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Amendments to Rule

Sanitation Vehicles

LOCAL LAWS
OF
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
FOR THE YEAR 2013

No. 74

§ 1. Subdivision h of section 24-163.5 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

h. The commissioner may issue a waiver for the use of the best available retrofit technology by a diesel fuel-powered motor vehicle or diesel fuel-powered nonroad vehicle where the city agency that has entered into the applicable solid waste contract or recyclable materials contract makes a written finding, which is approved, in writing, by the commissioner, that such technology is unavailable for purchase for such vehicle, in which case the contractor shall be required to use the technology for reducing the emission of pollutants that would be the next best available retrofit technology and that is available for purchase for such vehicle. Any waiver issued pursuant to this subdivision shall expire after three years. The commissioner shall not renew any waiver issued pursuant to this subdivision after January 1, 2014.


LOCAL LAWS
OF
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
FOR THE YEAR 2013

No. 73

Introduced by Council Members Gennaro, Levin, Eugene, Fidler, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Chin, Gentile, Vallone and Brewer.

A LOCAL LAW

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing the emissions of pollutants from vehicles used by or on behalf of the city of New York.

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

§ 6. Subdivision b of section 24-163.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 3 to read as follows:

(3) Notwithstanding any provision of subdivision c of this section, any solid waste contract or recyclable materials contract entered into pursuant to requests for bids and/or requests for proposals issued after the effective date of the local law that added this paragraph shall specify that, as of January 1, 2017, all diesel fuel-powered motor vehicles used in the performance of such contract that operate primarily within the city of New York shall utilize the best available retrofit technology that meets the level 4 emission control strategy as defined in subdivision d of this section, or be equipped with an engine certified to the applicable 2007 United States environmental protection agency standard for particulate matter as set forth in section 86.007- 11 of title 40 of the code of federal regulations or to any subsequent United States environmental protection agency standard for such pollutant that is at least as stringent, and all contractors in the performance of such contract shall comply with such specification.