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Marine Engine Emission Standards


Marine Engine Emission Standards

The Boating Industry Association welcomes the recent announcement from the Department of the Environment confirming Minister Frydenberg’s decision to introduce marine engine emission standards under the National Clean Air Agreement.

With a date of 1 July 2018 announced for commencement of new regulations, BIA National CEO Howard Glenn said “We welcome the certainty this decision provides for our members who are now able to plan new product development with a clear understanding how future regulation and standards will impact their products and businesses”.

Noting the extended transition of the full implementation of the regulations through to July 2019, Mr Glenn continued “We’re very pleased that the Department has been able to provide a long phase-in period, allowing industry to ensure any non-compliant product stocks they hold have been appropriately cleared”.

The BIA also noted the decision not to include evaporative emission standards at this time, but to undertake further consultation with industry. The BIA will ensure boat manufacturers are represented in these consultations, and aims to get agreement on these standards as soon as possible.

“The boating industry and boaters themselves are very protective of the marine environment and play a big role in maintaining the quality of our waterways. These standards are a small but important contribution to continuous improvement in environmental management”, Mr Glenn said.

Full details of the standards to be introduced are available at the Department’s dedicated webpage at


About the Boating Industry Association

The Boating Industry Association is a not-for-profit industry organisation, which represents more than 90% of the boating industry in New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Member companies include boat builders, retailers, engine distributors, yacht brokers, trailer manufacturers, ship chandleries, hire and charter boat operators, marinas, shipwrights, mechanical and electrical engineers as well as ancillary services. BIA members adhere to a voluntary Code of Practice and Code of Ethics. In addition, the BIA is involved in responding to issues relating to the recreational use of waterways, the environment, boating safety, access and public facilities. For more information, please visit