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EU/2020/1040 and update of the FAQ document regarding the NRMM Regulation EU 2016/1628

Sep. 21 2020

EU/2020/1040 and update of the FAQ document regarding the NRMM Regulation EU 2016/1628

CESNI and EUROMOT have developed a FAQ document to help those involved with the inland waterways transport sector to understand and interpret the applicable requirements to engines in the light of the new requirements for non‐road mobile machinery (NRMM) as well as ES-TRIN. Under point 6 the FAQ document deals with the question "Under what conditions may transition engines be installed on board inland navigation vessels?”.

Regulation (EU) 2020/1040 (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2020/1040/oj) amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 as regards its transitional provisions in order to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis amends the transitional provisions for engines of classes IWP, IWA and equivalent engines with a power range P < 300 kW.  These amendments result from Article 1 No. 1 c and Article 1 No. 2 d of Regulation (EU) 2020/1040.”

So the answer 6 must be updated about the transition period :

6 TRANSITION ENGINES ‐ SCHEME: Under what conditions may transition engines be installed on board inland navigation vessels?

Instead of Stage V IWP, IWA and equivalent engines, a transition engine can be installed on board an inland navigation vessel if:

  • the production date of the vessel – (see answer 5) is not later than the 30th June 2021; and
  • the engine complies with the latest applicable emission limits defined in the relevant legislation applicable on 5 October 2016 (meaning RVIR CCNR II or Directive 97/68/EC); and
  • the engine is placed on the market not later than 31st December 2021; and
  • the inland navigation vessel is placed on the market (see question 11) not later than 31st December 2021; and
  • the engine was produced before the beginning of the transition period (meaning 1st January 2019 for P < 300 kW and 1st January 2020 for P ≥ 300 kW).

The transition periods applicable to NRE engines, to be used in place of IWA and IWP, are those applicable to IWA and IWP (same dates as above).