Presentation on theme: "Stop the Soot Peg Hanna NJ Dept of Environmental Protection Air Innovations Conference August 11, 2004."— Presentation transcript:
Stop the Soot Peg Hanna NJ Dept of Environmental Protection Air Innovations Conference August 11, 2004
PM Reduction Goals n Over 1/2 of NJ counties likely to be designated non-attainment. Need 12% reduction to meet standard. n Governor committed to 20% by n 1000 deaths and 68,000 asthma cases each year from exceeding standard. n Current focus is on diesel.
Diesel is... n Linked to premature deaths n Air toxic and likely carcinogen n Asthma trigger n Cause of chronic respiratory disease
Impetus for diesel strategy n 370 premature deaths avoided annually n 16,000 asthma cases avoided annually n $770 million to $10 billion in health care costs avoided
Multi-faceted solution n Public contracting n Mandatory diesel retrofits via legislation n Voluntary retrofits n Idling campaign
Public contracting n Environmentally responsible allocation of public dollars n Boston Big Dig & New Haven (CT) Harbor Crossing Improvement Program
ConnDOT is requiring all contractors and sub-contractors to take part in the Connecticut Clean Air Construction Initiative. In summary, the following contractor requirements apply: Emission control devices (such as oxidation catalysts) and/or clean fuels (such as PuriNOx) are required for: Diesel-powered construction equipment, with Engine horsepower (HP) ratings of 60 HP and above, that are On the project or assigned to the contract in excess of 30 days. Truck staging zones will be established for diesel-powered vehicles waiting to load or unload materials. The zones will be located where diesel emissions will have the least impact on abutters and the general public. Idling is limited to three minutes for delivery and dump trucks and other diesel-powered equipment (with some exceptions). All work will be conducted to ensure that no harmful effects are caused to adjacent sensitive receptors, such as schools, hospitals, and elderly housing. Diesel-powered engines will be located away from fresh air intakes, air conditioners, and windows.
Public Contracting n NYC Law - severe O 3 non-attainment n ULSD and BAT in city owned diesel non-road >50hp. n Public construction contracts must have ULSD & BAT component. n Regulations proposed. Comment period closed. n law03077.pdf law03077.pdf
Xanadu n 20,000 construction jobs over 5 years. n Project applicant committed to diesel reduction as part of EIS. n Drafting bid specs for subcontractors n Proposed legislation states: After January 2010, NJ shall not award contract to owner of regulated diesel vehicle unless use BART
Mandatory retrofits via legislation n DEP shall adopt rules which require BART for certain non-road equipment as well as certain transit buses, school buses, garbage trucks, and heavy duty trucks. n (Plan to target 11% of diesel mobile sources for 15% reduction) n Prioritize emission reductions in densely populated urban areas. n (search for S1759)
Mandatory retrofits via legislation n ULSD for on-road and non-road n $24 million for local government grants n Tax deduction and exemption from sales tax
The power of SEPs n TSE in Paulsboro n Newark bus retrofit n Possible port project n Have wish list ready
Contact information n Phone: n n Mail: NJDEP - Diesel Risk Reduction Team 401 East State St, 3rd floor PO Box 422 Trenton, NJ