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File #: Int 0204-2018    Version: * Name: Allowing the department of sanitation to purchase appropriate vehicles to utilize during a snowfall.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing the department of sanitation to purchase appropriate vehicles to utilize during a snowfall
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This Local Law would allow the Department of Sanitation to purchase light- and medium-duty vehicles that can be used in response to a snowfall or other emergency that do not meet certain low-emission ratings.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 204, 2. Int. No. 204, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 204

 

By Council Members Matteo and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing the department of sanitation to purchase appropriate vehicles to utilize during a snowfall

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 24-163.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: 

a. Definitions. When used in this section or in section 24-163.2 of this chapter: "Alternative fuel" means natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, electricity, and any other fuel which is at least eighty-five percent, singly or in combination, methanol, ethanol, any other alcohol or ether. "Alternative fuel motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is operated using solely an alternative fuel or is operated using solely an alternative fuel in combination with gasoline or diesel fuel, and shall not include bi-fuel motor vehicles. "Average fuel economy" means the sum of the fuel economies of all motor vehicles in a defined group divided by the number of motor vehicles in such group. "Bi-fuel motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is capable of being operated by both an alternative fuel and gasoline or diesel fuel, but may be operated exclusively by any one of such fuels. "Equivalent carbon dioxide" means the metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases emitted by motor vehicles based upon their global warming potential according to the California air resources board or the United States environmental protection agency. "Fuel economy" means the United States environmental protection agency city mileage published label value for a particular motor vehicle, pursuant to section 32908(b) of title 49 of the United States code. "Gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle model as the maximum design loaded weight of a single vehicle of that model. "Light-duty vehicle" means any motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less. "Medium-duty vehicle" means any motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 8,500 pounds but not more than 14,000 pounds. "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power, except electrically-driven mobility assistance devices operated or driven by a person with a disability, provided, however, that this term shall not include vehicles that are specially equipped for emergency response by the department, office of emergency management, sheriff's office of the department of finance, police department, fire department, department of correction, [or] office of the chief medical examiner, or vehicles for the department of sanitation that can be used in response to snowfall or other emergencies. "Purchase" means purchase, lease, borrow, obtain by gift or otherwise acquire. "Use-based fuel economy" means the total number of miles driven by all light-duty and medium-duty vehicles in the city fleet during the previous fiscal year divided by the total amount of fuel used by such vehicles during the previous fiscal year.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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