In force: 2020-12-30
56. In addition to the requirements provided for in this division, the Government may, by regulation, determine the specifications to which off-highway and maintenance vehicles must correspond, the equipment that such vehicles must have as well as the modifications that may or may not be made to such equipment to ensure that, under normal conditions of operation and when operated as intended, such vehicles provide satisfactory levels of performance while minimizing the danger to persons and the environment.
The standards provided for by regulation may, in particular, specify, with respect to noise and the emissions of contaminants produced by a vehicle, the methods and devices required to measure noise and emissions of contaminants and to verify the compliance of an exhaust system.
With respect to maintenance vehicles, the regulation may, in particular, provide that one or more of its provisions prevails over any inconsistent provision of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) and the Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles (chapter P-30.3), including the regulations, and provide for, if applicable, a departure from the applicable standards. Where such a regulation fixes standards related to the emission of contaminants, it is made by the Government after consultation of the minister responsible for the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).