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

    Chapter 2C:

      Section: 26:2C-8.35: Approval of fleet retrofit plans.

          
10. a. The department shall review, and approve or disapprove all parts of any fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan submitted pursuant to section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34). The department may approve or disapprove any fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or the fleet averaging plan in part, and:

(1) may direct the owner to comply with the approved part or parts of the fleet retrofit plan, the combined fleet retrofit plan, or the fleet averaging plan, as applicable, prior to final approval of other parts of the fleet retrofit plan, the combined fleet retrofit plan, or the fleet averaging plan; or

(2) in the case of a fleet averaging plan, may determine that the owner or the group of owners cannot comply with the requirements of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.26 et al.) by implementing the proposed fleet averaging plan, and may require the owner to submit a fleet retrofit plan, or the group of owners of the fleets to submit a combined fleet retrofit plan or individual fleet retrofit plans.

Any determination made, or requirement established, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be made in writing and shall be provided in writing to each owner affected by the determination or requirement.

The department may disapprove any fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or any part thereof, submitted pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection a. of section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34), if the department determines that the costs or cost estimates, submitted pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection a. of section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34) for retrofit devices described in the fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, as appropriate, are unreasonable based upon criteria including, but not limited to, prevailing market rates and acquisition by the State of comparable technology. If the department makes such a determination, the department shall enter into negotiations with the owner to resolve the discrepancy.

b. If the department exercises its authority under paragraph (2) of subsection a. of this section, the department shall issue a modified timetable for submittal of a fleet retrofit plan for the regulated vehicles or regulated equipment, a combined fleet retrofit plan for the group of owners, or individual fleet retrofit plans for the owners in the group. The department may require the submittal of these plans no earlier than 180 days after the date of the determination pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection a. of this section, or the date on or by which both of the certifications required pursuant to subsection l. of section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34) have been made, whichever is later. The department shall review, approve or disapprove any fleet retrofit plan or combined fleet retrofit plan submitted in accordance with this modified timetable.

c. Whenever the department disapproves a fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or a part thereof, the department shall provide a detailed explanation to the owner indicating the deficiencies of the disapproved fleet retrofit plan, disapproved combined fleet retrofit plan, or the disapproved fleet averaging plan, or part thereof, and the recommendations of the department to correct the deficiencies.

d. During the review process or prior to final approval of a fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or the part thereof in question, the department may contact and enter into negotiations with the owner to resolve discrepancies between the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.28), the submitted fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, and any requests by the owner for alternatives pursuant to subsection g. of section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34).

e. The owner or a group of owners whose fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or any part thereof, is disapproved by the department shall make the recommended revisions to the disapproved fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or the disapproved part thereof, within 60 days after the receipt of the disapproval notification from the department, and shall submit to the department the final revised fleet retrofit plan, final revised combined fleet retrofit plan, or the final revised fleet averaging plan, or the final revised part thereof that had been disapproved and revised. If the department does not take further action within 30 days after receipt of the final revised fleet retrofit plan, final revised combined fleet retrofit plan, the final fleet averaging plan, or the final revised part that had been disapproved, the fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or the part that had been disapproved and revised, shall be considered approved and in effect. If the department finds within 30 days after the receipt of the final revised fleet retrofit plan, final revised combined fleet retrofit plan, or the final revised fleet averaging plan, that the owner has not complied with the recommended revisions, the department may take further action to require compliance with this subsection, but the plan shall be in effect as of the date of the close of the 30-day period following the submittal of the final revised plan, or part thereof.

f. Upon the date of final approval of the fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, or fleet averaging plan, or any part thereof, the owner shall be subject to the provisions of the fleet retrofit plan, combined fleet retrofit plan, fleet averaging plan, or that part thereof, and shall be required to comply with these provisions on or after the final approval date or the date on or by which both certifications required pursuant to subsection l. of section 9 of P.L.2005, c.219 (C.26:2C-8.34) have been made, whichever is later.

L.2005,c.219,s.10; amended 2006, c.94, s.3.



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






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