Engines in non-road mobile machinery; notification of suspected non-compliance

Non-compliant engines can be reported by citizens, non-governmental organisations and other public bodies.

Description

The aim of market surveillance is to ensure compliance with emission limits for internal combustion engines in mobile equipment and machinery. This applies to gardening equipment, DIY equipment, construction machinery, leisure equipment and model sports.

This concerns immission control, as the monitoring or control is concerned with compliance with air pollutants such as unburned hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, soot and dust.

Compliance with emission levels of engines in non-road mobile machinery is essential. Non-compliant engines or the machinery in which they are installed must not be placed on the market.

In addition to the active role of the authorities, the EU Market Surveillance Regulation and the national Market Surveillance Act also provide for the possibility of reporting non-compliant engines by citizens, non-governmental organisations and other bodies governed by public law. These can report their knowledge of suspected non-conformity to the body responsible for market surveillance. For the whole of Bavaria, this is the Government of Lower Bavaria. There is no specific formal requirement for this notification.

The manufacturer of the device must be named and, if applicable, the emission problems associated with this device.

Procedure

If there is a suspicion of non-conformity, the Government of Lower Bavaria can be informed. This then decides on the notification after examination.

Deadlines

none

Processing time

3 days to several years

Required documents

  • if applicable, pictures

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (ohne Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form requires no signature. You can sent it electronically (e.g. by secure email or De-Mail) or as hardcopy to the responsible authority.

Fees

  • none

Status: 03.12.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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