The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 3rd November 2022, has notified the Environment (Protection) Third Amendment Rules, 2022 which shall come into force from 1st July 2023.
The amendment has notified the emission standards under Schedule I as follows:
The emission limits for new engines used for power generating set (hereinafter referred to as Genset) applications up to 800 kW Gross Mechanical Power, namely:
- Diesel engines;
- Engines based on dedicated alternate fuels;
- Engines based on Bi-fuels run either on Gasoline or on any one of the alternate fuels;
- Engines based on Dual Fuel run on Diesel and any of the alternate fuels;
- Portable Generator sets (PI engines below 19kW and up to 800 cc displacement) run on Gasoline fuel, dedicated alternate fuels and Bi-fuel run either on Gasoline or on any one of the alternate fuels;
The emission limits for new engines up to 800 kW used for Genset shall be effective from 1st July, 2023 and the test cycle for constant speed and variable speed application shall be as described in System and Procedure for Genset.
Engines rely on the external devices and/ or reagent in order to reduce emissions, shall ensure the correct operation of NOx control measures through Onboard Diagnostics as per procedure laid down in System and Procedure for Genset. Engines rely on the use of any external devices and /or exhaust after treatment devise to reduce particulate matter emissions, shall ensure the correct operation of particulate matter control measures.