Japan Regulation for NRMM or Non-Road Mobile Machinery

For AIAG suppliers who may provide parts into both markets, the NRMM and in-general equipment market will be heating up as they begin to fall under RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) requirements. RoHS Annex IV has a Category 11 product type which is ‘everything else.’

Overview

Enacted in 2005, this Law aims to reduce emissions from non-road special motor vehicles and thereby protect the health of the people from air pollution and preserve their living environment, through the setting of technical standards for specified engines as well as non-road special motor vehicles and imposing necessary regulations on the use of non-road special motor vehicles, among other measures.

Non-road special motor vehicles are defined in Paragraph 2 of Article 2 of Road Vehicles Act (Act No. 185 of 1951), and emissions from non-road special motor vehicles refers to substances such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and lead.

This law provides for obligations of manufacturers and importers of specified engines and non-road special motor vehicles such as conformity, marking and notification etc.

The notified business operators shall conform to technical standards for non-road special motor vehicles in respect to the type of notified non-road special motor vehicle concerned. The businesses must also compile an inspection record and preserve it pursuant to the provision of the Ordinance of the competent ministry.

Furthermore, when the notified business operator has complied with his duty as prescribed in this law, he/she may affix an indication as specified in the Ordinance of the competent ministry on the type of notified non-road special motor vehicle concerned.

This law entered into force on 1 April 2006.

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