Who must comply / Who is regulated
What vehicles are covered by the Diesel Retrofit Law?
Owners of regulated vehicles and equipment are responsible for complying with the Diesel Retrofit Program rules. Regulated vehicles are those that are powered by a diesel engine and include:
- School buses
- Solid Waste Vehicles that are publicly-owned or used to perform solid waste services under a public contract
- Commercial Buses owned by private and public entities
- Publicly-owned on-road vehicles
- Publicly-owned off-road vehicles with at least 175 horsepower
What do I need to do to comply?
An owner of one or more regulated vehicles or equipment must provide to the NJDEP an inventory of all the diesel-powered vehicles and equipment within his or her fleet. The inventory must include information about all of the vehicles/equipment, the compliance method the owner plans to use to meet the required emission reductions for the regulated vehicles/equipment, and the type and cost of the retrofit system. Please note that all retrofits must be installed by an authorized installer listed on a State Contract issued for the purposes of the Diesel Retrofit Program rules. Only an authorized installer on the State Contract is eligible for reimbursements, therefore, there are no initial out-of-pocket costs to the fleet owner. The inventory is filed through the NJDEP Online website and reviewed by NJDEP. Use this link to complete and submit Inventories, Notices of Intent to Comply, Fleet Plans, and Annual Supplements:
Upon approval and certification of funding by NJDEP for retrofits, the owner must have the vehicles retrofitted in accordance with the inventory submittal. After retrofitting, the owner must send completed compliance forms to NJDEP. The vehicle must also undergo a “One-Time Compliance Inspection” during its next scheduled periodic motor vehicle inspection performed by a Motor Vehicle Services Inspector or a licensed Private Inspection Facility (PIF), where the inspector will certify the installation of the retrofit on the Compliance Form. (Once installation is certified, no additional action is required by the vehicle owner other than the mandated motor vehicle inspection.) The completed Compliance Form must stay with the vehicle and a copy must be sent to NJDEP.A licensed PIF inspector must be trained and authorized by the NJDEP to certify the installation of a BART retrofit device. For a list of trained PIF inspectors, click here.