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DIESEL RISK REDUCTION

PURPOSE OF FUNDING
Provide a source of funding to reimburse diesel vehicle owners who are complying with the New Jersey Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule, the cost to purchase and install retrofit control devices, which will bring about the reduction of particulate emissions from diesel engines.

SOURCE OF FUNDING
A portion of the Corporate Business Tax.

STATUTORY CITATION
N.J.S.A. 26:2C-8.26 et seq.; P.L.2005, c.219

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
New Jersey based owners of: school buses, solid waste collection vehicles that are publicly owned or used in public contracts, commercial buses, and publicly owned off-road diesel equipment, who are subject to the New Jersey Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule. A more detailed description of what is eligible for reimbursement can be found in the New Jersey Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
The applicant must own a diesel school bus, regulated commercial bus, regulated solid waste vehicle, regulated on-road vehicle or regulated off-road equipment that is subject to the New Jersey Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule.

GRANT LIMITATIONS
The applicant must meet warranty and emission reduction requirements as stated in the New Jersey Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule.  Except for Closed Crankcase Ventilation Systems, all other retrofit devices must be verified by either the US Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board.  Also, an installer who has been authorized by the retrofit manufacturer must install the retrofit device.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Outlined in NJ Diesel Mandatory Retrofit Rule.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Previous deadlines which were based on the School Bus installation deadline have passed. The submittal deadline for the Inventory/Cost estimate for “Public owned on and off-road vehicles” is September 8, 2011.

NOTIFICATION DATE
Fleet owners are provided with deadline dates (modifications, installation and annual supplements) in review letters from the program managers.

FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST AN NJDEP APPLICATION, CONTACT
Tony Iavarone - Supervising Environmental Specialist
NJDEP
401 East State Street, PO 423
Trenton, NJ 08625-0423
609-292-7953
Tony.Iavarone@dep.state.nj.us

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