Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-47.3
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

SECTION 31-47.3-4

§ 31-47.3-4. Emission reduction strategies in new public works contracts.

Effective upon passage of this legislation, any solicitation for a public works contract with the state, and any contract entered into as a result of such solicitation, shall include provisions requiring all heavy duty vehicles used in the performance of such contract to adhere to the following requirements:

(1) Contractors shall establish staging zones, provided that such space is available at no extra cost, for diesel vehicles away from the general public or sensitive receptors, including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, and residential neighborhoods, to minimize the impact of emissions from idling vehicles.

(2) Idling of diesel engines shall be limited to no more than five (5) minutes, except in cases where the engine must idle to perform normal operations, as with a cement truck.

(3) Onroad and nonroad heavy-duty diesel vehicles, including generators, shall use only ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.

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