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Amendments to Rule

Sight-Seeing Buses

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

No. 74

§ 2. Subdivision e of section 24-163.6 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

e. The commissioner may issue a waiver for the use of the best available retrofit technology by a diesel fuel-powered sight-seeing bus where the department of consumer affairs makes a written finding, which is approved, in writing, by the commissioner, that such technology is unavailable for purchase for such bus, in which case the owner or operator of such bus 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 bus. 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:

§ 7. Subdivision b of section 24-163.6 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 41 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:

b. (1) Beginning January 1, 2007, any diesel fuel-powered sight-seeing bus that is licensed pursuant to subchapter 21 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code and that is equipped with an engine that is over three years old shall utilize the best available retrofit technology.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of subdivision c of this section, any diesel fuel-powered sight-seeing bus that is licensed pursuant to subchapter 21 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code 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, by January 1, 2017.