Engine and Vehicle Emissions

Both on-road and off-road internal combustion engines cause air emissions that impact the environment. As a result, governments have created emission standards to regulate emissions and achieve air quality standards for pollutants released into the atmosphere. These standards apply to a wide range of engines including those in on-road and off-road vehicles.

In Canada, penalties levied by Environment and Climate Change Canada for alleged violations of emissions standards can be severe. To avoid federal investigation and enforcement and paying hefty fines, on-road and off-road engines must be compliant with a complex web of emission regulations that largely adopt by reference to Canadian law emission standards published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Emissions legal expertise

At Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, our team of lawyers knows about emission regulatory requirements and we assist clients to mitigate the risk of non-compliance. Whether for on-road or off-road vehicles, our team represents engine and vehicle manufacturers, importers and sellers.

We assist with the filing of Notices of Defects to Environment and Climate Change Canada and compliance requirements. When allegations of wrongdoing lead to regulatory investigations and prosecutions, our clients count on our experienced team of environmental litigators to problem-solve and advocate on their behalf. We prepare due diligence submissions on behalf of clients, often achieving the closure of investigations without regulatory enforcement.

Contact our environmental lawyers today

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers has offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, and Yellowknife. Our lawyers are called to the Bar in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario.

To speak with an environmental lawyer, contact us today.