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  • NJ A4120
  • Establishes DEP program to reduce heavy-duty diesel truck emissions from trucks operating in the ports of Bayonne, Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Newark.
Introduced
(9/15/2016)
In Committee
(9/15/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) a clean truck tariff program to be administered by the DEP to address the State health and environmental problems from heavy-duty diesel truck traffic in the ports of Bayonne, Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Newark. The bill requires the beneficial cargo owner of a container being transported by an owner or operator of a heavy-duty diesel truck registered to operate in the New Jersey portion of the port district to pay a clean truck tariff of not less than $100 nor more than $150 per trip to a port to receive or deliver a shipping container: 1) prior to January 2, 2020 if the model year of the truck is 2011 or older; and 2) on and after January 2, 2020 if the model year of the truck is more than eight years old. The bill further provides that all moneys collected for the clean truck tariff would be deposited in the "Clean Truck Tariff Fund," established in the bill, and that the moneys would be used to subsidize or reimburse the costs of updating the model years of the trucks operating in the ports of Bayonne, Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Newark. The bill also directs the DEP to apply for and solicit funding for these subsidies or reimbursements from whatever funding sources may be available, for deposit into the "Clean Truck Tariff Fund." Any owner of a heavy-duty diesel truck registered to operate in the New Jersey portion of the port district with a model year of 2011 or older, or on or after January 2, 2020, with a model year more than eight years old, may apply to the DEP for a subsidy or reimbursement in the manner established by the DEP. The bill also directs the DEP to enter into an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the Port Authority) to provide for the collection of the clean truck tariff and the forwarding of the moneys therefrom to the DEP. The bill allows the Port Authority to retain a portion of the collected moneys, not to exceed 2 percent, for administrative expenses connected with its responsibilities pursuant to the agreement. The bill also requires the agreement to establish the dollar amount of the clean truck tariff, how it would be imposed and collected, and any other provisions the DEP and the Port Authority determine to be necessary for the collection of the clean truck tariff.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 9/15/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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