Management Strategy is a key goal in the Clean Air for NSW consultation paper.

Diesel emissions management workshop

As part of the development of the Diesel and Marine Emissions Management Strategy, the EPA held a workshop in 2014 with stakeholders to share knowledge across the industry on best practice management of non-road diesel emissions. Approximately 115 representatives from construction, mining, ports and rail, community and government sectors attended.

Background and presentations for the workshop included

Following the workshop, the EPA sought the views of industry and the community through a survey on the management of diesel emissions. Read a summary of the results of the diesel emissions management survey (PDF, 66KB).


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