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NYC Motor Vehicle Standards Laws


See: purchasing standards for NYC agencies; air code leaving NYCWasteLess at NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

Law: NYC Administrative Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 24, Chapter 1, Subchapter 7: Equipment and Apparatus: Use and Maintenance, Sections 163.1 - 163.7)

Rules: Rules of the City of New York leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 15: Chapters 14, 15, 25, 26)

Summary: NYC has passed a series of laws governing the purchase and use of cleaner vehicles including best available technologies for reducing emissions of pollutants, ultra low sulfur diesel fuel, and alternative fuels. The laws cover various categories of vehicles owned, used or regulated by the City. The NYC Dept of Environmental Protection administers the rules for these laws including maintaining a list of best available technology (BAT), best available retrofit technology (BART), and sulfur content allowed in ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. The NYC Dept of Transportation Alternative Fuels Program leaving NYCWasteLess further supports this legislation.

Local Law 38 of 2005 leaving NYCWasteLess requires the purchase of cleaner vehicles for City's bus and sanitation vehicle fleet.

The following laws restrict emission of pollutants from:

nyc clean air taxi and for-hire laws
nyc diesel generator standards law
nyc vehicle engine idling laws

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