Brussels, 06 July 2016 – Non-Road Mobile Machinery Regulation: final adoption in plenary on 05th July, 2016
On Tuesday the 5th of July, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of the compromised text of the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), amending and repealing Directive 97/68/EC.
FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the Regulation and would like to congratulate the Rapporteur Elisabetta Gardini and Shadow Rapporteurs, Council representatives and Commission officials for reaching an agreement in Trilogue that balances environmental needs with the competiveness of the EU industry.
FEPORT has supported the adoption of the Regulation as it gives clarity to terminal operators on engine requirements for future years, whilst also including provisions to allow for terminal operators to re-coup their investment on existing fleets.
“MEP Elisabetta Gardini’s office as well the offices of the shadow rapporteurs, have been extremely open to discussing the needs of all actors impacted by this Regulation. They have been working diligently to ensure that the final text took a balanced approach.” comments Conor Feighan. “The strong mandate granted to this Regulation, both within the Parliament and from civil society, is a testimonial to the good work achieved”.
“We believe that the adoption of this Regulation shows that environmental needs and the competitiveness of EU industries can go hand-in-hand. The final text shows that the merits of cooperation, a pro-active approach and open-dialogue between the three EU institutions and non-institutional stakeholders. FEPORT would like to reiterate its commitment to support balanced environmental initiatives” concludes Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid.