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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2C:

      Section: 26:2C-8.27: Definitions relative to regulation of fine particle emissions from diesel engines.

          
2. As used in sections 1 through 31 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et seq.):

"Best available retrofit technology" means the equipment, retrofit device, or fuel, or any combination thereof, designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a verified technology for diesel retrofit programs, or by the California Air Resources Board as a verified technology for diesel emissions control, for use on or in specific makes, model years, types, and classes of on-road diesel vehicles or off-road diesel equipment, and that, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, may be used on or in regulated vehicles or regulated equipment, at a reasonable cost, to achieve substantial reduction of fine particle diesel emissions. "Best available retrofit technology" may include, but is not limited to, particle filters, diesel oxidation catalysts, flow through filters, and modified diesel fuel, provided that these diesel retrofit devices and diesel emissions control strategies are verified technologies according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. "Best available retrofit technology" shall include only those retrofit devices and fuel for which the retrofit device manufacturer or fuel manufacturer agrees, in a manner determined appropriate by the department, that the installation and use of the retrofit device or the use of the special fuel would not jeopardize the original engine warranty in effect at the time of the installation or the commencement of use of the retrofit device or fuel, and for which the retrofit device manufacturer or fuel manufacturer has provided a warranty pursuant to the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.28). "Best available retrofit technology" shall not include repowering of any vehicle or piece of equipment, or the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel;

"Commission" means the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission;

"Compliance form" means a form used for ascertaining compliance with the provisions of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.) or eligibility for reimbursement of costs associated therewith, and issued pursuant to section 6, section 7, section 16, or section 17 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.31, C.26:2C-8.32, C.26:2C-8.41, or C.26:2C-8.42);

"Constitutionally dedicated moneys" mean moneys dedicated pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6, subparagraph (d) of the State Constitution;

"Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection;

"Diesel commercial bus" means a diesel bus as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 1995, c.157 (C.39:8-60), except that "diesel commercial bus" shall include only diesel commercial buses with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 14,000 pounds, and shall not include school buses;

"Diesel engine" means an internal combustion engine with compression ignition using diesel fuel, including the fuel injection system but excluding the exhaust system;

"Diesel Risk Mitigation Fund" or "fund" means the fund established pursuant to section 28 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.53);

"Diesel solid waste vehicle" means any on-road diesel vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 14,000 pounds that is used for the purposes of collecting or transporting residential or commercial solid waste, including vehicles powered by a diesel engine used for transporting waste containers, including, but not necessarily limited to, open boxes, dumpsters or compactors, which may be removed from the tractor. "Diesel solid waste vehicle" shall include solid waste cabs and solid waste single-unit vehicles;

"Fine particle" means a particle emitted directly into the atmosphere from exhaust produced by the combustion of diesel fuel and having an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less;

"Fine particle diesel emissions" means emissions of fine particles from an on-road diesel vehicle or from off-road diesel equipment;

"Fleet" means one or more on-road diesel vehicles or pieces of off-road diesel equipment;

"Off-road diesel equipment" means any equipment or vehicle, other than a diesel construction truck, powered by a diesel engine that is used primarily for construction, loading, and other off-road purposes and, when in use, is not commonly operated on a roadway except when used for roadway construction and repair, including, but not necessarily limited to, rollers, scrapers, excavators, rubber tire loaders, crawler/dozers, and off-highway trucks. "Off-road diesel equipment" shall include equipment and vehicles that are not used primarily for transportation and are considered off-road equipment and vehicles but, for the purposes of moving the equipment and vehicles from place to place on the roadways of the State, are required to have "in-transit" plates issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. "Off-road diesel equipment" shall not include any non-mobile equipment, such as a generator or pump, and shall not include boats or trains;

"On-road diesel vehicle" means any vehicle, other than a private passenger automobile, that is powered by a diesel engine and operated on the roadways of the State, and shall include, but need not be limited to, diesel buses, diesel-powered motor vehicles, and heavy-duty diesel trucks as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1995, c.157 (C.39:8-60);

"Owner" means any person, the State, or any political subdivision thereof, that owns any on-road diesel vehicle or off-road diesel equipment subject to the provisions of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.);

"Private regulated commercial bus" means any diesel commercial bus not owned by the New Jersey Transit Corporation, and any diesel commercial bus owned by the New Jersey Transit Corporation but leased or operated by a provider of diesel commercial bus service other than the New Jersey Transit Corporation;

"Public regulated commercial bus" means any diesel commercial bus owned and operated by the New Jersey Transit Corporation;

"Regulated commercial bus" means any diesel commercial bus registered and operating in the State;

"Regulated equipment" means any regulated off-road diesel equipment or any piece of off-road diesel equipment that is required to use best available retrofit technology pursuant to an approved fleet averaging plan;

"Regulated off-road diesel equipment" means any off-road diesel equipment operating in the State that is owned by the State or any political subdivision thereof, or a county or municipality, or any political subdivision thereof;

"Regulated on-road diesel vehicle" means any on-road diesel vehicle registered in the State that is owned by the State or any political subdivision thereof, a county or municipality, or any political subdivision thereof;

"Regulated school bus" means a school bus powered by a diesel engine, and owned by a school district, nonpublic school, or school bus contractor who has entered into a contract with a school district or a nonpublic school to transport children to and from a primary or secondary school in the State, that was originally designed to carry 10 or more passengers, and is in service on or after the effective date of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.);

"Regulated solid waste vehicle" means any diesel solid waste vehicle registered in the State that is owned by the State or any political subdivision thereof, or a county or municipality or any political subdivision thereof, or that is owned by a person who has entered into a contract in effect on or after the effective date of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.), with the State or any political subdivision thereof, or a county or municipality or any political subdivision thereof, to provide solid waste services;

"Regulated vehicle" means any regulated commercial bus, regulated on-road diesel vehicle, regulated solid waste vehicle, or any regulated school bus required to comply with any requirements pursuant to subsection b. of section 7 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.32) from model year 2006 or a preceding model year and registered in the State, or any on-road diesel vehicle registered in the State that is required to use best available retrofit technology pursuant to an approved fleet averaging plan;

"Retrofit device" means a best available retrofit technology that is an after-market apparatus installed on an on-road diesel vehicle or on a piece of off-road diesel equipment;

"School bus" means a school bus as defined under R.S.39:1-1;

"Technology" means any equipment, device, or fuel used alone or in combination to achieve the reductions in emissions required for best available retrofit technology; and

"Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel" means diesel fuel that the United States Environmental Protection Agency designates or defines as ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.

L.2005,c.219,s.2.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.






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