Environment Canada Transition Engine Annual Report (TEAR) Reminder

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a notice to industry as a reminder on the 2020 transition engine annual report (TEAR) with the implementation of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Single Window Initiative (SWI) to the commodities regulated by the Transportation Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada,

The purpose of this notice is to raise awareness amongst customs brokers and their clients (importers of off-road diesel engines) of the upcoming Transition Engine Annual Report (TEAR) deadline of March 31, 2021 under the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations.

Transition Engine Annual Report (TEAR)
If you manufacture or import transition engines, you must submit a yearly report; it is due within 90 days, after the year the engines were imported. The report must include all transition and non-transition engines imported and/or manufactured during the last calendar year. ECCC developed a transition engine template that you can use for this report.

If you do not import or manufacture transition engines during a calendar year; you are not required to submit a report for that year.

The requirement to submit a TEAR is applicable to individuals and companies who elected to apply the transition engine provisions set out in section 13 of the Regulations in 2020 (i.e. imported and/or manufactured transition engines in 2020). The transition engine provisions allow, for certain periods of time, the import and manufacture of engines meeting either of the previous-tier standards (e.g. interim Tier 4 standards) if they are installed in or on a machine before the end of the set time frames. For more information on what a transition engine is, you may refer to the fact sheet.

For more information, please consult the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and the related guidance document.

Should you have any questions on the upcoming reporting deadline or the requirements under the Regulations contact us directly.

Test Specimen and Data Management Section| Transportation Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.,
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0H3
Tel # 1-844-454-9017