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Snowmobile Best Available Technology (BAT) List

Snowmobiles Meeting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks' Best Available Technology (BAT) Requirements Model Year 2014
November 19, 2013

All snowmobiles on this list have not been certified to meet New BAT requirements for the 2015–2016 Winter Season.

Snowmobile

Air Emissions (g/kW-hr)

Sound Emissions (dBA)

Hydrocarbons

Carbon Monoxide

Average 2-Stroke (Non-BAT)

150

400

78

EPA Snowmobile Air Emission Requirements1

75

275

NPS BAT Requirements

152

1203

734

2009 Arctic Cat TZ1, equipped with Yellowstone throttle stop FEL: 9 FEL: 120 74
2009 Bombardier Skandic Tundra LT V800, Legend Touring V800, GTX LE 1200 and GTX SE 1200 FEL: 8-10 FEL: 119-120 70.1-72
2009 Polaris FS IQ Touring

FEL: 15

FEL: 120

75

2009 Yamaha RS10VT (Venture series) and RS10R (Vector series) snowmobiles, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 11 FEL: 120 70
2010 Yamaha RS10VT (RS Venture), equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 11 FEL: 120 71.8 - 72.1
2010 Bombardier Ski-Doo GSX SE 1200, GTX LE 1200, and GTX SE 1200 FEL: 10 FEL: 119 72.6 - 75.1
2010 Arctic Cat Z1/Z1 LXR and TZ1/TZ1 LXR throttle-limited snowmobiles FEL: 9 FEL: 120 71.6 - 74.4
2011 Yamaha RS Venture, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 11 FEL:120 72.1
2011 Arctic Cat Z1 LXR and TZ1 / TZ1 LXR, throttle-limited snowmobiles FEL: 9 FEL: 99 71.6 - 74.4
2011 Bearcat Z1 XT, throttle-limited snowmobile FEL: 9

FEL: 99

74.9

2011 Bombardier GSX SE 1200 and Grand Touring SE 1200 and Grand Touring LE 1200

FEL: 10 FEL: 119 72.6-75.1
2011 Bombardier MX-Z Sport 600 ACE, MX-Z TNT 600 ACE, Grand Touring Sport 600 ACE, Expedition Sport 600 ACE, Skandic WT 600 ACE, Renegade Sport 600 ACE, and Tundra LT 600 ACE FEL: 8 FEL: 90 71.3 - 75.1
2012 Yamaha RS Venture, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 9 FEL:116 72.1
2012 Bombardier and Grand Touring SE 1200 and Grand Touring LE 1200 FEL: 10 FEL: 119 72.9-75.1
2012 Bombardier MX-Z Sport 600 ACE, MX-Z TNT 600 ACE, Grand Touring Sport 600 ACE, Expedition Sport 600 ACE, Skandic WT 600 ACE, Renegade Sport 600 ACE, Tundra LT 600 ACE, and Tundra Sport 600ACE FEL: 8 FEL: 90 71.3 - 75.1
2012 Arctic Cat TZ1 / TZ1 LXR, M 1100, and XF 1100 / F 1100, Bearcat Z1 XT throttle-limited snowmobiles FEL: 9 FEL : 99 71.8 – 74.9
2013 Bombardier GSX SE 1200 and Grand Touring SE 1200 and Grand Touring LE 1200 FEL: 10 FEL : 110 72.8 – 73.5

2013 Bombardier MX-Z Sport 600 ACE, MX-Z TNT 600 ACE, Grand Touring Sport 600 ACE, Expedition Sport 600 ACE, Skandic WT 600 ACE, Skandic SWT 600 ACE Renegade Sport 600 ACE, Tundra LT 600 ACE, and Tundra Sport 600ACE

FEL: 8

FEL : 90

71.1 – 75.6

2013 Yamaha RS Venture, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 9 FEL:116 69.6 – 70.2
2013 Arctic Cat TZ1 / TZ1 LXR, M 1100, and XF 1100 / F 1100, Bearcat Z1 XT throttle-limited snowmobiles FEL: 9 FEL : 99 71.6 – 74.9
2014 – Bombardier (Engine Family EBCXY1.175GF)
Grand Touring SE 1200 Grand Touring LE 1200G
SX SE 1200
10 119 72.3 – 73.6
2014 – Bombardier (Engine Family EBCXY.6007GF)
MX-Z Sport 600 ACE, Grand Touring Sport 600 ACE
Expedition Sport 600 ACE
Skandic WT 600 ACE
Skandic SWT 600 ACE
Renegade Sport 600 ACE
Tundra LT 600 ACE
Tundra Sport 600 ACE
8 90 71.1 – 75.6
2014 – Bombardier (Engine Family EBCXY.8997GF)
MX-Z TNT ACE
Renegade Adrenaline 900 ACE
GSX LE 900 ACE
VGrand Touring LE 900 ACE
Expedition Sport 900 ACE
8 90 70.8 – 74.9
2014 - Yamaha RS Venture, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 8.6 FEL:115 69.6 – 70.2
2014 Arctic Cat (Engine Family E3AXY1.06LE4)TZ1/TZ1 LXR, Bearcat Z1 XT, ZR 5000 LXR throttle-limited snowmobiles FEL: 9 FEL : 99 71.2 – 75.0

