Thank you for your interest in our Small Gas Engine Ban Survey, the details of which you can read below.
You can take part in our survey if you live in the USA or Canada and are over 18 years of age. It’s estimated to take 3 minutes, though most people take less time. Follow the link at the end of the survey to enter the prize draw for a $200 Amazon gift card (to be drawn on June 5, 2023).
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There are now many states or cities that have bans on small off-road engines (“SOREs”). Some are current and others are to be introduced in the near future.
This will affect the sale and use of chainsaws, leaf blowers, lawnmowers, brush cutters, line trimmers, pole saws, generators, log splitters, stump grinders, and numerous other types of gas-powered engine equipment.
California is a well-known case. From 2024 the sale of NEW small gas engine equipment will be prohibited. Used and second-hand products can still be bought and sold, but there will be no sales of new equipment.
Since January 2022, Washington DC has banned gas-powered leaf blowers outright. There are $500 fines for anyone caught using them. However, there is an exemption for using them on federal property… that’s still OK.
Other such bans are being implemented or considered in Denver, New York State, Vancouver, and many other states, cities, or districts. Many of these bans reference a 2011 leaf blower study we recently took a look at.
The purpose of this survey is to learn what users of this equipment think and what their behavior might be going forward.