Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-47.3
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

SECTION 31-47.3-1.1

§ 31-47.3-1.1. Purpose.

This act shall be known and may be cited as "An Act Concerning Government Responsibility To Protect Public Health From Diesel Pollution." The general purposes of this act are to:

(1) Minimize human exposure to and health risks from diesel pollution;

(2) Reduce health costs, missed school days, lost worker productivity and premature mortality linked to exposure to the diesel particulate matter (PM) and other diesel pollutants;

(3) Achieve maximum feasible diesel particulate matter emissions reductions and diminished human exposure that is additional to the impact of federal diesel emission rules, which focus mostly on new engines;

(4) Advance the state's climate protection goals and climate action plan by reducing the amount of black carbon pollution emitted by diesels; and

(5) Achieve health benefits for Rhode Island by ensuring state contracting and leasing takes advantage of retrofits that are occurring in the marketplace.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 171, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 184, § 1.)