Transportation Committee Alert
August 12, 2009

DEC Adopts Requirements of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

The purpose of DERA and the adopted regulation is to address the public health threat posed by the combustion of diesel fuel from certain heavy duty vehicles (HDVs). This part implements the requirements for the use of ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, best available retrofit technology (BART), and low NOx rebuild kits on certain heavy duty vehicles owned by, operated by, on behalf of, or leased by state agencies and state and regional public authorities.