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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AIR QUALITY, ENERGY, AND SUSTAINABILITY
DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY

Notice of Rule Proposal and State Implementation Plan Revision
Advanced Clean Trucks Program and Fleet Reporting Requirements
Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10
Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 and 33

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new Air Pollution Control rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 and 33 and amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10.   

This proposed rulemaking is part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide. The proposed rulemaking has two major components that focus on reducing emissions of CO2 and other pollutants from the transportation sector.  First, the Advanced Clean Trucks Program will require manufacturers of vehicles over 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) to participate in a credit/deficit program intended to increase the percentage of zero-emission vehicles sold in New Jersey.  By increasing sales of electric vehicles, the Department’s proposed rulemaking will reduce transportation sector emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5).  Second, the Fleet Reporting Requirement imposes a one-time reporting requirement intended to obtain information about the in-State operation of fleets of vehicles over 8,500 pounds GVWR that will inform future decisions concerning further emission reductions from the transportation sector.  The proposed rulemaking includes penalty provisions at N.J.A.C. 7:27A for the proposed amendments to the Air Pollution Control rules. 

The proposal also constitutes a revision to New Jersey’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.  To the extent that the proposed amendments and new rules impact rules in the SIP, this rulemaking constitutes a revision to the SIP. 

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated April 19, 2021.  A copy of the proposal is available on the Department’s webpages at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20210419a.pdf and https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqm/curformp.html, and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal).

A public hearing concerning the proposal will be conducted virtually via the Department’s video conferencing software on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 9:00 A.M. 

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Phone Conference ID:  991 084 62#

Written comments are due by June 18, 2021.  The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments. Written comments may be submitted electronically at www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments.  In the alternative, comments may be submitted on paper to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-21-03
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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