File #: Int 0880-2015    Version: * Name: The use of b-5 biodiesel fuel in city-owned, operated or contracted school buses.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 8/13/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of b-5 biodiesel fuel in city-owned, operated or contracted school buses
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This local law requires that diesel fuel-powered school buses use ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel that contains five percent biodiesel.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 880, 2. Committee Report 10/26/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 10/26/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 10/26/15

Int. No. 880

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Richards, Constantinides, Koo and Rose

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of b-5 biodiesel fuel in city-owned, operated or contracted school buses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                      Section 1. Subdivision a of section 24-163.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 61 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:                      

                     Biodiesel. The term “biodiesel” means biodiesel as defined in section 24-163.4 of this code, provided that such fuel meets the specifications of the American society of testing and materials designation D 6751-15.

[(1) "Department of education"] Department of education. The term “department of education” means the New York city department of education, formerly known as the New York city board of education, and any successor agency or entity thereto, the expenses of which are paid in whole or in part from the city treasury.

[(2)  "Person" means any natural person, partnership, firm, company, association, joint stock association, corporation or other legal entity.]

[(3)  "School bus"] School bus. The term “school bus” means any vehicle of the designation "Type A bus," "Type B bus," "Type C bus," or "Type D bus," as set forth in subdivisions x, y, z, and aa of section 720.1 of title seventeen of the New York codes, rules and regulations, that is operated pursuant to a school bus contract and is used to transport children to or from any school located in the city of New York.

Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. The term “ultra low sulfur diesel fuel” means ultra low sulfur diesel fuel as defined in section 24-163.4 of this code.

[(4)  "School bus contract"] School bus contract. The term “school bus contract” means any agreement between any person and the department of education to transport children on a school bus.

                     § 2. Section 24-163.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision j to read as follows:

                     j. Diesel fuel-powered school buses shall be powered by fuel that is both (1) ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and (2) at least five percent biodiesel.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of environmental protection shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

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