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  • Staintune EPA COMPLIANCE

     

    Dear Customer:

    EPA COMPLIANCE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Thank you for choosing Australia’s “Pipes of Perfection”

    You Can Purchase Staintune Compliance Lables under "Replacement Parts"

    Current NSW EPA Legislation calls for the labeling of all aftermarket exhaust systems.
    99% of Staintune systems are compliant under the Stationary Noise Test i.e. Are under
    The legal requirement at the test RPM for the bike they are intended for.

    If you have received the label with this notice simply find a suitable location for the label.
    Labels must be placed on the Staintune product, the best place is the Staintune mounting bracket.
    In some cases there is not enough space on the muffler mount bracket to apply the label.
    If this is the case find a location as close to the Staintune Product as possible.

    Please Note: Do not place labels on the muffler body or inlet tubes or any other extreme heat area this will help prevent the labels adhesive from burning and falling off.

    Should you need a Label re- issued for yourself or a friend with a Staintune pipe you can
    Simply, Phone, fax, email or post your request, There is now a $20 fee for this service.

    Please provide the following info when ordering a replacement Compliance Label:


    Make…………………………..…Model….………………………..Year…………………

    Original Stationary test info off bikes Label! .Test RPM………………DBA………......

    Your Name……………………………………………….Phone no………………………..

    Address………………………………………..................City...............................................

    State …………Postcode………………Rego No……………Vin……………………..…..

    Purchased from…………………………………………………………………………..….

    Label Supplied with pipes Yes………. No……….

    IMPORTANT: Most Staintune Mufflers are only compliant with the restrictors supplied in place,
    Engine wear and induction system modifications may change the outcome of a stationary noise test.
    It is the users responsibility to maintain and keep the vehicles exhaust system in good working order.

    If you are at all concerned with the effectiveness of your silencing system please contact Staintune or your local EPA facility for Dba testing.

    The noise level for motorcycles before March 1984 is 100 decibels.

    • For motorcycles built on or After 1 March 1984, and designed or manufactured for use on a road,the level is 94 decibels.

    • For vehicles certified to ADR 83/00 and with compliance plate dates of 1 September 2011 or earlier, the prescribed noise level is the higher of either the level in Schedule1 or the ADR 83/00 signature level plus 5 decibels.

    • For vehicles with compliance plate dates after 1 September 2011, the prescribed noise level is the
    ADR 83/00



    Prescribed noise levels for exhaust noise:

    Exhaust noise from vehicles should not exceed the prescribed noise levels referred to in clause 4 of the
    Regulation. The levels depend on whether the vehicle is certified to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 83/00
    (which came into force progressively from 2005), or to earlier ADRs. For vehicles certified prior to ADR 83/00


    • The noise level for motorcycles before March 1984 is 100 decibels.

    • For motorcycles built on or After 1 March 1984, and designed or manufactured for use on a road,
    the level is 94 decibels.

    • For vehicles certified to ADR 83/00 and with compliance plate dates of 1 September 2011 or earlier, the prescribed noise level is the higher of either the level in Schedule1 or the ADR 83/00 signature level plus 5 decibels.

    • For vehicles with compliance plate dates after 1 September 2011, the prescribed noise level is the
    ADR 83/00 signature level plus 5 decibels


    .ADR83/00 signature noise levels can be found on the federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s website at www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/environment/noise.aspx. When the prescribed noise limits are exceeded, EPA authorized officers can issue penalty notices for offences. There is a tiered scale for fines – the louder the exhaust noise from vehicles, the greater the penalty (see Table 1).You can ensure that the exhaust noise from your vehicle is acceptable by regularly maintaining your exhaust equipment (i.e. mufflers) and avoiding fitting non-standard components that cause increased exhaust noise


    Defective noise control equipment
    Vehicle owners and operators should ensure that their vehicles are not fitted with defective ‘noise control
    equipment’ (Clause 18 of the Regulation). Noise control equipment covers both exhaust systems and engine
    components. Defective equipment is defined as equipment that.

    • allows gas to escape from a place other than the intended exhaust outlet
    • allows the emission of more noise than the original

    noise control equipment fitted by the vehicle manufacturer and, if the equipment is part of the
    exhaust system, an authorized officer reasonably believes its noise level is above the prescribed level, or

    • has been modified in a way that an authorized officer reasonably believes makes it less effective than it
    would have been if it hadn’t been modified, and, if the equipment is part of the exhaust system, an authorized
    officer reasonably believes its noise level is above the prescribed level.

    Clause 18 of the Regulation also makes it an offence if a vehicle’s noise control equipment is not securely in place
    or is removed and not replaced. This means exhaust system components (such as mufflers and baffles) and
    other noise control equipment fitted to the engine must be properly fixed in place and not be missing


    Exhaust systems
    Listen to the exhaust system when buying a vehicle. If the vehicle sounds noisier than unmodified vehicles of the
    same make and model, the exhaust system may have been altered. If in doubt, make inquiries. The system should be replaced with a quieter system when, for example:

    • the exhaust system has been replaced with an excessively loud system such as a sports system, or
    • the baffles have been altered or removed from the muffler so the vehicle is noisier.

    Get the noise level checked by a suitably qualified person such as a licensed muffler repairer, EPA approved
    mechanic or RMS licensed vehicle certifier. Remember that more noise does not mean more power but can
    mean more annoyance. Any increase in noise could result in you being fined. The Regulation also makes it an offence to use temporary noise reduction devices or packing in vehicle exhausts. This includes items such as baffles in the exhaust system that have not been welded/riveted in place, or items that are adjustable such as valves, or materials introduced into the exhaust system, such as steel wool. These items must not be used.
    However a defence is provided for any:

    • vehicle that, at the time of manufacture, had items such as baffles that were not welded or riveted in place or an
    adjustable device in the exhaust system, or a replacement that is equivalent to that fitted by the manufacturer
    • motorcycle that has items such as baffles that are bolted or otherwise securely fastened in place

    Vehicle noise testing
    The EPA has introduced a Noise Testing and Anti-tampering Scheme (www.epa.nsw.gov.au/noise/NTATIS.htm) that includes the establishment of EPA Approved Inspection Stations. If the police reasonably
    believe that a vehicle is noisy, they can refer the vehicle to the EPA. The EPA may then require the vehicle to be
    presented at an Approved Inspection Station for noise testing and inspection of the noise control and pollution
    control equipment. The test will indicate whether the vehicle complies with the prescribed noise level for that
    vehicle (and whether pollution control, and noise control equipment is defective, missing or has been impaired).
    Penalties for exceeding prescribed noise levels are shown in Table 1.

    Federal Department of
    Infrastructure and
    Transport
    phone: (02) 6274 7111

    Police
    Police Assistance Line
    phone: 131 444

    Environment Protection
    Authority (EPA)
    EPA Environment Line:
    131 555 (local call cost – NSW
    only) or (02) 9995 5000

    Roads and Maritime
    Services
    phone: 131 782

    Environment Protection
    Authority
    59 Goulburn Street
    PO Box A290
    Sydney South 1232
    Phone: (02) 9995 5000
    (switchboard)
    Phone: 131 555

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