1 EPA Family Emissions Limits (FEL) for Snowmobiles are 75 for Hydrocarbons and 275 for Carbon Monoxide (2010 and 2011 model years). (See Federal RegisterVol. 73, No. 123, Wednesday, June 25, 2008, page 35946)

2 Hydrocarbons: certified by EPA to a Family Emissions Limit (FEL) of 15 g/kW-hr or less.

3 Carbon Monoxide: certified by EPA to a Family Emissions Limit (FEL) of 120 g/kW-hr or less. Air emission figures for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons presented are either the Official Test Results (OTR) or the certified FEL. The Official Test Results are actual measured emissions. FEL's are not-to-exceed levels as certified by EPA.

4 Society of Automotive Engineers testing procedures allow for a 2 dB tolerance over the sound level limit to provide for variations in test site, temperature gradients, wind velocity gradients, test equipment, and inherent differences in nominally identical vehicles. (It has been observed that under some test site conditions, variability in test results greater than 2 dB can be experienced.) Sound emission figures represent an average of Official Test Results.

5 YellowstoneBAT certification for all 2009 year model snowmobiles will expire at the end of the 2013-2014 winter. Once approved, a snowmobile would generally be certified in Yellowstone as BAT for a period of six years. Effective November 22, 2013 the rule for winter use management in Yellowstone National Park allows a snowmobile meeting requirements for air and sound emissions may be operated for a period not exceeding six years from the manufacturing date, or after the snowmobile has traveled 6,000 miles, whichever occurs later.

2004-2008 Model Year BAT Snowmobiles Authorized to be used on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park

In Grand Teton National Park, BAT snowmobiles are allowed to be used on Jackson Lake for the purpose of ice fishing. The certification period is for six years, except that for individual machines, the period may be extended up to a total of 10 years provided that the mileage does not exceed 6,000 miles. Following are model year 2004-2008 snowmobiles authorized for use on Jackson Lake.
Snowmobile

Air Emissions (g/kW-hr)

Sound Emissions (dBA)

Hydrocarbons Carbon Monoxide
2004 Arctic Cat T660 Touring

5.62 FEL: 10

92.30 FEL: 115

71.75

2004 Bombardier Ski-Doo Elite SE, equipped with the Elite BAT upgrade6

4.65

103.16

74.8

2004 Bombardier Ski-Doo Legend Sport GT V1000, equipped with BAT upgrade6

6.12

92.93

72.3
2004 Polaris Frontier Classic and Touring models

5.4 FEL: 10

111.6 FEL: 140

73.2-73.7

2005 Arctic Cat Bearcat W/T5

5.62

FEL: 8

92.30

FEL: 105

73.7

2005 Arctic Cat T660 Touring5

5.62

FEL: 8

92.30

FEL: 105

72.2

2005 Bombardier Ski-Doo Legend Sport GT V1000, equipped with BAT upgrade kit5,6

4.65

FEL: 6.5

92.93

FEL: 120

71.8

2005 Polaris Frontier Touring5

5.4

FEL: 10

111.6

FEL: 120

73.7

2006 Arctic Cat Bearcat 660 W/T

FEL: 8

FEL: 105

74.5

2006 Arctic Cat Panther 660 Touring and Trail models

FEL: 8

FEL: 105

73.9

2006 Arctic Cat 660 Touring

FEL: 8

FEL: 105

72.2

2006 Polaris FS Classic and FS IQ Touring

9.8

FEL: 15

98.4

FEL: 120

75

2006 Yamaha RS Venture Touring with Yellowstone BAT kit FEL: 10 FEL: 120 71.9
2007 Arctic Cat Bearcat 660 W/T, Panther 660 Touring, Panther 660 Trail, 660 Touring FEL: 8

FEL: 105
Same as 2006 models
2007 Bombardier Ski-Doo Legend V800 Trail, Legend V800 Touring, Expedition V800 Sport, Skandic V800 Tundra FEL: 8 FEL: 120 72-73.9
2007 Polaris FS IQ Touring

FEL: 15

FEL: 120

75
2007 Yamaha RS Venture and RS Vector, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit

FEL: 10

FEL: 120 71.9
2008 Arctic Cat 660 Touring, Bearcat 660 W/T and Panther 660 Touring5 FEL: 8

FEL: 105

72.2-73.7

2008 Bombardier Ski-Doo Legend Trail, Legend Touring, Expedition Sport V800, Tundra, Expedition TUV, Skandic SWT5

FEL: 8 FEL: 120 70.1-71.9
2008 Yamaha RS Venture and RS Vector, equipped with Yellowstone BAT kit5 FEL: 10 FEL: 120 71.9


Notes:

  • The 2004 model year snowmobiles would be authorized through March 31, 2014
  • The 2005 model year snowmobiles would be authorized through March 31, 2015
  • The 2006 model year snowmobiles would be authorized through March 31, 2016
  • The 2007 model year snowmobiles would be authorized through March 31, 2017
  • The 2008 model year snowmobiles would be authorized through March 31, 2018

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.