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B.C. Reg. 108/99
Ministerial Order 129/99
Deposited April 13, 1999
effective May 1, 1999
This consolidation is current to October 19, 2021.

Motor Vehicle Act

Heavy Vehicle Diesel Emission Standards Regulation

Diesel emission standards

1   The prescribed diesel emission standard for the class of vehicle to which Division 40A of B.C. Reg. 26/58 applies is the allowable opacity in Column 2 of the following table set out opposite the applicable model year of the vehicle's engine under Column 1:


(Model Year of Engine)
(Maximum Allowable Opacity)
1991 and newer40%

Measuring opacity levels

2   (1) The opacity levels described in column 2 of the table in section 1 are to be measured using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1667 Snap-Acceleration Test.

(2) The model year of a vehicle's engine referred to in section 1 is to be determined in accordance with paragraphs (a) to (c) in that order:

(a) by the year indicated on the engine information label or on the vehicle emissions control label;

(b) if there is no label as described in paragraph (a), by the year of the chassis as indicated on the manufacturer's statement of compliance label;

(c) if there are no labels as described in paragraphs (a) and (b), the model year is to be considered pre-1991.

[Provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 318, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 217]