Non-Road Diesel Emissions program

Since January 1, 2015, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has administered our Non-Road Diesel Emissions (NRDE) program to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions associated with non-road equipment.

The program, developed with external and internal stakeholders, requires tenants to report and label all non-road diesel equipment and pay fees on older, higher emission equipment. When older equipment is replaced, upgraded or retrofitted, up to 80 per cent of the fees paid are rebated back to the tenant, provided they have a fuel efficiency plan in place that includes an idle reduction policy and opacity requirements.

Non-Road Diesel Emissions Program brochure [PDF]

For Tenants

The fee for the use of older, higher-emissions diesel equipment is assessed after tenants complete an annual reporting tool for each calendar. Annual reports for the previous year are due by January 31, and require:

  • end of year hour-meter readings (or appropriate fuel/activity logs)
  • new equipment and engine purchases/leases
  • equipment operated by contractors during that year
  • emissions reduction measures (ERMs) applied, and/or
  • equipment retirements

The port authority will send invoices to tenants for the equipment operated in the previous calendar year by each March through at least 2021 (for 2020 operations). New labels for applicable equipment reported in the annual report tool will be provided each year, as needed. Alternatively, tenants with no applicable non-road diesel equipment must complete and submit an annual declaration stating they have no non-road diesel equipment. Tenants undertaking a construction project must complete and submit a contractor construction equipment declaration.

The port authority will review and assess the program between now and 2020 to determine the extent to which program requirements may apply beyond that date. While fees are expected to continue for the operation of Tier 0 and Tier 1 equipment post-2020, other changes to the program may also be implemented.


NRDE Program – Brochure [PDF]
NRDE Program – Frequently asked questions [PDF]
Port of Vancouver fee document

Program tools

NRDE Program – Annual report tool [XLSX] NRDE Program – Rebates and reduced fees [PDF]
NRDE Program – Declaration: annual declaration of no non-road diesel equipment [PDF]
NRDE Program – Declaration: contractor construction equipment declaration [PDF]
NRDE Program – Guidelines: emissions reduction measures [PDF]
NRDE Program – Guidelines: fuel efficiency plan [PDF]

Fact sheets

NRDE Program – Fact sheet: tier classifications and emissions standards [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: opacity [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: health concerns [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: fuel efficiency plans and idle reduction policies [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: engine power and model year [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: diesel particulate matter [PDF]
NRDE Program – Fact sheet: approved emissions reduction measures [PDF]