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Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council



Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council

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National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 59 Implementation issues arising There are a number of implementation issues that were addressed in the 2007 review of the Diesel NEPM, in particular the need for a study of in-service emissions from diesel vehicles and the suitability of the DT80 emissions test. Work on implementation of the review recommendations is continuing. Table 2: Summary of implementation issues arising Jurisdiction Summary of implementation issues arising Commonwealth Nil issues reported. New South Wales Nil issues reported. Victoria Nil issues reported. Queensland Nil issues reported. Western Australia Nil issues reported. South Australia In March 2011, the South Australian Government introduced a new provision in the Road Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Rules 1999: Rule 147A Exhaust Emissions diesel-powered vehicles, which sets emission limits for NOx and particulate matter for diesel vehicles which are in service. Tasmania Nil issues reported. Australian Capital Territory Nil issues reported. Northern Territory Aggregate data for the Northern Territory is not available. PART 3 JURISDICTIONAL REPORT ON ACTIVITIES UNDER THE NEPM Most jurisdictions continue to run smoky vehicle reporting programs and diesel vehicle emission testing and repair programs with the exception of the Commonwealth, South Australia and the ACT. Some jurisdictions also run audited maintenance programs; however, only NSW has operated retrofit programs during the reporting period. For details of individual programs and initiatives, please refer to jurisdictional reports as listed in Part 5 below. PART 4 ASSESSMENT OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS While there are some limitations on the ability to quantify the overall effectiveness of the NEPM-based initiatives implemented to date, jurisdictions report that the NEPM continues to be beneficial in reducing emissions from diesel vehicles across Australia and a useful component of the broader framework to manage emissions. Considerable progress has been made toward achieving NEPM goals through national initiatives including the Australian Design Rules and fuel quality standards. One jurisdiction commented on the lack of an adequate emissions inventory and has developed its own vehicle emissions inventory, which is currently undergoing review to enable the use of data from the Australian-based Second National In-Service Emissions Study. This will enable the use of Australian, rather than overseas, vehicle emission data. PART 5 REPORTING ON IMPLEMENTATION BY JURISDICTIONS The annexes to this report are in Appendix 1. D IE SE L V E H IC L E E M ISSIO N S