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

    Chapter 2C:

      Section: 26:2C-8.28: DEP rules, regulations.

          
3. a. The Department of Environmental Protection, no later than 270 days after the effective date of this section, shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.).

b. The rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall include, but not need not be limited to:

(1) the designation of the required reduction in fine particle diesel emissions and choices of the best available retrofit technologies available to owners of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment to meet the required reduction for each make, model or type of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment, including, but not limited to, the description of the hierarchy and levels of best available retrofit technologies as they correspond to the emissions reductions anticipated from the use of each best available retrofit technology, and the requirements for implementing the use of best available retrofit technologies by any owner of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment who elects not to submit a fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan pursuant to section 7 or section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.32 or C.26:2C-8.34);

(2) guidelines and requirements for developing fleet retrofit plans, combined fleet retrofit plans, and fleet averaging plans, and any supplements or modifications thereto, including, but not limited to:

(a) a description of the components that, at a minimum, are to be included in a fleet retrofit plan;

(b) guidelines for use by owners of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment concerning how to develop an inventory of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment, prepare the required fleet retrofit plan, and determine the technology required for each vehicle or piece of equipment;

(c) the choices of the best available retrofit technologies available to owners of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment for each make, model or type of regulated vehicle or regulated equipment to achieve reductions in fine particle emissions;

(d) information on how to select the specific best available retrofit technologies and ensure the fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet plan, or fleet averaging plan requirements are met;

(e) procedures and provisions for the review and approval, and enforcement of fleet retrofit plans, combined fleet retrofit plans, and fleet averaging plans for regulated vehicles or regulated equipment; and

(f) provisions ensuring, in the implementation requirements for fleet retrofit plans, combined fleet plans, or fleet averaging plans, due consideration of the efforts of owners of regulated vehicles or regulated equipment who voluntarily retrofit regulated vehicles or regulated equipment prior to the required submittal of a fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan;

(3) the procedures for contacting the department with questions about the requirements of, and compliance with, the provisions of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.), and for obtaining any technical guidance needed in preparing the fleet retrofit plans, combined fleet retrofit plans, or fleet averaging plans;

(4) in consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, and the Department of Law and Public Safety, provisions concerning the idling and queuing of school buses and enforcement of violations thereof, in accordance with section 8 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.33) and no less stringent than restrictions on idling pursuant to department rules and regulations in effect on the effective date of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.); and

(5) any requirements or guidelines concerning the installation of closed crankcase technology in regulated school buses or compliance with the provisions of section 6 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.31);

(6) warranty provisions for best available retrofit technologies and their installation and use on regulated vehicles or regulated equipment; and

(7) any other provisions the department determines necessary for the implementation of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.).

c. No provision of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection a. of this section may:

(1) designate any other types, makes, models, or classes of vehicles or equipment as regulated vehicles or regulated equipment other than regulated vehicles and regulated equipment as defined in section 2 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.27);

(2) require the installation and use of a retrofit device on a private regulated commercial bus earlier than 180 days after the owners of public regulated commercial buses have been required to install and have begun to use best available retrofit technologies that are retrofit devices on public regulated commercial buses;

(3) require the installation or use of a retrofit device on a regulated vehicle or piece of regulated equipment unless:

(a) the State Treasurer certifies that the constitutionally dedicated moneys have been deposited in the Diesel Risk Mitigation Fund for that year; and

(b) the Department of Environmental Protection certifies that sufficient moneys are available in the fund to pay for the cost of purchase and installation of the retrofit device required to be installed or used in that given year, by rule or regulation or by a provision of a plan submitted pursuant to section 7 or section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.32 or C.26:2C-8.34).

Provided that the State Treasurer has issued the certification required under subparagraph (a) of paragraph (3) of this subsection for that year, the department may determine the amount of moneys available in the fund for that year, require the purchase and installation of those retrofit devices in those regulated vehicles or pieces of regulated equipment for which sufficient moneys are available, and certify that sufficient moneys are available for those retrofit devices in those regulated vehicles or pieces of equipment.

d. The rules and regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (6) of subsection b. of this section shall at a minimum require that:

(1) the manufacturer of best available retrofit technology warrant to the owner of any regulated vehicle or piece of regulated equipment the full repair and replacement cost of the best available retrofit technology, including parts and labor, if the best available retrofit technology fails to perform as verified;

(2) the manufacturer of best available retrofit technology warrant to the owner of any regulated vehicle or piece of regulated equipment, if the installation or use of the best available retrofit technology damages the engine or the engine components of the regulated vehicle or piece of regulated equipment, the repair or replacement of engine components to return the engine components of the regulated vehicle or piece of regulated equipment to the condition they were in prior to damage caused by the best available retrofit technology;

(3) the manufacturers of best available retrofit technology authorize installers of best available retrofit technology other than fuel as authorized installers of the best available retrofit technology; and

(4) only authorized installers of best available retrofit technology install best available retrofit technology other than fuel.

The specific provisions of these requirements and the specific provisions of any warranty may be established by the department through rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section or under separate rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), including but not limited to, the period of time during which a warranty would be in effect.

L.2005,c.219,s.3.



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






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