Summary of Requirements
- Diesel construction equipment that is powered by a Tier 1 and newer non-road diesel engine greater than 100 horsepower and used on the project for more than ten days shall have engines that meet the USEPA Tier 4 non-road emission standards or the best available emission control technology that is technologically feasible for that application
- Control technology must be verified by the USEPA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), or the Switzerland BUWAL program (VERT filter list) to reduce particulate matter emissions by at least 85 percent.
- Requirements would not apply to non-road equipment that meets “Tier 4” federal emissions standards (phased-in 2011-2013).
- Engines less than 100 horsepower are excluded.
- Exceptions are allowed for equipment where the contractor demonstrates that retrofitting is technically infeasible or where the control device would create a safety hazard such as impaired operator visibility.
- Goal is to install tailpipe particulate retrofits on 175 pieces of non-road construction equipment by June 20, 2014.
- Use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (< 15 ppm sulfur) is required in accordance with USEPA requirements.
- Contractors must implement measures to ensure compliance with the three minute idling limit for all heavy duty diesel on-road vehicles and non-road diesel equipment operating at, or visiting, the site, as required by N.J.A.C. 7:27-14.1 et seq.